Emory J. Weaver, 75, Weaver’s Masonry retiree, father of seven, enjoyed farming, volleyball

By on August 10, 2016

Emory J. Weaver, 75, of Denver, passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at his residence.

He was born in Farmersville to the late Luke and Anna S. (Sensenig) Weaver, and was the husband of Joan M. (Hahn) Weaver, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.

Emory was a brick mason for Weaver’s Masonry for over 50 years before retirement. He was a member of Men of Missions and enjoyed hunting, gardening and farming. In his early years he also enjoyed volleyball. He was a member of Washington Avenue Bible Church in Ephrata.

In addition to his wife, Emory is survived by seven children: Nevin Ray Weaver of Rothsville; Charlene, wife of Robert Rothermel, of Lancaster; Robert, husband of Pamela Nitsch, of Missouri; Christine Carboni of Danville; Deborah Nitsch of Philadelphia; Sarah, wife of Teodor Florea, of Ephrata; Candice, wife of Bryan Jay, of Denver; 14 grandchildren: Natalie Grace Weaver, Benson Paul Weaver, Erika Rae Rothermel, Christopher Robert Rothermel, Sydney Marie Nitsch, Aaron Robert Nitsch, Nicole Stephanie Herrling, Johnny Dominic Carboni, Noah Kevin Carboni, Owen Josiah Florea, Landon James Florea, Tyler Jay Weaver, Anthony Dylan Galbreath, and Serenitie Sky Galbreath; six siblings: Irvin, husband of Esther Weaver, of Ephrata; Luke, husband of Arlene Weaver, of Ephrata; Thelma, wife of Nelson Hershey, of Mountville; Edith, wife of Paul Gehman, of Ephrata; Lloyd, husband of Naomi Weaver, of Farmersville; Rosene, wife of Leonard Martin, of Red Run.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Raymond and Charles Weaver; and two sisters: Pearl Eberly and Miriam Weaver.

A viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. An additional viewing will be held Friday, Aug. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 110 Durlach Road, Ephrata, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tom Koch officiating. Interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery Annex, Denver.

Memorial contributions in Emory’s memory may be made to Washington Avenue Bible Church, 149 Washington Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522; or Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552.

Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Ephrata, handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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