David R. Weaver, 73, of Ephrata, PA,
died peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Thursday, July 4, 2019
after a 35 year battle with Parkinson Disease.
Dave was born to the late Wilbur E. and
Leona R. Weaver on October 28, 1945 and grew up in Elizabethtown, PA.
Dave is survived by his loving wife of
52 years, Kathryn Long Weaver; four children and five grandchildren: daughter,
Wendy Weaver White, son, David R. Weaver, Jr., husband of Paula Moyer Weaver,
with grandchildren: Leah Kate and Aiden Paul Weaver, daughter, Amy Weaver
Ledger, wife of Fredrick Leger with grandchildren: Z. Cole, A. Chase, and M.
Connor Ledger, and son, Matthew Douglas Weaver; and two brothers: Daniel R.
Weaver of Sandy, Oregon and Wilbur R. Weaver of Elizabethtown, PA.
Dave was a graduate of Hershey
Vocational High School and McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas.
He began his Industrial Arts teaching
career in 1967 at Warwick High School in Lititz, PA, where he taught for six
years. In 1973, he started teaching at
Ephrata Middle School and retired from there in 1997.
In addition to the students he taught in
his class, Dave also helped train many student teachers from Millersville
Dave had a passion for building things
and as a teacher he shared that love with his students, who still have many of
the useful projects he had them build in his class.
Dave had a love for life and used his
talents in many areas. Besides building
and remodeling, he built sets for plays, ran a sound business with his
children, DJ'd for WIOV, was active in HAM Radio (KA3CNK) and enjoyed boating
He designed and built a very unique home
for his family. The duodecillion shaped
home attracted a lot of attention.
He loved his children and grandchildren,
in addition to his relatives that he joked and laughed with at family
reunions. He will be missed by all. We loved his zest for life and look forward
to being with him again at the resurrection.
There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m.
and memorial service for David at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th at
Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation (www.parkinson.org) and/or Hospice and
Community Care of Lancaster (www.hospiceconnect.org).