From Damian Ludwiczak
From Anita Antonio
Michael J. Weaver Jr., 41, of 111 Sugar Cane Dr., Boardman, Ohio, formerly of New Castle, died the afternoon of September 24 in Jameson Hospital.
Born October 26, 1966, in New Castle, he was the son of Michael J. Weaver Sr. and the late Patricia Sniezek Weaver. His mother preceded him in death on November 2, 1966.
He married the former Maria J. Antonio. They were married for 6 years, she survives.
Michael worked for the Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Center for 5 years as a case worker and case manager. He also worked for White Deer Run in New Castle as a Counselor for 5 years.
Michael graduated from Neshannock High School and obtained his bacholors degree from Youngstown State University. Michael enjoyed watching the Steelers, and going hunting and fishing. He loved his dog Raven and taking vacations to the ocean with his family.
In addition to his wife Maria, survivors include his father and step-mother Cecilia Weaver of Boardman, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Courtney M. DiGiorgi of Hubbard, Ohio; a sister, Kristin M. Daniels of Cranberry, Pa.; and two nieces, Meghan and Kathryn Daniels both of Cranberry, Pa.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Alice Sniezek and paternal grandparents, George and Jane Weaver.
Visitation for family and friends will are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept 26, at the Noga Funeral Home, Inc., 1142 S. Mill St.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 27, for St. Camillus Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.. The Very Rev. Philip Farrell, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in S.S. Phillip & James Cemetery.
We are all saddened at Mike's passing. We will miss him and his sense of humor. Our condolences and prayers are with you.
I am soo saddened by Mike's passing. I had just reconnected with him via e-mail after working with him as a drug and alcohol counselor at DACTS 10 years ago in New Castle.
He had such a zest for life and a great sense of humor. He always made me laugh. I truly enjoyed working with him and recently reconnecting with him.
I will keep Mike and all of his loved ones in my closest thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathy,
To my best friend and buddy. We had such great times together starting at the ripe old age of 5. We have shared so many adventures and fun times that I could be writing for hours to describe all of them. I have been truly blessed. Our recent camping trips were such good and relaxing times. I looked forward to our campfires and sharing our thoughts and life stories. Although we both grew older, we never, ever grew apart. I have always felt comfortable around you and always welcome. I was very lucky to have a friend that stayed so close even as we got older and that is a very precious gift. You were a brother to me, you will be deeply missed. Until we meet again old friend, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss you. You were such a wonderful and special one of a kind person. God Bless you! With Love and your friend forever, Damian
Mike and I worked together at White Deer Run and then still had routine contact when he moved on to LCDAC. I could hardly believe it when I received the news this morning. I have a lot of fond memories of Mike from sharing our frustrations together to laughing about our dogs or our families or where to get the best Polish food or about the calendar choices for the office. I will smile every time I think about the mustaches he would draw on the dog calendar I hung in the front office...although it drove me crazy at the time! Mike was a great person and he will be missed. With deepest sympathy, Jane
Michael was my dear friend and co worker. We enjoyed so many great and wonderful times working together both in and out of work. He was always happy, upbeat, positive, and full of life and laughs. He meant more to me than he probably knew as I adored him and cherished our friendship. He was truly one of my most favorite people in the entire world. He taught us all about what is truly important in life and that was family and friends. He adored his wife and family. Our office will never be the same without him. I will miss my friend and feel blessed that he was part of my life. It was an honor to know Mike.
We are deeply saddened by Michael's passing. My husband, who is director of juvenile probation, knew Michael through their jobs and had such a respect and admiration for him. He just spoke with him during the Catholic Charities breakfast the other morning. I graduated with Michael from Neshannock and he was such a nice guy. We went to Sunday School together at St. Camillus and all through elementary and high school. He was always friendly and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Mike at LCDAC. Mike was an inspiration because he was "genuine". He always talked of the love he had for his family especialyy for his wife Maria. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a way about him that if you were fortunate to have Mike in your life you will will never forget him. Mike we all want you to know that yes...... we will always have the Weaver fever!!!!
Words alone cannot say how deeply saddened I am with the passing of Mike. He made such a great impact on so many people's lives. He was someone that no matter what was going on in your life he would be there to put the smile back on your face. I feel truly honored and blessed to have been able to call him a "Friend". Til we meet again "My Friend"
Dear Maria, the "Chief" will be deeply missed. We will miss the timeout calls and texts while the Steelers are losing or winning, and the late night texts, "just to say I was thinking about you" from Michael. He was truly a joyous addition to our California Family (CA Family). We love you dearly.
We are so sad to hear about the loss of Mike..who we will always known to us as "Ducky". We've known Ducky since his early days at YSU and he's been a wonderful friend since. There are so many stories we can tell about Ducky that will just make you smile all day. I think he had that effect on everyone. You couldn't be in a bad mood around Ducky. He couldn't help but to make you laugh. We will treasure all our memories of him. In his departure he has taught us a valuable lesson. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Love your family and friends today! Ducky we will miss you!
Until we meet again. In Christ, Chris and Amy Watson
I knew Michael as a coworker and friend for about 10 years. The two things that stand out in my mind the most is that he never changed who is was or what he stood for in that decade; that is something special. Also, Mike always made work just a little bit fun if not some days a lot fun. It was an honor to know him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and other friends.
Dear Maria and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you . Michael was a great man, everytime I saw him, he always made me laugh. He will be sadly missed. All our love ~ Amy & Gregory
I worked with Michael these past three years, but it seemed like I had known him so much longer. He was a joy to be around. Even now as I think of him I smile. Our office will never be the same because there is no other Michael. He loved life and shared that love with all of us. He called me his "office mom". I have two wonderful sons and would have been proud to have Michael as a son as well. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. He will continue to be part of our lives even in death as he is truly unforgettable. Be at peace Michael and know how much you were loved.
I am so saddened by the news of Michael's death. I am continuing to lift up his family in my prayers. I send love and prayers for God's healing peace and comfort at this very very difficult and heartbreaking time. Please know that I grieve along with you. My deepest sincerest sympathy to Michael's wife, Aunt Ceil and Uncle Mike, and Kristin and her family.
Leah, Mark and family
I will miss you chief, you will always be my "little" brother.