Obituary for Richard Anthony Weik at Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home & Crematory (2024)

Dover, NH - Richard Anthony “Rick” Weik passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover NH.

He was born July 10, 1959 in Enid, Oklahoma to Donald and Theresa Cost Weik, the youngest of three children and baby brother to Cindy and Barb. With a military father, he traveled until the family settled in Dover NH where Rick grew up and spent many wonderful years.

He graduated from Dover High School with the class of 1978.

He received an associate’s degree in engineering from NHTI in 1980 and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Roger Williams College in 1984; and became a Registered Architect. Rick worked for several Architectural/Engineering Firms before settling into his own consulting firm ADS Architects & Construction Administration in Dover. ADS provided Construction Administration, Owner’s Project Management, and Due Diligence Services for owners on several major projects in downtown Boston. He was talented and successful in business, with a no-nonsense and solid approach to how he did everything. His ability to assimilate all aspects of a complex project was the hallmark of his reputation.

He was happiest at work on big challenging projects, with a passion for a quality job done well. He was by the book, otherwise known as the building code.

He met the love of his life through a work colleague, Bob Carlson, who would later become his father-in-law. Rick and Nancy’s relationship blossomed until Christmas morning 2002, when Rick put a diamond ring in Nancy’s stocking. Their love story is a classic one and he married Nancy Karoline Carlson at Wisteria Lodge on September 20, 2003. They welcomed their daughter Karoline Sage in 2005 and son Parker Adam in 2007.

They raised their children in Dover, involved in youth athletics, school activities and everything outdoors. He doted on his children, helping them to become the productive young adults he was so proud of. He loved their soccer, softball, volleyball and track events and didn’t miss many of them. He dusted off his skis to hit the slopes as Karoline learned to ski and Parker became a talented snowboarder. There was always a canine companion (or two) in his life and home, many of them also dutiful hunting partners.

Rick was an avid fly fisherman, the Rapid River, Grand Lake Stream, Upper Dam, Silver Lake, White Lake and the Swift River were among his favorites. He became a proud boat owner in 2022 and took family and friends on the Piscataqua River striper fishing. He was a lifelong shooting sportsman, member at Major Waldron’s where no matter how infrequently he practiced, he could often outshoot those who went weekly. Occasionally he would be joined by Karoline or Parker to shoot trap and skeet. He hunted in the mid-west with his father until Karoline developed an interest and became his partner turkey hunting locally. Rick learned to ride a dirt bike at a young age and tore up the sand pits (and a few front lawns), on occasion evading the local police until he returned home to face his mother’s stern words. He passed his love of dirt-biking and four-wheeling on to Karoline and Parker and the air around their property was often filled with revving engines and an exhaust cloud with Rick leading the charge. Rick didn’t get out on his motorcycle as often as he would like, but when he did, it was an all-day event with friends he’s known for decades, always beginning with breakfast at a diner. He could often be found in the garage, listening to classic rock while polishing his favorite red car, changing a tire, cleaning a carburetor or just looking for trouble. He shared his love and knowledge of all things on two or four wheels with Karoline and Parker.

Most of all, Rick loved being with his family and working around his home and yard. He tolerated Nancy’s need for dirt therapy and obsession with flower gardening, doing his bit with the tomatoes and basil which were some of his favorites. He was at the ready to assist his sisters Cindy or Barb with any need around their homes. He was our family’s greatest cook, and the family came together often over meals. He tinkered with every home project there was and was available for any emergency you had, helping family, neighbors and friends alike with anything they needed. His larger-than-life personality filled the room with laughter and jokes. He was a true friend and colleague to so many. He was amazingly generous and would give you the shirt off his back. He was a mentor to many, most especially Nancy’s brother Adam. As a young man, he was also very devoted to his sister Cindy’s children Casey and Johnny, always taking time on weekends to be present in their lives. Their escapades were filled with laughter as he taught them things their parents may not have approved of.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of over 30 years Nancy, his daughter Karoline Sage and son Parker Adam, sisters Cindy Manning and Barbara Weik, niece Casey Guiterrez (Miguel), nephew John Manning (Holly) and their father, John Manning, four grandnephews, an aunt Frances Cost, and several cousins, father and mother-in-law Bob and Marge Carlson, sister and brother-in-law Heidi Carlson and Gunnar Foss. He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Theresa Cost Weik and several aunts and uncles. He was also predeceased by Nancy’s brother Adam, which is how he became a part of the Carlson Family some 40 years ago.

Our loss of Rick leaves a void we will never fill.

Friends are welcome to visiting hours on Friday, June 28th from 1 - 3 & 5 - 8 p.m. at Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home & Crematory, 77 Exeter Road (Route 108), Newmarket.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 11 a.m. in Southside Cemetery, 34 Raymond Road, Nottingham.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the causes near to Rick’s heart: The Wounded Warrior Project www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org/donate.

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Obituary for Richard Anthony Weik at Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home & Crematory (2024)
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