RIP Denny Weisgerber


Former Milpitas Mayor Denny Weisgerber (birth name: William D.) passed away today at the hospital after a recent bout of pneumonia. Though he’d been given the all-clear to return home and recover weeks ago, last week he ended up feeling unwell and returning to the hospital. He was 89 years old. 

Weisgerber was born in Bend, Oregon, on May 5, 1930. He was predeceased by his wife, Marianne Weisgerber, in 2017. The pair married in February, 1949, the same month Denny enlisted in the Marines. 

Weisgerber would serve in Korea as an assistant platoon sergeant, where he saw major combat and sustained severe injuries. For his valor, he was awarded the Navy Cross. 

Weisgerber was also a recipient of the National Defense Medal, Purple Heart, United Nations Korea Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Campaign Medal (two stars), Combat Action Ribbon, and Presidential Unit Citation.

He was also a two-time Milpitas Rotary Club President, and most famously, a three-time Milpitas Mayor during a 12-year City Council run from the 1960s into the early 70s. 

Weisgerber graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. He and Marianne had two children, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.



Previous articleCelsius Ice Cream, where “dessert dreams come true”
Next articleDominguez to remain as Vice Mayor as City seeks community input for mayoral roles; Mayor Tran again denies claims of sexism
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.

Leave a Reply