Weaver, James Arthur, Sr.
Birth: Tuesday, January 14, 1941 in Titusville, Pennsylvania
Residence: Sanford, North Carolina
Death: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the age of 75
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CPO James Arthur Weaver, Sr. (USN Ret.), 75, of Sanford, NC died on January 24, 2016 at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC. He was born January 14, 1941 in Titusville, PA to the late Merle F. and Margaret Weaver.
In 1958, Jim graduated from Titusville High School in Titusville, PA and then enlisted in the United States Navy. He proudly served his Country for over 20 years. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer on February 17, 1978. While in the Navy he served as an Aircraft Mechanic.
After retiring from the Navy, he worked in the seafood business and then joined the Civilian Service in 1982. At the time of his retirement he was a Program Manager for the Presidential Helicopter program at Patuxent River Naval Base, MD. He then retired after 22 years of Civil Service and went to work at Wyle as a defense contractor, supporting the H53 Program.
On October 18, 1958, Jim married his beloved wife, Millie Vanderhoof in Titusville, PA. Together they recently celebrated 57 years of marriage. He enjoyed building mailboxes, making people laugh, spending time with his family, and working with his son in the construction field.
In addition to his wife, Jim is also survived by his children James A. Weaver, Jr. (Patricia) of Valley Lee, MD and Debra Weaver of Lexington Park, MD; along with four sisters and two brothers, Nancy Drusko (Bob) of Titusville, PA, Jack Weaver (Jane) of Pleasantville, PA, Sue Enright (Ron) of Titusville, PA, Tom Weaver (Carol) of Elizabethtown, PA, Shirley Snyder of Titusville, PA and Peggy Miller (Randy) of Mercer, PA; his brother-in-law, Don Vanderhoof (Bonnie) of Townville, PA; four grandchildren: Jessica Richard (Nick), Jennifer Osborne (Scott), Jamie Seiss (Colin) and Jason Dubard; and six great-grandchildren: Danielle, Kiersten and Hunter Richard, Haley and Whitney Osborne and Declan Seiss.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Military Honors will begin at 5:00pm, directly followed by mass at Holy Face Church in Great Mills, MD. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made on Jim's behalf to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD or the American Cancer Society.
"Fair Winds and Following Seas"