DAVID M. WEIR

Obituary
  • "I was very sorry to hear from a Milton classmate of David's..."
    - Susan Schumacher Morris
  • "I am not sure if the daughter is supposed to write on her..."
    - Maisie Weir
  • "I met David in March 1980. We became great friends..."
    - George Bamford
  • " I was so saddened to hear of the untimely passing of such..."
    - Paula Gadigian
  • "I knew Dave as a member of the Georgetown Crew in 1963...."
    - Glenn Farris

WEIR--David Manson II, died peacefully on Sunday, August 19, in East Hampton of complications from prostate cancer. Born in 1944, David was the son of Ernest Tener Weir, founder of National Steel, and Mary Hayward Weir. David was a racing car driver, who came in fourth in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1971, and maintained his passion for automobiles throughout his life. He later worked as an alcoholism and substance abuse counselor. East Hampton residents will remember his little yellow Morris Minor convertible, often seen around the village. David is survived by his wife Gretchen and his two children, Maisie and Gregory. A raconteur, a wit, a clothes horse, a loyal friend, a generous husband and father, and a true gentleman, David will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to East End Hospice or to Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Memorial service to be held in New York City at a future date.

Published in The New York Times on Aug. 24, 2012