Early morning blaze destroys structure
A Philipstown man died on Monday (Nov. 4) when his mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said Louis J. Weber Jr., 72, died in the fire at 3 Fourth St. in the Post Road Mobile Home Park off Route 9, just south of Route 301. The park has 43 units, according to the website of its owner, Lois Realty LLC.
The North Highlands Fire Co. responded to the alarm at 3:30 a.m. and was assisted by the Cold Spring and Garrison fire departments. The Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death and the Putnam County Fire Investigation Team is looking into the origin of the fire.
Weber was born on Aug. 5, 1947, the son of Louis and Fortunata (Coppola) Weber and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial before his retirement, according to an obituary posted by Clinton Funeral Home.
He is survived by his children, Courtney Bozsik (Frank Jr.) of Wappingers Falls and Louis J. Weber III of Cold Spring; his grandchildren Kyler, Noah and Frankie; and his siblings, Robert Weber, William Weber (Gigi) and Dolores DiFiore (Mario).