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WEAVER, Jack Edward 87, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday evening, September 4, 2013 at Hearth & Home, Harding Rd. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 13, 1926, the son of the late Ezra C. and Frances (Hawkins) Weaver. He was raised in Akron, Ohio and graduated from Akron Buchtel High School in 1944. Jack served his country in the U.S. Navy as a gunner's mate on several destroyers and saw combat in the Mediterranean Sea during WWII. Upon discharge from the Navy, he enrolled in The Ohio State University, receiving a B.S. in Journalism in 1950. Jack began his newspaper career at the Sidney Daily News and later the Columbus Citizens Journal. He joined the Matthews Agency in New York City calling on national advertisers, was made manager of their Cleveland office, and then joined the Elyria Chronicle Telegram as advertising director, retiring in 1992. Some of his favorite hours were spent boating on Lake Erie in Ad Man and later Dream Weaver. When he and Barbara moved to Columbus, he joined the Aladdin Shrine and drove equipment in many Shrine parades, where he loved to entertain the crowds. He was very fond of travel in the United States and Europe, but was especially fond of South Carolina. He had an excellent memory for life's humorous stories and retold them very well. Jack was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Past Master of Solon Lodge #757, F. & A.M., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Aladdin, then Antioch Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters, Springfield/Clark County Shrine Club, a former member of the Polo Club, and volunteered at the Clark County Heritage Center. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara Parke Weaver; sons, Christopher D. (Petra) Weaver and Eric A. Weaver, both of Elyria, Ohio; stepdaughter, Rebecca (Dan) Regenold of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Christopher D. (April) Weaver and Brandon J. Weaver, both of Washington, D.C., Kelly (Jeff) Ackerman of Cincinnati, Emily Regenold of Chicago, and Daniel Parke Regenold of Cincinnati; and a cousin, Barbara Miske of Prescott, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace L. Weaver in 1983. A service in celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Frank Sparks officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 or Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Rd., Springfield, OH 45504. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com
Published in Springfield News-Sun from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, 2013
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home
830 North Limestone Street Springfield, OH 45503