The Powerful Legacy of Dan Weber, Founder of the Association of Mature American Citizens

It is with a heavy heart, the national AMAC leadership team must share that AMAC’s thoughtful, kind and visionary founder – a leader in his time, other-regarding and invariably inspiring – has left us.  Daniel C. Weber, beloved to all who knew him, was an American patriot, entrepreneur, father, grandfather and undeterred believer in America’s exceptionalism.  He died on February 3rd, surrounded by family.

Dan’s vigor was limitless, love of others a hallmark, faith as true and strong as faith comes.  Forever grateful, he believed in the sanctity of life, solemnity of the Constitution, power of the American idea, and promise that one, earnest, motivated soul could change the world.  He embraced moral obligations, including the need to rise each day and do all he could, while he could.  And he did.

As a boy, the third child of six, Dan was up before the sun, delivering newspapers.  He learned hard work pays off, rewards are earned not given, and America’s promise is real.

Blessed with good teachers at Catholic and public schools, he never forgot timeless lessons.  Honesty, decency, fairness, and hard work matter.  High purpose is worth embracing.  Give without asking, love without limit, do more than required, and keep your bearing.

At age 16, no money to his name, he believed in the possible.  He embraced, soon embodied, the American dream.  He started a business with three friends. Their landscaping venture grew, allowing him to bank returns, buy a car, and begin dreaming bigger.

If business was good, no value trumped honor.  Two days after graduating from high school, Dan enlisted in the United States Air Force.  Motivated more by duty than daring, he served four years, before his honorable discharge – at one point selected “Airman of the Month” on a base of 5,000.   Dan made little of such things.

Before long, Dan had married Judy, was ensconced in raising a family of five – while owning and operating a fast-growing family insurance business.  Putting faith in hard work, honest relationships, and his fellow American, Dan ran that successful business for 30 years.

In 2007, upon retirement, Dan made a new promise – to America and the future.  America allowed him to fulfill his dreams – now he gave himself to assuring dreams of others, sheltered by America’s unbounded freedoms, would come to life.  He founded AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Daring comes in many forms.  Stepping into the world of helping America’s seniors – and preserving America’s timeless values – by creating a conservative association for Americans over 50 was daring.

When AMAC came to life, conservative principles were in retreat.  The freedoms of speech, religion, and assembly, right to keep and bear arms, limited government, lower taxes, solvent federal coffers, sustainable social security, disability and health care, appreciation for national security, border security and the private sector, as well as insistence on public accountability – were under intense pressure.  Dan was undeterred.  He leaned into those fights, never flagged.

Today, a dozen years later, AMAC is the fastest-growing conservative group in America, helping seniors through advice, advocacy and countless direct benefits.  AMAC boasts two million members, battles for America’s freedoms, traditions and ideals every day, has given a voice to conservative seniors, and is on course to help preserve the best about America for generations to come.

All this comes back to Dan Weber, to his vision, faith in America, gratitude for manifold blessings, resolve to do what he could while he could for all he could. Dan embodied the American dream, humble and optimistic, resilient and resolved, hopeful and quick to give. He was never without a ready smile, never without appreciation for good fortune, never without faith in America, his fellow Americans, and his loving God. His example is of belief and can-do, a spirit embodied in his creation of the AMAC Foundation, a vibrant organization dedicated to the well-being of America’s seniors.

By such men are we taught and treated to what may be possible, inspired to do our part in our time, reminded that the future is what we make it – bright if we follow their example.

Dan, we will miss you beyond words – but we are so grateful for the example you set, for putting us on the right course in times of trial.  Our promise is to carry “the good fight” forward, preserving America’s best for those ahead, and making your AMAC army ever stronger, bigger and more resolved to see the mission through.  Thank you, until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Weber’s memory to, The AMAC Foundation, 312 Teague Trail, Lady Lake, Florida 32159. The AMAC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of America’s seniors, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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Neville A. Arjani
1 year ago

Many of the tributes for Dan Weber reflect the man people knew personally. I did not know him that well but I saw what he did to change the landscape for conservatives in this country. I marvel at a man who made a mission out of his love of God and his country and the success he achieved into the last years of his life. So long as this country develops people like Dan, we will have hope. Thank you, Dan. May we be worthy inheritors of the work you began. May you Rest in Peace!

Donna Grimes
1 year ago

I am totally heartbroken. I love subscribing to this wonderful magazine. ?????

Shirley Torrez
1 year ago

My condolences to the Weber family. I did not know your loved one personally,but through reading the articles in the magazine his faith, patriotism, courage, and fighting spirit shines through. What a beautiful legacy he has left for his family. America has lost a true American Patriot. Thank you for this amazing magazine. It has been a blessing.

Ann Viv
1 year ago

Dan fulfilled exactly what God wanted him to do. Thank you, Dan for all you did for us. May AMAC live on and grow strong. God bless your family with comfort and peace. Until we all meet in Heaven, God Bless America. From a proud member of AMAC.

Jan
1 year ago

Very touched by his life & all that he has done as a faithful Christian!

Dwayne Wheeler
1 year ago

Thank you for forming, AMAC, Dan. Honored to be a fellow Air Force veteran. Rest in peace.

Bruce Weber
1 year ago

Sorry to hear he passed away.

William Riddick Jr
1 year ago

Till we meet again brother Dan

Wilfred Fernandez Jr
1 year ago

Thank God for real, old fashioned, Americans. Men like Mr. Weber were my childhood role models. May he rest in peace.

Daniel & An Na Chang Castillo
1 year ago

Who will now be at the Amac helm to carry on the Amac spirit and legacy without being unadulterated? This would be significant for all active members into the future of Amac memberships yes. Moving forward unbiased honesty integrity and vision for Amac members is Paramount yes. Thank you Dan Weber.
Our condolences to Dan Weber’s both sides of the family and beyond celebrate his dynamic heart of service through love.

Kay Brown
1 year ago

My heart grieves with you at the loss of such a wonderful person.

Nancy Hannan
1 year ago

Dan will be in my prayers forever as he embraced a belief system that I, too, was raised in. I trust that whoever takes his place in AMAC will continue promoting his dream for all of us who want our country to remain the heartbeat of honor, integrity and belief in a God who has entrusted to us His planet, Earth.

Dennis Simmelink
1 year ago

RIP Freedom Warrior!! Thank you for your service and dedication,, love and prayers to the family!! God Bless Dan and God Bless America!!

June L
1 year ago

Prayers for Dan’s family. A true American has gone on to a better place. He was a hero!!!

Roger
1 year ago

I didn’t even know that Dan was ill. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Anita Easter
1 year ago

So sad to hear of Dan’s death. May he walk with God forever.

MaryMason
1 year ago

Just learned of death of an Amazing man-Enjoyed broadcasts with Mike Gallagher to learn of Wonderful Co. & Founder.

Bill Lybarger
1 year ago

“A life lived in service to others,
is a life lived not in vain.”
(John Lankenau)

Wesley Hay
1 year ago

I somehow missed this. I am so sorry. My condolences to his family and friends. He was one really swell man,
and he surely is going to be missed. RIP Dan Weber.

Liam Nolan
1 year ago

My Dad ( Richard “ Dick” Nolan) was a friend of Dans for many years. Dad was an Attorney for many Fire Districts on Long Island NY and the State Fire Districts Association…. when Dan started AMAC my Dad was very glad that someone with a Conservative mind like Dan was interested in fighting against the liberal way of thinking. Dick Nolan passed away 11 months ago …Dan I guess got met at the Gates I’m sure…. Rest In Peace Dan…. Liam Nolan (Yes , I am a member too)

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