Russell A. Weaver, 93, a lifelong resident of Marble passed away on January 30, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born on March 9, 1924 in Shippenville, he was the son of Austin and Mildred Schettler Weaver.
He attended Lauer School near Shippenville and graduated from Shippenville High School.
On May 14, 1947 he was married to the former Mary Jane Showers Weaver who preceded him in death on May 25, 1997.
He was a member of St. Michael Church in Fryburg. Russell was also a member of the Fryburg Sportsman's Club and served on the founding board of directors.
Russell was a lifelong partner in A.P. Weaver & Sons Coal Co. with his dad and brothers William and Earl, until his retirement in 1985. He also served as a director of First United National Bank in Fryburg for 42 years and was a former President of the FUN Bank.
Enjoyed the outdoors: fishing and hunting, he and his wife were members of the Lucky Twirlers western square dance club.
Russell served during World War II, in the United States Army 87th Division and he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
He is survived by his children: Rusty Weaver and his wife Sandy of Shippenville and Wanda Marshall and her husband Brian of Venus. Also surviving are grandchildren: Stacy Schill and her husband Tim of Lucinda, Melissa Ann Soul'e and her husband Jeff of Thurmont, MD and Kristie Weaver of Shippenville . Great-grandchildren surviving include: Sadie and Connor Soul'e. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Russell is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Jane, and his brothers William and Earl.
As per his request there will be no public visitations.
Mass of a Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at St. Michael Church in Fryburg, with Rev. Joseph Czarkowski Pastor presiding.
Interment will be in the St. Michael Cemetery following the Mass.
Memorials in Russell's honor may be made to St. Michael Church, 19876 Route 208, Fryburg, PA 16326 or Washington Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 61, Fryburg, PA 16326.
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