In Memoriam: Gerald E. (Jerry) Weber

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Hilde Schwartz, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

Jerry Weber in the field
Jerry Weber

We are saddened to announce the death of Dr. Gerald E. (Jerry) Weber at the age of 82. Jerry was an EPS alumnus (Ph.D., 1980) and a long-time lecturer whose field geology courses were particularly legendary. His leadership of the summer field camp introduced generations of students to the magic and complexity of the Poleta Fold Belt, a transformative experience for EPS majors for years.

For more than 30 years Jerry and his wife, Sue Holt, have provided financial support for travel and field studies to hundreds of EPS undergraduates, initially via the Earth Sciences Student Special Needs Fund and later through the Weber-Holt Fund.

Jerry passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 19th, following a rapid health decline. His beloved Sue was by his side.