Howard R. Weant

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Howard Ralph Weant, 82, of Taneytown, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at home.

Born Aug. 6, 1930, in Liberty Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Scott Hamilton Weant and Clara Luella McGlaughlin Weant. He was the husband of Kyoko Ellen Weant, his wife of 63 years.

A 1948 graduate of Emmitsburg High School, he enlisted in the Army in August of that year, joining the Regimental Headquarters Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division of the 8th U.S. Army. He served as a private first class in the Korean War, earning a Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star medal, Korean Service medal, Distinquished Unit medal and five bronze campaign stars. He was honorably discharged following his return to the United States in 1952.

He was a lifetime member of AMVETS. He worked at a number of trades throughout his working years, primarily in the garment industry. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and working in his extensive garden.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Linda Passell and husband John, Terry Weant and wife Tammy, Gale Smith, and Michiko Szpatura and husband Gary; grandchildren Brendan Passell, Carrie Weant and partner Greg Zepf, Tyler Weant, Troy Smith and Ian Smith; great-grandchildren Caden and Jaxon Zepf; siblings Oneida Hogan, Sirrell "Skip" Weant and wife Joyce, and Roger "Earl" Weant and wife Sylvia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Weant.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Myers-Duboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery in Thurmont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Messiah United Methodist Church of Taneytown, 25 Middle Street Taneytown, MD 21787; AMVETS at; or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 18, 2012
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