Alvin Weaver, 88, farmer, worked at Green Dragon

By on November 9, 2011

Alvin H. Weaver, 88, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at his residence.

He was born in New Holland to John and Leah (Horst) Weaver and was the husband of Anna Newswagner .

Alvin was a member of Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference). He was a farmer most of his life, who also worked at the Green Dragon live stock auction and Spring Glen Kitchen.

He is survived by three sons: Ivan, husband of Nancy (Martin) Weaver, of Bethel; Titus, husband of Mary (Leid) Weaver, of Ephrata; Raymond, husband of Edna (Hoover) Weaver, of Mifflinburg; three daughters: Alma, wife of Harvey Shirk, of Narvon; Rachel, wife of Landis Burkholder, of Kutztown; Mary, wife of Elam Nolt, of Ephrata; four brothers: Norman, husband of Katie (Snyder) Weaver, of Leola; Eli, husband of Mable (Nolt) Weaver, of Leola; John, husband of Edna (Burkholder) Weaver, of Kutztown; Elmer, husband of Elizabeth (Burkholder) Weaver, of Fleetwood; two sisters: Ada, wife of Aaron Burkholder, of Fleetwood; and Mary, wife of Harold Zimmerman, of Woodbury; 36 grandchildren; and 75 great-grandchildren.

Alvin was preceded in death by two brothers: Henry Weaver and Paul Weaver; three sisters: Nora Martin, Anna Weaver and Mable Weaver; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 5 at the home of Elam Nolt, with further services from the Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, with Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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