D. Blaine Weaver
Friday, August 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 am
Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home
David Blaine Weaver, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019. He was born on August 23, 1933, in Hagerstown, Maryland, to the late Chester and Charlotte Weaver. Blaine was a member of the Hagerstown High School graduation class of 1951.
Blaine proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After basic training at Fort Knox, KY, he went to Stuttgart, Germany, with the 97th Signal Corp until June, 1955.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Shepherd College in West Virginia and, in 1961, became a Certified Public Accountant. He was committed to excellence in financial service. From 1958 to 1961, he worked for Merle S. Elliott, CPA. In 1962, Blaine joined First Federal Savings & Loan Association and became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He became Vice President of Columbia First after their merger with First Federal and then retired from the organization after 24 years of service. Following his retirement in 1986, he served as treasurer and member of the Board of Trustees of Rose Hill Cemetery for twenty-one years.
Active in community affairs, he was a member and 1985 president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. He was a forty-seven year member of the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown, where he served as a board member and 1979-1980 president, and focused on Kiwanis programs supporting Girl’s, Inc., the Salvation Army, children’s reading, and area youth organizations. He was a parishioner of Washington Square United Methodist Church, where he served as past treasurer. He was a past member of the Hagerstown Jaycees and A/C Hunt Club, and a current member of the American Legion, the Elk’s Club #378, the Hunter’s Ridge Sportsmen’s Club, the Williamsport Redman Club, the Little Heiskell Ski Club, and the Potomac Fish and Game Club.
An avid interest in boating drew him to water skiing, kite flying, ski jumping, barefoot skiing , and trick skiing. He maintained ski boats from 1960 until 2018. An avid interest in snow skiing led him to resorts in eastern and western United States, Canada, and Europe. He hunted deer for many years.
His greatest joy was being with his five grandsons, teaching them to water ski, snow ski, ice skate, and rifle shoot.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph “Gene” Weaver.
Blaine is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, JoAnn Light Weaver; daughters, Sophia Veillette, and husband, Robert Veillette of Akron, OH , and Stephanie Boblitt and husband, Wayne of Huntingtown, MD; grandchildren, John Veillette and wife, Sara of Salt Lake City, UT, Jonathan Boblitt and wife, Jennie of Austin, TX, Zachary Boblitt and wife, Gina of Nashville, TN, Stephen Veillette of Norton, OH, and Justin Boblitt and wife, Leah of Blacksburg, VA; great-granddaughter, Susanna Boblitt; sister, Lucille Butts and husband, Robert; brothers, Gerald Weaver, Marvin “Joe” Weaver, and Rodney Weaver; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Stay Home Senior Services of MD, especially Shalea George, Christina Sweeney, and Shonda Mason, and to the staff at Doey’s House- Hospice of Washington County, for giving Blaine excellent care.
Services will be held at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd North, Hagerstown, on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11 a.m., with The Reverend Dr. Renee Mackey, Covenant Presbyterian Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Doey’s House - Hospice of Washington County, Inc, the Kiwanis Foundation, 1110 Professional Court, Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or Girl’s Inc.
What a great man! He had a wonderful life well lived. We are blessed to have known him
Springfield , Virginia
It is so sad to see Blaine pass, he was always a good friend to me and my father,He is in God's hands now , and Dad and Bill Sonic will gladly show him around heaven. Until we meet again Blaine take care, see you on the other side, so sorry I had to work and could not make your funeral.
Hag , Md
David B. Weaver was a true hero of America's forgotten victory- the Korean War. Though not a member of Antietam Chapter 312 Korean War Veterans Association, nevertheless we condole with you on your loss. S/ Charles Mobley, Vice Commander
Our deepest sympathies to the Weaver family for their loss. Blaine and JoAnn have been my family’s neighbors for at least 40 years and I’ve known Blaine for as long as I can remember. He was my mom’s boss and colleague early on, my water skiing and disk teacher, and a friend to my family, husband and me. I always loved visiting Blaine and JoAnn’s river cabin with more stairs than you could count and going for those fun and exciting boat rides in his Supra (I remember the gold one and the maroon one). Blaine always had a smile on his face and displayed tremendous kindness, patience and joy. The World has lost a wonderful man, but it’s incredibly blessed and lucky to have had Blaine in it. May loving and cherished memories, along with the care and support of others, help his family through this very difficult time.
Mike and Kelli (Stine) Whittington
Dear JoAnn and Family, You probably do not remember me. I lived on East Avenue and you and Blaine lived there when you first got married. I don't think that I every met you but Blaine must have known that my Dad had left us in 1958. One day He stopped at our house and asked if my brother and I wanted to go water skiing at the Potomac River. So nice of him. We did not get away much because my Dad left with the family car. In later years I knew Blaine from banking at First Federal and when My first husband died of complications from MS - he helped with the banking transfers, etc at First Federal. I have not seen him for many years. My husband, Harold, worked with Blaine's brother Joe at the Herald-Mail and when I would see him I would always ask about Blaine. I know he will be missed but wanted you to know how his thoughtfulness at our time of need will always be remembered. God Bless you and your family. Regards, Jo Ann (Copenhaver) Kline
Jo Ann (Copehaver) Kline
Clear Spring, MD
Blaine will always be remembered for his "River Property" and the incredible number of steps it took to go from the house to the shoreline as well as his wonderful patience in teaching novice individuals to water ski by hanging onto a side extension of his boat. But, Blaine was first and foremost a dedicated professional and a sincere advocate with respect to all of the very worthy goals of the Kiwanis Clubs, both local and national. He will be missed by each and by all of us collectively. Sincere condolences to JoAnn and the rest of his family.
Ken And Ann Grove
I am so sorry to hear this. Blaine had a great way of making every day I saw or spoke to him brighter. What a wonderful man. Thank you for all that you have done for our country and our local community!
We at Stay Home Senior Services extend our deepest condolences to JoAnn, Sophia,Stephanie and all Blaine's family and friends. It was an honor to provide in-home care for Blaine for several years. He was a kind and interesting gentleman. All of our team members who cared for Blaine enjoyed his life stories. He will be missed. May God comfort and strengthen you all.
Stay Home Senior Services of Maryland,Inc.
Blaine was such a fantastic human being and will be missed. Enjoyed fantastic conversation with a man who truly enjoyed life and his family.
I have many memories of Blaine, JoAnn and the family at the river properties. My prayers, blessings and love are extended to all of you at this sad time. Thinking of you and extending my deepest sympathy.
So sorry for your loss. Bob and Kristy Crites
Clear Spring , MD
We have wonderful memories of ski trips and happy hours on the river at Potomac Fish & Game Club. Also fun times with Blaine and family members. Our condolences to JoAnn and family.
David & Donna Churchey
My sincere condolences to JoAnn and family. I have many great memories of skiing with Blaine and will cherish them. Our most fun times were on Tuesday nights at Ski Liberty where he and Dave Berger would get enough runs down the mountain so they were less than a dollar a piece! He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him. He was a great man and friend to many.
Sorry for your loss. He was my boss at first federal. He was a great boss very patient and compassionate.