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Weaver, Ronald L.

Ronald L. Weaver, Professor Emeritus of Art at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, passed away at his home on December 5, 2013.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held in July, 2014, in conjunction with a showing of his work at the Mars Hall Gallery in Port Clyde, Maine.

Mr. Weaver was born April 19, 1939, in South Bend, Indiana, to Hubert and Caroline (Welty) Weaver.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manchester College, in North Manchester, Indiana, and a Master of Fine Art Degree from Yale University in 1966.

Ron taught at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, from 1967 to 1968, and at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey, from 1968 to 1969, before accepting a position in the Department of Art at UW-Oshkosh.

Mr. Weaver was an esteemed member of the faculty at UW-Oshkosh from 1969, until his retirement in 2004.

Since 1974, Mr. Weaver divided his time and his work between his residence in Oshkosh and his summer home in New Harbor, Maine.

Throughout his adult life, he amassed a prolific body of work, including paintings, drawings and prints, represented in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Major-Weaver, daughter, Jennifer (Weaver) Neuser, granddaughters, McKinley and Reed Neuser, and son-in-law, John Neuser. Ron is also survived by the mother of his daughter, Maurine (Smith) Weaver.

The family now resides in Arizona.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Jan. 26, 2014.
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March 30, 2018
Ron was my figure drawing and illustration professor from 1975-1980. Dedicated, intelligent, and laid back is how I remember him. He even took the time to give me painting critiques when I wasn't enrolled in his painting class. I'll always remember him!
Tony Hilscher
November 29, 2014
I was sorry to hear that Ron had died the year before we visited New Harbor. I took his painting class at Clam Lake with David Ludtke and later visited Ron,Maurine and Jennifer in Oshkosh. Both and he and Maurine were supportive in giving me advice in exhibiting my own work. He was an excellent artist and teacher. His legacy lives on in his work and in his students. Janet Varga Berry
Janet Berry
August 13, 2014
1972, Ron very much liked a landscape I had painted, he offered to BUY it! I was 17 and I found the courage to decline. Now, that painting hangs in our bedroom and I think of professor Weaver every time I contemplate it. He was a fantastic teacher. A huge loss for past and future students.
Gretchen Gandt-Schicker
July 18, 2014
What an amazing addition to the world Ron was. I'm proud to have known him, proud to have studied under him. I am so glad he left such a large body of art for all of us!!!
Becky Srubas
July 10, 2014
Ron was an amazing artist but as a teacher he was even more amazing. He taught me how to see and how to translate what I saw to paper. As an artist I will always be thankful for that.
Nancy Dyer
February 8, 2014
Ron taught art form after the masters. He was inspirational and supportive of my Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing with a double major in Painting from UWO throughout his life. His dedication to art is phenomenal. His spirituality was always be remembered.
Victoria Rauenhorst
February 7, 2014
Back in 1967/68' Ron Weaver was my painting Prof at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Wright State was in its infancy, but growing fast. Barry Gelt was the head of the Fine Arts Department, along with Ray Must. Barry was an incredible teacher as was Ray Must. Ron joined them in 1967 along with his wife, Maurine, who audited classes along with the rest of us. I loved them both as mentors and as friends for the brief time they were here, and am so saddened to hear of Ron's passing away. When they left Ohio for greener pastures in NJ, they were only weeks away from the arrival of their daughter, Jennifer. Even though nearly 46 years have passed since I saw them last, I feel privileged to have had Ron as my teacher and Maurine as a friend and fellow classmate.
Josie Sanko Inslee
February 6, 2014
I am very sorry that he has passed away. What a tragedy.
Victoria Rauenhorst
January 29, 2014
Ron set me on the path of studying the forms of nature, through figures and flowers. He was also the model for my approach to post-secondary teaching, which served me well. RIP.
Pamela Sealy
January 29, 2014
Ron and Maureen had a wonderful daughter Jennifer, that i had the privlage of babysitting her as a child. ron and Maureen were the most wonderful people I had the privlage of knowing. Maureen and Jennifer my deepest symapthay go out to you.
Doreen Bonfigt
January 26, 2014
Ron was my professor at UWO in the mid 90's.He was an amazing professor and artist who tought me so much about color and seeing and creating beauty. He retired and moved to Mane shortly after I graduated and I regret not speaking with him sence. I will miss him greatly. My condolences go out to his family for their loss of this truly beautiful and unique man who touched so many so deeply.
Don Ford
January 26, 2014
Ron was one of my teachers way back in 1978-82. I learned so much from him about looking carefully at the world around me. I think of him when I see look at the white of the snow and am able to see a wonderful range of color. I'm sure there are hundreds of other past students that remember him fondly. Rest in peace.
Renee Lajcak
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