George D. Weaver, Jr.

October 27, 1926 – May 6, 2024

Obituary

George Weaver, of Norwood, PA, died peacefully in his sleep on May 6, 2024. He was surrounded by his family through the final days of his life here on earth.

George was an intelligent, accomplished, warm, and generous individual. He was born on October 27, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa to George, Sr., and Anna (Herold) Weaver.  After graduating West Philadelphia High School, he served in the Army in World War II in Japan in the 25th Division Field Artillery Battalion. Upon returning home, he earned his Bachelor’s of Architectural Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. Along with honorary fraternity and student association memberships, he was a cartoon artist for the UP newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Upon graduation from college, George was employed by the Philadelphia Quartz (PQ) Corporation, initially as an architectural engineer. He soon became a cost engineer for the company and would later retire after 39 years of service at PQ as the Manager of Cost Engineering. While waiting at the bus stop on his way to work, he met Sara Anne (Sally) Davis. They fell in love and were married in 1957, moving out to the new houses being built in the suburb of Norwood.

Norwood was where George and Sally lived together for 55 years. They became active members of Norwood United Methodist Church. George was a Sunday School teacher, a Certified Lay Speaker, chaired church committees, was on the Board of Trustees, led youth group, served on Vacation Bible School, was on the board for Little Blessings Pre-School, and most significantly, impacted lives.

George and Sally loved their four children. They poured their lives into raising their family, working with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, serving as president of the Interboro Music Boosters, attending countless football games, parades, concerts, and hoagie sales. Their home was always welcoming guests from near and abroad, including housing exchange students. Holiday meals almost always included non-family member guests as part of the celebration.

George was also a Mason. He was a member of Pilgrim Lodge for over 70 years where he also had served as Worshipful Master. He was a Legion of Honor Member of the Chapel of Four Chaplains. He was a member of the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) where he served on the Board of Directors, and Vice President. He was also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and watching sports. He was a prolific watercolor artist. His paintings adorn many of his friends and families’ homes. He spent the last year of his life in Daylesford Crossing (assisted living) where he became beloved by members of the staff.

He is survived by his children, George Weaver III, Bruce Weaver (Lori), Julie Jones (Tom), Stephen Weaver (Beth); grandchildren, Isaac (Erika), Samuel (Christina), Gabriel, Amy Joy, Benjamin (Karen Huang), Brock, Maeve; and great-grandchildren, Kash, Simone, and Vance. He is predeceased by his wife, Sara Anne (Sally), his parents, George and Anna, and his daughter-in-law Kathleen.

A memorial service celebrating George’s life will be held at Norwood United Methodist Church, 315 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074 on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 10:30am with visitation with the family from 9:30 – 10:15am. There will be a reception in the church fellowship hall after the service. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Norwood United Methodist Church, specified for “Little Blessings Pre-School”.

Arrangements through Griffith Funeral Chapel, 520 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 10974.

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  1. Brenda Hoot Lingle

    Both George and Sally were pivotal in my life particularly during my late teens/early adult years. George was nearby when I accepted Jesus as my savior. They were tolerant of my attempts to understand and ultimately begin to walk with Him.

    I loved being around them because most of the time laughter was involved.

    We’ll meet again. Love to George, Bruce and Julie. I haven’t seen you for almost all of your adult lives but have very fond memories of you as kids

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