“His passing was a shock to everyone and he will be greatly missed,” said Dick Hite, owner of the Houston better men’s specialty store Norton Ditto. “I had the honor and privilege of working with Brian for 30 years. He was a loyal and wonderful friend, a consummate professional who always took great pride in his work.”
Adrian Kreps, buyer for Dryden Kreps who worked with Weierbach at Norton Ditto for 16 years, said, “Brian was a professional in everything he did. He was very passionate about the business, and very opinionated, which is what made him so good. He was an awesome person to work with in that he always kept it interesting. He will be greatly missed.”
Weierbach was born in Norristown, Penn. and grew up in King of Prussia, Penn. He graduated from Miami University (Ohio).
An obituary published in the Houston Chronicle described him: “As a young man, he loved sailing and being outdoors. Brian was an accomplished haberdasher with Norton Ditto in Houston for more than 20 years. He loved working in his yard and was an avid soccer fan, spending many weekends cheering on his beloved daughter Gabby. He was on the board of S.E.A.R.C.H. Homeless Services and for many years had worked in prison ministry. He was an active member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston where he served as an elder and on many committees that served the church and community.”
Weierbach is survived by his wife Narda, daughter Gabrielle and many siblings, nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held yesterday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston. The family had asked that in lieu of flowers, friends consider contributions in Brian’s memory to S.E.A.R.C.H. Homeless Services.