Ralph N. Weaver, 75, Reading, retired businessman

By on February 13, 2013

Ralph N. Weaver, 75, of Reading, entered into rest unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at the Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Hinkletown, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Anna (Nolt) Weaver and was the husband of Erla M. (Coble) Weaver. The couple would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on May 20.

Mr. Weaver was a member of the Mohn’s Hill E.C. Church in Reading. He liked riding motorcycle, and was a member of the Happy Pappys motorcycling group. Ralph enjoyed snowmobiling and fourwheeling and traveling with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

For 19 years, he and his wife owned and operated the former Weaver’s Furniture Store, which was a mile north of Adamstown. They then operated Weaver’s Antique Mall, for 16 years, in the same location until their retirement.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his daughter: Connie, wife of Brian Dautrich of Mohnton; grandchildren: Rachael Dautrich and Jeremy Dautrich; a sister: Annabelle Zook of Ephrata; and a half-brother: Raymond H. Weaver of Ephrata.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Earl Weaver.

A viewing was held Feb. 12 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. An additional viewing was held on Wednesday at the Mohn’s Hill E.C. Church, in Reading, followed by the funeral service with Pastor Richard Emery officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown.

If desired, memorial contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to American Heart Association, 610 Community Way Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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