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In Memory

David Weaver - : 1969

David Weaver

  David Wayne Weaver passed away at the age of 76 on December 28th, 2023, at his home in Granite Falls, North Carolina, the result of complications due to a Covid/flu infection.

David was born December 15, 1947, in Hamilton, Ohio, to the late Clarence and Jessie Weaver. He played football at Oberlin, graduating in 1969. As we prepared for our 50-year reunion, he wrote:

One professor had the greatest impact on my student life. I can't think back on Oberlin without fondly thinking of Carey McWilliams, with whom I enjoyed lectures, private discussions and social interactions. Carey was a charismatic, captivating mentor. Although I wasn't as focused on studies as I should have been, my experience at Oberlin prepared me for graduate studies. After taking a year off to teach, coach, and stay under the radar of the draft, I entered law school, funded by my generous employer with whom I spent the next 27 years. That is also where I met my spouse.

David earned his J.D. at the Chase school of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1974. He worked in business management and marketing in New York, Germany, the U.K., and Ohio before retiring to the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina.

In retirement, David fully embraced his hobby of traveling and became very involved in his neighborhood homeowners association. He enjoyed his morning exercise classes, walking his golden retriever, and spending time with his grandchildren.

David’s wife of 52 years, Helga Weaver, passed away shortly after David. His memory lives on through his children, Lori Weaver Waltonen and Jen Weaver; his grandchildren, Wyatt, Daphne, Miles, and Max Waltonen; and his brothers, Robert and Steven Weaver.