Rita M. `Reets' Weber, 73, homemaker and volunteer

June 15, 2006

Rita M. "Reets" Weber, a homemaker and volunteer, died of cancer Monday at a son's home in Cockeysville. The Rehoboth Beach, Del., resident was 73.

Rita Mae Langenfelder was born in Baltimore and raised in Rosedale. She was the daughter of George H. Langenfelder, the president of C. J. Langenfelder & Son Inc. Contractors.

She was a 1951 graduate of Penn Hall School in Chambersburg, Pa., and married Herbert F. Waters Jr. that year. The marriage ended in divorce.

Mrs. Weber lived for years in Perry Hall and Cockeysville, where she raised her three sons. In 1974, she married Harry J. Weber, a Martin Marietta aerospace engineer who died in 1993.

Mrs. Weber had volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Boys' Latin School.

The Webers were members of the Maryland Polo Club and had endowed Weber Fields, the club's polo playing grounds at Ladew Gardens in Monkton.

She enjoyed landscape and still-life painting in oils, and was an accomplished gourmet cook who liked entertaining family and friends.

She attended St. John's Episcopal Church in Butler.

Services are private.

Surviving are three sons, Herbert F. Waters III of Cedarcroft, Jeffrey W. Waters of Cockeysville and Bryant Waters of San Diego; a sister, Georgia Langenfelder of Baltimore; six stepchildren; and 17 grandchildren.

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