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.
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Jan. 26, 2014.