Friday, August 13, 2021

William Edward Weckbacher

William Edward Weckbacher (Bill)

Bill, age 81, of Orlando, FL passed away into Jesus’ arms on Monday, August 9, 2021.  He was born in Warren, Ohio and graduated from Cortland High School in 1957.  After graduating from Youngstown University he landed a job with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas where he was a design engineer assigned to the Apollo program.  While raising his two children alongside his late wife of 58 years Susan Weckbacher, Bill spent the better part of his career working at Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL.  Many of the systems he designed or lead had a significant impact on the country’s defense systems.

He enjoyed hunting , fishing, gardening and a general love of the outdoors. His special love of growing Bromeliads lead to developing hybrids, which ended up registered in the Smithsonian.  Bill enjoyed collecting coins, fishing lures, rocks and guns. He was an expert at flint napping of arrow and spear heads. Whatever activity he took on, he would go all in with dedication to perfection.  Above all these hobbies he took great pride in his kids and his grandkids. He will be forever missed by all.

Bill leaves, to cherish his memory, son Thomas Weckbacher with his wife Julie Weckbacher and Daughter Jeanne Atalski with her husband Kevin Atalski.  Grandchildren Michael Watson, Ryan Weckbacher, LeeAnn Weckbacher, Tayler Weckbacher, Kelsea Hallberg, Kayla Wright, and Alexa Trull.  Bill had two loving sisters Linda Totten and Marilyn Picuri who currently reside in Cortland, OH.

Family welcoming guests to a Chapel service on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Dobbs Funeral Home

430 N. Kirkman Road

Orlando, FL  32811


And immediately following all Family and Friends welcome at Celebration of Life visitation anytime between 2:00 – 5:00 pm at

6843 W. Livingston St.

Orlando, FL  32835


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