February 6, 2017 – The Grand Prix has lost a very dear friend. Stephen M. Weber died in a car crash early Saturday morning on his way home from work. Steve was 64.
Steve started volunteering with the Grand Prix back in 1986 and was the media director for the last three decades. He had a gregarious personality and was the face of the Grand Prix to national motorsport media and local press. On Schenley Park Race Weekend Steve could be found behind the press desk on the clubhouse porch or behind the wheel of a golf cart speeding media to all corners of the race track.
Mike Zappa, a close longtime friend said “he was a big guy with a bigger heart. Always smiling and he never said no. He loved road trips and always got you there faster than you thought possible. He will be sorely missed by his entire Grand Prix family.”
Danny Yanda got to know Steve when he first volunteered at the Grand Prix in 1986. Danny was the PVGP president and thought Steve’s enthusiasm, knowledge and personality were best suited for media relations and Steve was off and running. Later Danny and Steve teamed up to race in three straight white-knuckled ‘One Lap of America’ competitions. According to Danny, “Steve was a competitive driver, but a much better story teller and an even better friend”.
Viewing for Stephen Weber will be held at Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, 336 Wilson Ave, Washington, PA 15301 this Thursday, Feb 9 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Services are on Friday, Feb 10 at 1pm.