Susan and Stephen Weber in 2011. Photo by David Friend and courtesy SDSU
Susan and Stephen Weber in 2011. Photo by David Friend and courtesy SDSU

Susan Keim Weber, the wife of former San Diego State University President Stephen Weber, has died from pulmonary fibrosis, the university announced Tuesday. She was 73.

Weber died Sunday in Hancock, Maine. The Webers had retired to Maine, where they had long kept a vacation home.

During her 15 years as the school’s “first lady,” Weber founded BRIDGES, a group of SDSU alumni and friends that linked the university with the San Diego region.

Susan Keim was born in Urbana, Ohio, on June 24, 1941. She met her future husband in a modern British poetry class at Bowling Green State University, where she earned a bachelor of science in education and a bachelor of arts in American studies.

She married Stephen Weber in 1965. He was the president of SDSU from 1996 to 2011.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard Lewis Weber, an attorney, and Matthew Keim Weber, who works in Afghanistan on projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, plus two grandsons and a daughter-in-law.

The family requests sending a gift in Susan’s name to the BRIDGES Endowment Fund, which administers the Susan K. Weber Scholarship, or the Frenchman Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine. Condolences may be sent to 230 West Short Road, Post Office Box 8, Hancock, Maine 04640.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.