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Bradey Allen Weaver, 28, of Toledo, Ohio passed away Friday, August 24, 2102, in Kansas on his way to visit friends in Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin, Texas, among others.
True to his form, Bradey died doing what he loved: riding on his annual solo motorcycle trip out West with the wind in his hair! No one would disagree that he lived his short life to the fullest. Once, while in Texas, he went to a shooting range, parachuted out of an airplane, and went two-step dancing, all in the same day. This might explain Bradey's statement ""?"Man... Im starting to think I'll never be rich." He sang like no one was listening. He was enthusiastic, fun, adventurous, argumentative, and always looking for a way to work smarter, not harder. Bradey was all about helping his fellow man, be they a friend or a stranger. He knew how to enjoy himself, and that meant making sure everyone else was enjoying themselves. He has literally given a guy the shirt off his back.
Some words about Bradey shared by friends that describe him well include:
""Anything I needed, wanted, or hoped for he could make it happen.""
""I could feel the love he had for Chorus just radiate from his aura. That lit a spark and me and I was on fire for BGMC for the next four years.""
""He was always quick with a kind word or a dirty joke.""
""He could debate with anyone for hours on end even if he had no background on the subject.""
While running for student government he won everyone over by saying "I will change things in the cafeteria, such as ketchup! Who needs ketchup?"
""He always did a great job putting things in a new perspective.""
""He always made his friends a priority.""
""No one will ever match his ability to play the devil's advocate.""
""He was the realest, most effervescent person there was.""
""He spearheaded many fundraisers for the BG Men's Chorus: The Bachelor Auction, the "apple-bob-a-thon," which was the week before 'hot-tub-a-thon,"" not to be confused with the ""grilled-chicken-a-thon.""
""I was honored that this guy would even converse with an awkward freshman like me.""
""This gentleman will always have a place in my heart!""
Bradey was class president at Sylvania Northview High School and went on to Bowling Green State University where he received his degree in Psychology with a minor in English. He was the BGSU Men's Chorus President. Bradey was currently a Residential Property Manager.
He is survived by his mother, Cynthia M. Weaver; father and step-mother, Brent A. and Carolee Weaver; sister and brother-in-law, Randie Weaver Pearson and Timothy Pearson; sisters Riley Weaver, Chelsie J. Ciepiela, and Jena Damron; brothers, Christian Howard, Three Howard, and Tory Damron; grandparents, Ken and Lenora Fairbanks, Gene and Lou Fairbanks, Robert and Sally Weaver, Donny and Glendolyn Rife, and several aunts and uncles, along with second mother, Cindy Ciepiela and second father Joseph Howard and special friend of the family Bill Nolte. He was preceded in death by sister, Chelsie M. Weaver, and great-grandparents, Milo and Arvilla Fairbanks and Mary Hartman.
Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main Street, Sylvania, Ohio Thursday, August 30, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 31, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services for the celebration of the life of Bradey Allen Weaver (the Brademan-a-thon) will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Sylvania, 7000 Erie Street, Sylvania, Ohio 43560. Interment Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. Immediately following will be a reception held in Sylvania Township. Directions and details will be available at the service.
Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider the memorial fund for Bradey Allen Weaver, which can be made at any 5th/3rd bank location (to cover funeral expenses) or Life Connection of Ohio.
Bradey touched many lives in his short time on this earth and will be greatly missed. Please leave condolences, photos, memories, and bad jokes at his memorial webpage:
Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 29, 2012