Melvin Edwin Weaver
August 15, 1922 – May 12, 2020
Melvin E. Weaver (97) of Pickerington, Ohio, passed away May 12, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. He was born August 15, 1922 in Etna, Ohio to the late Arthur and Minnie Weaver and had one older brother, the late Nelson Weaver. Melvin was a proud U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II as a pilot. Melvin then worked for the U.S. Postal Service where he retired, and began working for the Franklin County Probate Court in various capacities.
Dorothy and Melvin were faithful members of Brookwood Presbyterian Church in Bexley, Peace United Methodist Church, and most recently Violet Baptist Church, both in Pickerington.
Throughout his life, Melvin volunteered for various organizations. One of his favorite volunteer jobs was driving the youth bus for Brookwood Presbyterian Church. He ushered for OSU Football games for many years, and delivered blood for the American Red Cross all over the state of Ohio. Another favorite activity was volunteering at the annual Shrine Circus.
Melvin enjoyed participating in various organizations including weekly chess matches at the Bexley Jewish Center and card games at both the Reynoldsburg and Pickerington Senior Centers. As an avid photographer, Melvin was known at many Central Ohio camera shops and had an extensive camera collection, many of which were antiques. This was perhaps his most satisfying pursuit. After Melvin's retirement from the Probate Court, he and Dorothy, both coming from a modest upbringing in rural Ohio, amazingly were able to travel the world visiting 72 countries, including 3 trips to London and 4 to Paris, where they enjoyed both the culture and food. They were particularly intrigued by the culture in India.
Melvin did love his family, and left them a legacy of learning to work hard and have faith in God and salvation through Jesus Christ, in whose presence he will forever reside, experiencing peace and joy.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years Dorothy Weaver of Pickerington, Ohio; children Linda (Tom) Schoener of Pickerington, Ohio, Craig (Melody) Weaver of Pickerington, Ohio, and Roger (Cindy) Weaver of Baltimore, Ohio; grandchildren Jennifer (Francis) Deck of Baltimore, Ohio, Matthew (Amanda) ) Nofzinger of Grove City, Ohio, Brittany (Brandon) West of Wheatland, Wyoming, Scott Weaver of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Christina (Ralph) Likens of Columbus Ohio, Dylan (Laura) Weaver of Gahanna, Ohio, Dustin (Samantha) Weaver of Obetz, Ohio, and Grace Weaver of Baltimore, Ohio; great-grandchildren Hannah, Joshua, and Joanna, Rigel, Adeline, and Flynn; nephew Gary Weaver; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. Melvin is preceded in passing by his son Bruce (Tonda) Weaver. Private funeral services will be held at Kauber- Fraley Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held at Pataskala Cemetery.
Melvin Edwin Weaver
May 20, 2020
It was my pleasure to sit behind Melvin and Dorothy for several years at Violet. They were such a sweet older couple who are voices joined in song on singing praises to our Lord together. As things became a little more crowded, I started sitting with them. I loved my conversations with Dorothy of how their week had gone. I actually felt a little protective of them, wanting to make sure they had a seat that was easily accessible for them, not having to crawl over others. They were a great reminder to all of us to stay faithful to the end. We send our sincere condolences to Dorothy and other family members. Hugs from Shreveport, Louisiana. Suzann and Mike Hammond.
May 20, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Weaver Family. Mel ( and Dorothy) were/are precious church family to us. We looked forward to our bear hugs every Sunday. About 6 weeks ago, we were blessed to spend some time with Mel. This time will be cherished and etched in our hearts forever. Until we see you again, precious one, may you rejoice in heaven. Prayers for Dorothy and the rest of the Weaver family.
May 20, 2020
Mrs. Weaver, Tonda, Christina, Ralph, and family, You have our love and sympathy at this time of great loss. You are so blessed with a legacy of faith and service! Please be assured of our prayers for all of you. May God hold you in his arms and give you comfort as only he is able to do.
Rich and Karla Kensey,
Friends of Tonda and Bruce
May 18, 2020
Sorry for your loss I will keep you in my prayers and think of you everyday
Love tonda weaver
May 17, 2020
I remember meeting the Weavers at a potluck dinner in March, 1957 in the Brookwood Presbyterian Church Hall. Bruce, Linda, and I were 4, 3, and 4. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver, Bruce, and Linda joined my circle of friends right then on the spot. (Later, of course, Craig and Roger kept it growing.) They lived just 2 doors away and Mr. & Mrs. Weaver’s welcome mat was always out. They, my parents, and others carpooled us kids to school, Scouts, day camp, the pool, Pumpkin Show, Metro Parks, and dozens more destinations over the years. When I learned Mr. Weaver was in the Navy during WWII I parroted, “Join the Navy, see the world” to which Mr. Weaver responded, “... through a porthole!” Mr. Weaver was among my favorite Sunday School teachers during some of my obnoxious years (my appreciation was probably deservedly was unrequited, to my present embarrassment). Mr. Weaver’s career with the USPS earned him the privilege of using the Zip code of his branch office on his license plate, something nobody else’s dad could duplicate. This tribute to a truly good man whose decisions and family leadership have been a reflection of Christ, is limited to 2000 characters, but I probably have at least that many memories of Mr. Weaver, his family, and the times we shared. Now he is making new memories that we can only imagine in his new life in the Kingdom of Heaven. With love, appreciation, respect, and sympathy for all the Weaver family, both here on earth and Bruce, who crossed the finish line first. - Keith
May 16, 2020
To the Weaver Family,
My wife and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Craig and the entire Weaver family at this time. I trust that you will take comfort in the knowledge the Mr. Weaver is now in the presence of our Heavenly Father and will be for all eternity.
May 15, 2020
Not alone into the sunset but into the company of friends who have gone before him.
Gear Up Dad ! May the wind always be at your back.
Your Son, Craig
May 15, 2020
Sending our most Sincere Sympathy to the entire family on Melvin's passing. Sorry to say, had not seen him for several years. We have many memories from past years, and his folks, being our neighbor for all those years.
Cherish Your memories.
Jim & Norma Jean Weaver