Richard A. Weidel Sr. passed away peacefully at their Harbourton, NJ, home, ‘Boxwood Farm,’ surrounded by his beloved family on Thursday, June 11, 2009. He was 82 years of age. Richard was born on May 25, 1927, in Trenton, NJ, and attended Trenton Catholic, Valley Forge Military Academy, Trenton High School, The Citadel, and Temple University. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received an honorable discharge in 1949. He obtained his real estate license in 1949 and in 1952 became a licensed broker and was a partner in his family’s business, Karl Weidel, Inc., Trenton, NJ. In 1959 he opened the company’s first branch office and continued to grow the company with offices serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He actively continued his real estate career in various capacities as owner/broker and chairman. Upon his death, he held the title of chairman of Richard A. Weidel Corporation and affiliate companies and broker of R.A. Weidel Corporation, Pennsylvania. Throughout his career he was a proud supporter of the REALTOR Association and served as vice president of New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards, president of Trenton and Mercer County Board of Realtors, and president of the Trenton and Mercer County Multiple Listing System, Inc. He was the first realtor in Mercer County to be honored as REALTOR(r) Emeritus by the National Association of REALTOR(r)s for over 50 years of service. His professionalism, ethics, and passion as a realtor helped evolve the industry to better serve homebuyers and sellers. Richard and Pamela enjoyed spending winters on North Hutchison Island, FL, and Ocala, FL. Richard was an avid sports enthusiast. He was a licensed pilot, and loved skiing, boating, hunting, tennis, horse racing, and golf. He was an active member of St. George’s R.C. Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Karl and Elizabeth (Toman) Weidel, Jr.; a brother, Karl Weidel, III, and sister, Elizabeth Fitzgeorge. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Arena Weidel; his children and their spouses and significant others, Deborah E. Weidel of Hopewell Township, NJ, Victoria L. Weidel of Jupiter, FL, and Richard A. and Abigail Weidel Jr. of Harbourton, NJ. He is also survived by two stepdaughters, Anita and Thomas Rivella Jr. of East Amwell, NJ, and Denise and Michael Ackerson of Hopewell, NJ; 10 grandchildren, Robert J. Cooper, Corrina L. Cooper, Richard A. Weidel, III, Elizabeth A. Weidel, Katherine M. Weidel, Stephan T. Sansone, Thomas Rivella, III, Fallon Rivella, Michael B. Ackerson, and Myles C. Ackerson, and eight nieces. There will be no calling hours and funeral services will be private. Arrangements are by the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Rd., Pennington. To send a condolence, visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George’s R.C. Church, 137 River Rd., Titusville, NJ 08560. Tags: 1950

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