WEIL obit

Carlos Weil, Jr.

December 1, 2018 West Chester, PA "Cap"

Carlos “Cap” Weil, Jr. passed away peacefully on December 1, 2018 in Chester County at the age of 78.

Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in Upper Darby, Cap attended The Haverford School where he was both a scholar and an athlete. He continued his studies at Bucknell University where he received a B.S. in Chemistry. After graduation Cap spent two years in the Army as part of the Chemical Corp. After leaving the service, he spent some time playing semi-professional soccer.

Cap’s entire career was spent working for Atlas Chemical which later became a part of ICI. His job gave him amazing opportunities to travel the world and even to live abroad in England.  He loved to tell stories of his adventures, especially about his work in Central and South America. He was a citizen of the world and relished the time he got to spend immersed in other cultures. Cap never met a “stranger” and he made the world a better place because of his inquisitive and friendly nature.

At home, Cap stayed busy with his family and a full plate of volunteer activities. He was a leader of the Explorer Scouts, taught rock climbing and refereed youth soccer games. He was a marvelous chef and read cookbooks like they were novels. He was always dreaming up new culinary delights for friends and family. In retirement, he filled his days serving on the boards of numerous local organizations. He was the board president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, supporter of the Tick Tock Early Learning Center and an organizer of annual community events like Chadds Ford Days and Pumpkin Carve.

Family was everything to Cap and he spent life as a devoted son, brother, husband and father. In the last 20 years of his life, he especially enjoyed being “Pop Pop” to his five adoring grandchildren.  He is survived by: his beloved wife Sally of 53 years, son Carlos Weil III (Harris) of Cedarburg, WI, son James Weil (Julie) of Jupiter, FL, son Michael Weil (Thursa) of Wellington, FL, five grandchildren Emily, Peter, Betsy, Olivia and Ian Weil and his sister Janet Van Cleave of Houston, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents Carlos Weil Sr. and Olive Loudenschlager Weil.

You are invited to visit with family and friends of Carlos on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 11:00 to 11:30AM at Unionville Presbyterian Church, 815 Wollaston Road, Kennett Square PA 19348. Services for Carlos will begin at 11:30AM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Cap’s honor to two organizations close to his heart: Chadds Ford Historical Society (www.chaddsfordhistory.org) and the Tick Tock Early Learning Center (www.ticktockelc.org).

Arrangements by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home.

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Chadds Ford Historical Society

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Tick Tock Early Learning Center

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Tick Tock Early Learning Center
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Avondale, PA 19311

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January 12, 2019 11:00 to 11:30AM Unionville Presbyterian
815 Wollaston Road
Kennett Square PA 19348

Memorial Service

January 12, 2019 11:30AM Unionville Presbyterian
815 Wollaston Road
Kennett Square PA 19348


  1. Dear Sally and family,
    How sorry I am to read of Caps passing. He was such a neat person to be around! I’ve missed seeing you both. It’s been several years since you were League president, Sally, and we would hold League meetings at the Chadd’s Ford Historical Society, courtesy of Cap. Do hope you have been well. We’d love to have you back in the League!
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I will always remember your kind husband.
    Cathy Palmquist

    Catherine Palmqujist | December 12, 2018 at 4:24 PM

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