Paul H. Weaver, 100, stand owner, dies
Paul H. Weaver, 100, formerly of Akron and Ephrata, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at Landis Homes.
He was born in Bowmansville to the late Martin M. and Ellen (Horning) Weaver and was the husband of the late Norma (Landis) Weaver.
Paul was a member of the Metzler Mennonite Church, where he was a Deacon for 37 years. During his working years, he farmed and had a produce stand at the former Ephrata Farmers Market, and later was employed at the former Hollinger’s Market. He and his wife Norma volunteered at the Friendship Community from 1974 to 1975. He was very positive, always had a word of encouragement and was a peacemaker.
He is survived by his children: Luke, husband of Rodella (Kurtz) Weaver of Shade Gap; Miriam, wife of John Buckwalter of Lititz; Lois, wife of Elvin Martin of Kinzers; Jane Herr of Brownstown; Eunice, wife of Don Warfel of Waxhaw, N.C.; Esther, wife of Roland Shorter of Lancaster; 17 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Daniel Weaver, Isaac Weaver, Martin Weaver, Hettie Wenger, Lizzie Kreider and Ellen Weaver.
A viewing was held April 2 at the Bethany Chapel West at Landis Homes, Lititz. An additional viewing was held April 3 at the Metzler Mennonite Church followed by his funeral service with Pastors Nevin Horning and Richard Buch officiating. Interment took place in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 W. Metzler Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522 or Landis Homes Caring Fund 1001 E. Oregon Road Lititz, PA 17543.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com. More WEAVER, page A15
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