Del Mar pharmacist Richard Weaver dies

Richard Weaver, a 40-year Del Mar resident and founder of the Del Mar Village Apothecary, died of leukemia on Feb. 6. He was 82.

Weaver moved to Del Mar after earning a doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Southern California. His career spanned several decades, and he became well known around the city as its local pharmacist. Weaver graduated from Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and spent time as a Navy corpsman before enrolling at USC.

“Dick was eager, young, filled with a lot of vitality, actually like his family, and that’s really probably the most striking thing,” said Del Mar resident Chiquita Abbott, speaking about when she first met Weaver as a starting pharmacist. “He brought a whole new spirit of influence, attitude and energy.”

Weaver often delivered medication to the movie stars and other notables in the city.

He was also a very involved father, coaching the Little League teams his children played on.

Weaver is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice, his four children and five grandchildren. A mass will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at St. James Catholic Church, 625 S. Nardo Ave. in Solana Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Father Joe’s Village, 3350 E St., San Diego, 92102.

— Jonathan Horn

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