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David Weaver

David H. Weaver

Monday, April 1st, 1935 - Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Obituary

Tribute to David H. Weaver, Ph.D. A true gentleman. Now an angel.

David Harry Weaver passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on October 1, 2020, in Naples, Florida, following a valiant struggle with cancer. David was born in Steinsburg, Pennsylvania, into a rural farming family of (eventually) seven children, of parents Elmer and Helen Weaver.

David’s self-driven determination and yearning for education were evident early in his life. Undeterred by poor vision and pressure to leave school to work the farm, he bravely “ran away” at the age of eight to be raised by his aunt. Aunt Annie bought him his first pair of glasses and fostered David’s passion for reading and the pursuit of advanced education.

David would be the first in his family to graduate from high school and proudly served in the US Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His drive continued to graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, achieve a Masters and ultimately a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in the field of Business Education where he was a decorated professor.

David spent decades working in New York City as he rose to the top echelons of the business education, publishing and college accreditation industries. He authored numerous innovative high school level accounting books that transformed how accounting was taught and applied. David was selected for an appointment for the Department of Education under the Regan Administration.

While his employment tied him to New York, he always remained grounded and connected to his Pennsylvania farming and family roots. Of note was his close relationship with brothers Henry Weaver and Willard Weaver, which was strong and unyielding. Aunt Annie lived a life of nearly 90 years, and David was alongside her all the way.

In November 1985, David married Constance and embarked on a journey of love and adoration of nearly 38 years. He gloried in this relationship of mutual respect and caring. They shared their lives with David’s two daughters, Brenda and Karen providing love, devotion and wisdom along with Tracker, their cherished Jack Russell Terrier. Family filled David’s heart with joy.

David’s legacy of kindness and generosity was cemented when he welcomed his grandchildren to the world: Brendan, Willard, and Claire. David’s positive work ethic, sense of honor, grace and charm have inspired his grandchildren, and they vow to perpetuate his morals and values.

David and Connie moved to Naples, Florida, in 2016, and he spent his last days in the warmth and sunshine, playing his treasured game of golf and spending time with his beloved wife. He lovingly spoke of his friends, too many to list, as he reflected upon a life filled with adventure, friendship and blessings.

David is survived by his wife; daughter Brenda Weaver and spouse Denise Stone; daughter Karen Weaver; his grandchildren and brother, Willard Weaver.

Distinguished, loyal, successful and grounded. Proud veteran, husband, father, grandfather, author, leader, and honorable man. Chivalrous and kind to all. We celebrate his extraordinary life, and miss him dearly.

David, our friend, above all the rest,
I miss you the most and loved you the best.
And now that you’re gone, I thank God I was blessed
... just to have known you.

In David’s memory he would appreciate a contribution to the ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation to create moments and memories for these deserving children at http://site.wish.org/goto/davidweavermemorial

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We are planning to hold a virtual “Celebration of Life” for David later this year and would love to have your share your special memories and photos. Our tribute to David begins to tell his amazing story including a few special photos—help us complete it by sharing your memories, photos and videos onto this website. David lived a long and amazing life, and in the end was able to make his own choices. Many children suffering with critical illnesses never have that opportunity. Therefore, in lieu of flowers he would appreciate a contribution to ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation to create moments and memories for these deserving children in David’s memory. http://site.wish.org/goto/davidweavermemorial

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Norm and Kellie Siegel

Posted at 12:23pm
So grateful to have known you. We will always cherish our time together. Rest In Peace our Dear Friend Dave.

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Mary and Pat McClain

Posted at 08:41am
A short friendship, but a multitude of good times. We toast a Belvedere vodka martini with blue cheese olives. We feel blessed to have known David.

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Donald Cripps

Posted at 12:17pm
I first met Dave in 1966 at the summer sales meeting of the Gregg Division, McGraw-Hill Book Co. We became good friends, and he was my mentor. There are many memories of Dave and Connie. He invited me to play in the member guest golf event at Bethesda CC, and we won our flight 2 consecutive years. The beautiful framed pictures of the course still hang over the fireplace and my home office. He had a very unique sense of humor. For those who have experienced air travel in a 707, you remember that the wings could flex up to 12 feet up or down. On a trip from Tampa to San Francisco, Dave and I were sitting in the 1st row behind the 1st class bulkhead in a 707. Dave had the window seat, I in the middle and a stranger on the aisle. In that location you are in front of the wing with a view of the wing and engines. While flying over the Grand Canyon, looking out the window I commented to Dave about the flexing up and down of the wing. Dave opened his brief case a took out a paper clip. He started to bend the paper clip like the wing was flexing. After a few bends, the paper clip broke. The man on the aisle overheard the conversation. When the clip broke, he jumped up and headed for the rest room. Dave smiled and did not say a word. No doubt Dave is in a better place and looking down at Connie. And Connie, I am sure you have many fond memories that will help you continue your life.

Don & Shirley Cripps

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Deborah Poole

Posted at 08:55pm
Connie, Denise sorry to hear about your loss but what a wonderful life David shared with you I hope you find some peace and comfort in your memories
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Martha Landrette

Posted at 11:51pm
My family and I are very thankful for having met David and Connie. However, on October 1st, we deeply felt the loss of our beloved friend David who was an amazing man and added so much to every life he touched.
During the time that Connie and David lived in Connecticut, I had the fortune to have spent a lot of time with him; I remember enjoying our conversations about life, we could laugh of the simplest things and enjoy a cup of black coffee. The more I knew David, the more that I admired him. David was true inspiration and kindness; he was a very pleasant person to be with, and every moment I spent on Earth with him is now a memory I treasure and can revive repeatedly.
Today, David is in heaven reunited with his family, friends, and his loyal and loving Tracker who left before him. Today, David is gone, yet always here.
David, there is a moment when we will meet again. RIP

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