Wayne Curtis Weldon Jr.
1981 - 2016
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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.

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Published in The Daily Times from Sep. 2 to Sep. 4, 2016.
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January 28, 2017
So sorry to hear of passing of dear mr Weldon
My father loved curt and very saddened to hear .
Peace luv to all
R k hogan jk hogan Hogan
September 9, 2016
Mary and Curt,
The celebration of his life yesterday had a significant impact on me and was well done by all of your family.
Gene McWilliams
September 8, 2016
Mr Weldon and family Please know we are thinking of you today R.I.P.Curt Weldon Jr.
DiMatteo Family..
Milmont Park
Sue DiMatteo
September 7, 2016
Mr Weldon and family Please know you are in our thoughts and heartfelt prayers today and always We know all to well the pain of seeing a loved one suffer from this horrible disease it is truly devastating not only for the addict but the ones who love and care for them I can't even count how many families I know of personally that have been affected by this I pray your son is at peace now I will continue to pray for you all God Bless
Sue DiMatteo and family
Milmont Park.
Sue DiMatteo
September 7, 2016
Mr. & Mrs. Weldon - so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your happy memories give you strength during this difficult time. Please extend my condolences to the girls as well.
Jennifer Eichinger
September 7, 2016
Curt & Mary

My sincere condolences to you and the entire family on the passing of your son. I know the hurt, struggles and hope you experienced with young Curt's addiction. I went through the same for several years with my ex wife. Even with the struggle Curt was a good person and you and Mary were and are great parents. Keep all of the great thoughts (and there are many) in the front of your mind.
I apologize for not being able to attend the services. Know that you are in my heart and prayers. We've been friends for nearly 40 years and you know if there is anything you need just give a shout. God Bless.
Larry Weigand
September 7, 2016
Dear Curt and Mary
We are so sorry for the loss of your loving son. There's no pain like the pain of loosing a child. May god give comfort, and may God keep Wayne in hi loving arms.
Love and prayers, Ellie and John Marino
September 6, 2016
Dear Weldon Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Stacy Leccia
Stacy Leccia
September 5, 2016
So sorry for your loss.
Jane Buchanan
September 5, 2016
Bette Smith
September 5, 2016
Dear Curt and Mary, i am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. The obituary was so well written and I hope it indeed helps someone else struggling with this issue. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Bette Smith
Bette Smith
September 4, 2016
Dear Curt and Mary:

At Mass this evening, Father Peter Donohue OSA, my Villanova classmate, led the celebration of an Augustinian Solemnity; Mary Mother of Consolation. Mary is the patroness of the Augustinian Order. And so we though of and prayed for the Weldon Family. As Mother of Consolation, Mary is particularly near to those in need of companionship and comfort. May the Weldon Family find comfort and may our prayers be answered.

Mike and Teréz Kearney
September 4, 2016
So sorry to read about the passing of your son, Wayne. May memories of happier times give you comfort.
Jim and Aileen Kennedy (INA), Wildwood Crest, NJ
Jim Kennedy
September 3, 2016
Very sorry to read about your son. I didn't know him but I read about his struggle. Stay strong.
Jack Barr
September 3, 2016
May God give you Comfort on this great loss.
September 3, 2016
Dear Weldon Family,

My heart is ripped wide open on hearing about the death of your precious son. As if his loss is not heavy enough to bare, I know you also carry the unspeakable agony and seemingly unending questions that only those of us who have loved someone struggling with addiction bare. I hope some comfort can be gained in knowing there is a community who really does understand surrounding you with our prayers as we hold you up to our heavenly Father asking for wisdom, strength and true peace to fill your hearts and lives.
God Bless you and keep you all in His love,
Your neighbor, Mimi
September 3, 2016
All of our children grew up together. So sad. May your memories help heal your loss. Our prayers for you. The Mewha Family
k mewha
September 3, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.
Betty Jean Ferguson Sala
September 3, 2016
I am so sorry for he loss of your son. My prayers are with you and your family at this time
Betty ferguson Sala
September 3, 2016
To the whole Weldon family:
I was so very, very sorry to see this on face book this morning. Please accept my deepest sympathy & condolences on your loss.
I also have a similar problem in my family, only it's with alcohol & not drugs. Thank goodness, my son decided life & his little girl are a lot more important in his life, than it is to depend on the alcohol to make him feel better about himself & get him through each day. He is coming up on one year dry & seems to be doing well & holding a good job. He says he made peace with himself & decided that life really is good & you don't need alcohol to help you cope. Your obituary is very inspiring & I'm sure it will help others to overcome their habit.
God bless all of you & I will keep you in my prayers.

With sympathy,
Dottie Argentine
Dottie Argentine
September 3, 2016
What a beautiful obituary was written about your brother I grew up in Southwest Philly and went to school with your cousins Dennis and I have to say that I have suffer from addiction and in recovery now for numerous years but what a beautiful way of putting it that people Overlook that you can still be a great person and suffer with this disease so I'm sorry that he succumbed to death but keep his memory alive
September 2, 2016
So sorry for the loss of this wonderful young man... Heartfelt condolences to Senator Weldon and the entire family -- a former resident of Media and Delaware County
September 2, 2016
To the Weldon family, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was truly a great young man. I lived across the street from you when he was in Penn Delco and I'm so very heartbroken for you all. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn Trabbold
Dawn Trabbold
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