George William Weaver, 86, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2022, at Robin Run Village in Indianapolis, holding tight to the hand of his wife of 62 years, Marj.
George was born on August 17, 1935, in Nanticoke, PA, to Walter J. and Meta F. Weaver. He graduated from Nanticoke High School and from Wilkes College in Wilkes Barre, PA, with a degree in bacteriology.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957 and was stationed in Japan working at the 406th U.S. Army Medical Laboratory. While in Japan, he met Marjorie Hall of St. Paul, MN, who was living on an Army base with her family and attending church at the Sagami General Depot Chapel where George was the organist. They were married at the chapel on September 8, 1959, and lived at nearby Camp Fuchinobe until George was discharged from the Army. They then moved to Provo, UT, where he began work on his master’s degree at Brigham Young University. George received his MS one day after the birth of his second son and began work on his PhD.
In 1963 George accepted a job as research bacteriologist for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, where they moved with their first two sons, David and Paul. Soon daughter Susan joined the family, and several years later son James was born. The family moved to Heritage Lake, where they lived for 47 years. George spent his entire career working for Lilly, retiring in 1994. He and Marj left their much-loved lake home and moved into senior living at Robin Run Village in Indianapolis in 2018.
George is survived by his wife, Marjorie; his sons, David (Greencastle), Paul and Jim (both Richmond, KY), and daughter Susan (Greencastle); grandchildren, Benjamin, Jonathan, Martin, Caleb, and Annika Weaver; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susan and Stan Johnson (Fargo, ND); 5 nephews (William and Justin Weaver; Matt, Mike and David Johnson) and a niece (Mary Weaver); and second cousin, Sharon Sipple (Harrisburg, PA). He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lee Weaver; aunt & uncle Wilma and Art Reeves; and cousin Hazle Sipple.
A Service of Remembrance will be held February 26th at the Bainbridge United Methodist Church, where George was a longtime member and organist. A second Service of Remembrance will be held later in the Spring at the Robin Run Village in Indianapolis.