Allen Joseph Weaver
Allen Joseph Weaver passed away on January 26, 2014. He was born to Allen and Anna Weaver on December 23, 1930. Allen was husband to Margaret for over 60 years until her passing in July 2011. Together they had nine children, Gregory and Jeanne having passed before them. Al is survived by Linda Lamb, Karen Lamb, Allen (Gwyn), Peter (Patricia), Kenneth (Laurie), and Margaret (James) Balko, and Roger, 16 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He and Margie also cared for several foster children.
Allen served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he began a long career working in the telephone industry starting at New York Telephone. He later joined the C&U Telephone Company in Norwich. He advanced rapidly and was a senior plant engineer for Continental Telephone at the time of his retirement.
He dabbled in local politics and was elected to the Town Council in Union Beach, NJ.
A devout Catholic, he was a member and past officer the Knights of Columbus (jokingly being referred to as the Grand Poobah by his children) and always put his family first.
After retiring, he and Margie designed and built their retirement home, enjoyed traveling, and spoiling their grandchildren. He also enjoyed doing volunteer work for The Hazard Library in Poplar Ridge and the Southern Cayuga Central School. His efforts were cut short when he suffered a major stroke about ten years ago. Having started married life in the Bronx, then moving on to Union Beach, Staten Island, Plymouth, Cato, Madison, Gloversville, and Aurora, he and Margie eventually relocated to Plattsburgh to gain the additional help of their youngest daughter, Margaret.
A Catholic funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday, January 31, at 11 a.m. at St Alexander’s Church, 1 Church St., Morrisonville, NY. A spring or early summer graveside service is being planned for Al and Margie to be interred next to their infant son, Gregory at the Beverly National Cemetery in New Jersey.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assistance Center at SUNY Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, NY.
Family and friends are welcome to gather in the church hall following Mass for fellowship and remembrance. A light lunch will be available.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.