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Bradley Weiss

December 15, 1952 — May 2, 2024

CARBONDALE - Bradley Scott Weiss, age 71, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Bradley Scott Weiss, 71, beloved husband for nearly 45 years to Lori; proud and devoted father of Brian and daughter-in-law Shilpa; fun and energetic grandfather to Kalen and Keiren; son to loving mother, Rita Weiss; brother of the favorite and only sister Debbie and brother-in-law Bruce Pielet; coolest uncle to nephews Matthew, Mitchell and Maxwell Pielet; nephew to doting Uncle Harry and Aunt Eve Fink, and irreplaceable to cousins and a host of friends who cherished him dearly.

He was preceded in death by father Irv Weiss and brother Burton Weiss.

Brad was born on December 15, 1952 in Chicago to Irv and Rita (Fink) Weiss. He attended Decatur Grammar School, Boone Middle School, Mather and New Trier West High Schools. Brad earned a Master's Degree in Business from Southern Illinois University and went on to proudly build his own successful business. Brad married Lori on July 8, 1979 and together continued serving their community. Brad was the proud father to Brian and welcomed Shilpa into the family with open arms. His grandchildren Kalen and Keiren kept him busy running and loving.

Brad loved music from a young age forming a band and playing bass guitar. In 1969, at the age of 16, Brad attended Led Zeppelin's first US tour in Chicago. Since that time, he attended hundreds of live shows and amassed thousands of concerts in his home library. He built an extensive home theater in which to enjoy his collection with friends. He reminisced about seeing famous musicians that got their start at The Electric Theatre & Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. He passed his unabashed love of music on to his son and cherished the concerts they saw together.

Brad enjoyed Saluki sports attending many games, community fundraisers, local bands and being involved in the Carbondale community he called home for fifty years. He maintained relationships on FB with many friends since Kindergarten. He has touched lives and will be remembered by many!

"He never met a stranger. Every person in the world, to him, was just a friend he hadn't met yet" ― Melanie Shawn, Sweet Reunion

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

For Brad's love of animals, Memorials may be made in Brad's name to St. Francis CARE, 6228 Country Club Rd, Murphysboro, Il 62966.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Brad, visit

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