Robert Weiland, a veteran municipal bond trader who later worked at one of the market’s largest pricing services, died Monday after being diagnosed with cancer about two months ago. He was 76. Described by his friends as “one of the old school guys” and an avid golfer, Mr. Weiland began his career as a municipal bond trader at Clark Dodge & Co. after fighting in the Korean War. He retired in 1995 from the pricing service that would later become Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations.“He had more friends than he knew what to do with,” said Mike Maples, director of complex structures at the pricing service, who counted himself among Mr. Weiland’s friends. He added that Mr. Weiland was known for his golf game and that he had recently “shot his age” in one round of golf.During his career, Mr. Weiland worked for W.E. Hutton & Co., Marine Midland Bank, and spent a brief period at Quick & Reilly Inc. Midland later became part of HSBC Bank USA NA, and Quick & Reilly was folded into Bank of America Corp.’s securities arm.Mr. Weiland is survived by his wife, Mary, along with two daughters, two sons, two brothers, two sisters, and six grandchildren. He lived in Old Bridge, N.J., and had a love-hate relationship with the New York Giants football team, according to his daughter Colleen.A 9 a.m. funeral service will be held Friday for Mr. Weiland at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home in Old Bridge, 3377 U.S. Route 9 north. A 10 a.m. mass will follow at St. Ambrose R.C. Church. The funeral home will be open for visitation today from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.Mr. Weiland’s family asks that interested parties send donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
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