Daniel M. “Dan” Weaver, 68, of Tri-County Line Road, Corry, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Corry Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 1, 1951, in Indianapolis, Ind., a son of the late Edwin H. and Henrietta “Irene” Castner Weaver.
As a young boy, Dan moved to Warren, Pa., and then to Corry. He graduated from Corry Area High School in 1970, where he was a lineman for the Beavers football team. Dan played in the Save-An-Eye football game in Erie his senior year. He received a full scholarship from Penn State University to play football but declined to continue his family tradition of working on the railroad. Dan is a third generation railroader, working for Penn Central Railroad in the summers while he was still in school. After graduating, he continued working for Penn Central. In 1973, Dan enlisted into the United States Army and was stationed in Colorado until his honorable discharge in 1976. He returned home to continue working for Conrail (Penn Central). In 1998, he began working for Norfolk Southern Railroad until he retired in 2011.
Dan was a member of the Corry VFW Post 264 and American Legion Post 365. He was known as a practical joker and he enjoyed socializing. Dan liked watching wildlife, going hunting, riding his motorcycle, doing crosswords, playing poker and collecting railroad memorabilia. Dan also enjoyed hosting his Class of 1970 friends at his home and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.
Dan is survived by his wife, Melinda Martin Weaver, whom he married Dec. 29, 2000, in Columbus, Pa.; two sons, Shannon Weaver and Jesse Weaver, both of Corry, Pa.; a brother, Pat Weaver, of Barbersville, W.Va.
Also surviving are three grandchildren, Hunter, Hailie and Ethan; special friends and railroad brothers, Tom Schroeder and Jim Morris; several nieces and nephews; and his in-laws, Cyndy, Ruth and Earl.
December 1st, which would be Weave’s 69th birthday, the day that loved ones gathered to celebrate his arrival are gathering again to celebrate a life well lived.
Family and friends may call at the Relevant Church, 100 W. South St., Corry, Pa., on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service there at noon. Pastor Les Utegg will officiate.
Due to CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required.
The Funeral Service may be viewed on the Bracken Funeral Home Facebook Page.
Burial will be in West Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek, Pa.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held sometime in 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Make A Wish at Wish.org or an animal shelter of one’s choice.
To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com.