R. Bruce Weaver, 84, Korea vet, Penn Manor social studies teacher, Red Sox fan

By on February 17, 2016

R. Bruce Weaver, 84, of Lititz, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz.

Born in Warwick Township, he was the husband of Barbara (Boardman) Weaver of Lititz, and the son of the late Russell E. Weaver and Esther M. Weaver Bailey.

Bruce was employed as a social studies teacher for the Penn Manor School District for 28 years until his retirement in 1986. Post retirement, he became a sexton for 19 years for St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was a lifetime member. He was a member of PSER and American Legion Post No. 56, Lititz. He enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, and was happy that he lived to see his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, win three World Series titles since 1946. Bruce was a proud Navy veteran of the Korean War.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Bruce is survived by a daughter: Dana Lynn Limpert, and her husband Roland, of Federalsburg, Md.; two sons: Bruce Boardman Weaver, and his wife Renée, of Maytown; and Matthew Russell Weaver of Harrisburg; four grandchildren: Jesse Hoyt Arnold IV, Michael R.C. Limpert, Kelsey Elizabeth Limpert, and Anika Meijing Weaver; and one sister: Donna M. Galebach, and her husband Thomas, of Newmanstown.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543, with Pastor Irvin Straw officiating. Family and friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Bruce’s memory may be made to the church’s Capital Campaign Fund at the address above; or to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Project, 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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