Over the weekend veteran WABC radio newsman George Weber was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment, a victim of murder. The police are investigating but it looks like he was stabbed in the neck--most likely, in my view, is that he walked in on a robber who panicked.
Dreadful news, to be sure. I didn't know George other than by reputation but my best friend worked with him on WABC's morning show and always had great things to say about him. A bunch of other colleagues have been saying similar things--nice man, opened his home to everyone for great parties, gave a lot of people their start in radio...
The list of accolades goes on--we should all be as lucky as to be remembered so fondly by so many--and at the same time it is sad at how unlucky he was this weekend.
George worked very closely with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa. While I'm not encouraging revenge, I would think that his killer might want to turn himself into police before the Angels find him.
Rest in peace, George. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May George's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.