Cumberland Times-News


April 13, 2013


CUMBERLAND — Marcellus “Marc” Charles Weaver, 91, of Cumberland, passed away in his sleep at the Allegany Health and Rehab Center on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Cumberland.

He was born April 9, 1922, in Cumberland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward “Ed” Schultz and Hazel (Forbeck) Schultz; his brother, Claude E. Weaver; his wife, Irene (Jeroski) Weaver and special friend and neighbor Cynthia (Deter) Ziler.

Marc is survived by his son, Phillip Charles Weaver and wife Ruth Bratcher Weaver, of Cumberland; daughter-in-law Patricia (Mace) Roper and husband Don, of Missoula, Mont.; his niece Dawn Leleszi, of Tallahassee, Fla.; grandson Jason and wife Debra Weaver, granddaughter Rachel Weaver, grandson Nathan Weaver and fiancee Jessica Reid; special friend Jennifer Ziler, all of Cumberland and great-grandchildren Jasilynn, Cambria, Nataisha, Destiny, Shaolin, Aidan and Bane.

As a child, Marc enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, in hopes of one day becoming a pilot. After a few recorded flight lessons, Marc discovered he was color blind and not able to become a pilot, turning his attention to motorsports. A self-taught mechanic, he began working and racing his Jaguars and Porches at the local “gymkhanas,” swapping out his stock 4 cylinder for a V8 Chevy 283 into his Austin Healy for the Polish Mountain Hill Climbs. Marc was a member of the Mason Dixon Sports Car Club and a Founding Member of the Western Maryland Sports Car Club.  

Marc was a World War II Veteran and assigned as a squad leader in Bravo Company, 407th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry “Ozark” Division in the Rhineland Campaign in Germany. He earned numerous medals during his time in Europe, including the Purple Heart, when on Dec. 1, 1944, he was hit by German artillery shrapnel.

In addition to his lengthy and accomplished military career, and with as little as a ninth grade education, Marc not only worked as a mechanic, but also at the Celanese plant. He then began a career at Cumberland Steel as a supervisor in the shipping department, becoming Plant Superintendent, retiring with 20+ years of service. During his time off from work, he and his family took to his 1960 Volkswagen Camper for their favorite vacations in such destinations as Watkins Glen State Park, N.Y., for the races and various camping locations in British Columbia Canada.

Upon retirement, Marc enjoyed dock parties and boating at Deep Creek Lake with family, friends and coworkers. He never missed a chance to enjoy summers with his family at his cabin there, or on trips to parks such as Busch Gardens and Water Country. He had great joy in packing up the family in his Winnebago and heading to the races at Summit Point, Va. Family was very important to him. He took up photography and used it at his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities, which he never missed.

Marc touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with over his very long life and he will be sorely missed by all.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Monday, April 15, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Father Greg Chervenak officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.

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