John E. Weaver 93, WWII vet, electrical supply store owner, directed Luther Acres band

By on October 17, 2012

John E. Weaver, 93, of Lititz, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Hershey Medical Center.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Albert E. and Anna M. (Long) Weaver. He was husband of the late Virginia (Henry) Weaver, Ruth (Kline) Weaver and Rose (Reitsperger) Weaver.

John was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a graduate of the American Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill., and Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. John was the owner/operator of Weaver Electronics, Millersville, an electrical supply store for 25 years. He became a pastor with interest in senior citizen ministry and started the Lancaster Baptist Temple and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Ephrata. John was an avid Phillies fan and he also directed the Kitchen Band at Luther Acres.

He is survived by his daughter: June, wife of Gerald Downing, of Lititz; three grandchildren: Julie, wife of Frank Schutte; Jill, wife of Matthew Kramer; Jeff, husband of Kelly Downing; eight great-grandchildren: Nate, Zach and Mikayla Schutte; Justin and Jenée Nolt; Elizabeth and Laura Kramer; and Elynn Downing; and a sister: Mary Jane Sangrey, of Columbia.

John’s life celebration service will be held at Luther Acres Community Room, 250 St. Luke Dr., Lititz, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster. Military honors will be rendered by the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at Luther Acres Oct. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to Liberty Baptist Church, 47 Cindia Lane, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To share fondest memories of John, visit

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