Leroy (Lee) Weaver was born February 24, 1956, to the late Leroy Richard and Jeanne Weaver in Elmira, New York, and grew up in neighboring Horseheads. On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the world lost a wonderful man and heaven gained one.
Lee is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Rosemarie (Ro); daughter Ryan Wyrosdick (Chris) and three grandsons, Tyler, Christian, and Cameron; daughter Tara Hill (Tommy) and granddaughter Sawyer. Lee is also survived by his humungous and adoring extended family – his sister Linda Harland (Ernie), niece Jeanann and nephew Michael; Armand and Frances Cirulli; Jim and Linda Cirulli Burton; Bob and Debbie Chapman (Danielle, Kimmy); Joe Cirulli; Dan Cirulli and Brenda Monies; Mike Cirulli (Nicky, Marie); and Crissy Cirulli. We also lovingly acknowledge another brother and sister since childhood, Mike and Sheri Kline (Courtney, Mike, and Kyle).
Lee graduated from Horseheads High School and Corning Community College. He was an avid athlete, including baseball, football, basketball and golf. He began his work life at New York State Electric and Gas. He went on to work at Hardinge Brothers locally, and then relocated with them to Pittsburgh and Boston. In his last move, he settled in Gainesville (FL) to join his extended family, first working as an employee and then owner of Mint Magazine.
For so many of us, Lee was the epitome of a husband, father, son, papa, brother, uncle and friend. He will be remembered as one of the most kind-hearted, loving, helpful and downright funny humans to walk this earth. He loved his family (and new dog, Delilah) intensely, yet never met a stranger. He was larger than life and will be forever cherished.
A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, May 9, at 3:00 p.m., at Grace at Fort Clarke United Methodist Church, 9325 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville. Pastor Rick Thompson will perform the service, assisted by Linda Cirulli-Burton. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local American Heart Association.
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I love you, daddy. I wish to God I could have done something to save you. I love you so much and losing you is losing a huge piece of myself. You were my hero and I was your little girl forever. I need you.
I am so very sorry for you loss. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers always.
My heart breaks over this loss. Ro, Ryan, and Tara….I love you all. My thoughts are with you. I wish I could be there and hug all of you.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Thinking of all of you. Love cousins paula and kenny elvington
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Ro and your family. May God give you the strength to guide you through the tough times. ??
Thinking of all of you and sending love and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your familyRo and Ms. Linda. I have such wonderful memories of vacationing with Dick, Jean, Linda and Lee. R.I.P. Lee.
In life you make many friends but very few you can actually call “Brother”, Lee was just that to me even though we lived many miles apart. I will always remember the times we had in life and will miss him greatly. My prayers go to Ro and the family. Love you all including my “brother” Lee.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Ro, and your entire family during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy.
Thoughts and prayers continue to surround you Ro and your beautiful family my heart is broken right beside you may each day you spent together making memories fill your heart and in time put a smile on your face love you my friend?????????????
Few people have the ability to be kind to all……..and even fewer know how to show it…..Lee was one that showed it every day. He leaves a legacy of respect by all that know him. My prayers to the family.
I haven’t seen Lee in years but he had a huge heart and he always had a smile. I pray for strength for your family and friends during this most difficult time.
Lee was an awesome guy and an encourager to many. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Much love and prayers to the entire family during this very difficult time.
Lee my friend, you brightened every life you touched…You will be missed greatly…
I never met Lee personally. But, have always heard awesome things about him. Our prayers & love go out to all that knew him and especially to Ro. May God Bless You & Give You the Strength To Carry on and to continue his kindness as he has done to others.
I played little league baseball with Lee and have fond memories of our childhood summers. He will be missed by many of those closest to him. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Kevin Koehler
Missing you the most at Christmas, daddy. Five years too long and wishing you were here to meet your new grandsons and granddaughter. I wish you could see Tyler in the Army and get married. He misses you and says he’s doing this to make you proud. I know you would be and you watch over him. Christian turning 18 and about to graduate from high school and Cameron staring middle school next year. I know if you were here you would be with us constantly and we would be so happy and thankful. You were the best and not a day goes by that I don’t think of you and miss the heck out of you. Your memory will always be alive. A piece of you lives on through me and Tara and your seven grandchildren. You are missed more than words could ever express. Merry Christmas, dad. I love you to the moon and back and to infinity and beyond.