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William Weaver

1942 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
William Weaver Obituary
William Atwood Weaver (Bill), 71, of Chicago passed away on Monday June 30, 2014. Born 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, he was the son of William Atwood Weaver, Sr. and Vivian Loretta Osman Weaver who preceded him in death. His two brothers, David and Philip Weaver reside in Des Plaines. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Weaver, his step-son, Adam Downing, his daughter-in-law, Liz Miller Downing, and two grandchildren, Cecilia Madeline Downing, 3 yrs and Thomas Michael Downing, 7 mos. Bill graduated from Maine West High School in 1960 and from the University of Illinois, Champaign in 1964. He joined the Peace Corps and served for two years in what was then Bombay, India (1965-1967). In 1968, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served for two years in Germany. When he returned to the States, he earned a second B.A. in Photography from Columbia College (where he later taught). He also received an M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In his career as a graphic designer, Bill was employed at Harper College, Kemper Insurance, and The Ashley Publishing Group. At the time of his illness, he was employed at Jesse Brown V.A. Hospital. He was an avid member of the AYH sailing group in Chicago. A memorial is being planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bill's name to the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, Family and Patient Assistance Fund at
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from July 11 to July 13, 2014
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