Wayne Curtis Weldon, Jr. We are heartbroken and devastated to announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and father - Wayne Curtis Weldon, Jr. Curt was born on July 24, 1981 at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania and lived most of his life in Delaware County. Curt died suddenly at home on August 29 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Curt was an outgoing young man who loved sports and music. As a student in the Penn Delco School District, Curt excelled in baseball, soccer, and ice hockey. Curt once scored all 5 goals in a game for the Sun Valley Ice Hockey Team. Curt was a leader with local Aston youth who pushed for ice hockey at Sun Valley and for construction of IceWorks Rinks with township leaders. He enthusiastically monitored Philadelphia collegiate and professional sports, was a regular on WIP Sports Talk Radio, and was recently published with columns focusing on the uniqueness of Philadelphia’s sports fans in several New York publications. As a 1999 graduate of Archmere Academy, Curt excelled in music and received departmental honors in Instrumental Music for his capability on the trumpet. Curt also played with a group of Archmere students known as the Antix, which produced an album. Following Archmere, Curt attended Delaware County Community College, Neumann University, and Widener University in pursuit of his undergraduate degree in Sports Information. Curt was interested in every one of his father’s campaigns for Congress, attended three national conventions, and worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Delaware County Homebuilders Association. Curt also worked in construction, hospitality, and started his own small business. Like too many people, Curt struggled with addiction to prescription opioids and benzodiazepines and worked through several rehab programs, but could not shake the negative spiral that is common to people suffering with addiction. Curt’s love for his family and his son never wavered as he strived to control the disease that confronted him on a daily basis. Curt was a hardworking, fun-loving person who enjoyed life but fell victim to the same epidemic that has had disastrous effects on families and communities nationwide. Curt would want his legacy to be that his early death might save but one person struggling with addiction. We ask that those who wish to pay tribute to Curt do so in their own private way with someone currently afflicted with an addiction. If you touch one life at risk and give that person a sense of hope and caring, Curt would be grateful! Every life has meaning; as difficult as it sometimes is, we must never give up hope! Curt is survived by his greatest love and personal treasure, his seven-year-old son, Bennett Curtis Weldon. Curt idolized Bennett in every way imaginable for a father. Curt is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Giovanina “Jennie” (Deldeo) Gallagher, parents, Honorable Wayne Curtis “Curt” and Mary (Gallagher) Weldon, siblings, Karen (Weldon) and Richard Donaghy, Kristin (Weldon) and spouse Jonathan, Kimberly (Weldon) and Michael Piersig, Andrew and Amy (Vandenbraak) Weldon, nieces and nephews, Reagan, Eleanor, Bruno, and Isabelle, and beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Curt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Stephen W. and Catherine C. (Jones) Weldon and his maternal grandparent, James J. Gallagher. VISITATION: Thursday, September 8th, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Aston Township Community Center, 3270 Concord Rd. Aston, PA 19014. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Thursday, September 8th at 4:00pm at the Aston Township Community Center. INTERMENT will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Curt’s name to the local chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 555 Croton Road, Ste. 111, King of Prussia, PA 19406, (610) 664-9255. Condolences: www.msbfh.com
Arrangements by Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown Twp., Media, PA.