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Dwight E. Weaver

June 22, 1930 — April 5, 2023

Dwight E. Weaver

 

WEAVER----Dwight E., 92, Bellefonte, formerly of Johnstown, died April 5, 2023. He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Nan (Edna Ludwig) 2022, his parents Oliver and Florence (Gordon) Weaver, all of his siblings, and his daughter Renee Weaver Johansen (2009). Dwight is survived by his daughters Michele Good (William) of West Virginia and Lisa Weaver (Mary Kay Fultz) of Bellefonte, as well as his grandchildren Celeste Woolum (Brandon) of Tennessee, Nicole Riggs (David) of West Virginia, Michael Good of West Virginia, Ethan River Johansen and Sophia Rose Johansen both of Pennsylvania. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dwight was born June 22, 1930, the sixth of seven children.  He grew up in Cairnbrook, where his father worked in the coal mines.  After graduation from Shade High School, Dwight served stateside in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home to his wife Nan, he ran two Esso gas stations before becoming an electrician in the steel mill. He also was an instructor of basic electricity evening classes at Greater Johnstown Area Vocational-Technical School for several years.  Dwight retired from U.S. Steel in 1984 and from Johnstown Corporation in 1995.  A member of Zion Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir, was member of church council and on several other committees. Dwight was president of Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and president of Cambria County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and Johnstown Sportsmen’s Association. In 1994, he was named Daisytown Sportsmen’s Club Outstanding Sportsman of the Year; in 1995, he was Somerset County Sportsmen’s League Sportsman of the Year. In 1997, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs Hall of Fame. Dwight was Sportsman of the Year for Cambria County Federation of Sportsmen 97-98 and 2001. He enjoyed hunting and fishing into his 80’s, and continued to meet with his fishing buddies for several years after that.   Dwight was also an active member of Marine Corps League 287 in Johnstown. In their younger years, he and Nan traveled quite extensively both internationally and within the states.  One of his favorite vacation spots was the Delmarva beaches where he travelled with family over the past few years. Visitation from 1 pm until 2 pm Service time Friday April 14 at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Rev. Michael Van Dyke, officiating. Inurnment with military rites by Marine Corps League, Conemaugh Valley Detachment #287 at Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggest that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cambria County or Daisytown Sportsmen’s Association, or another conservation group of choice be made. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

 

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