Edith Weigel

March 4, 1926February 19, 2019

Edith Pauline (Preston) Weigel, 92, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Born March 4, 1926 in New Brighton, Pa, she was a daughter of the late George and Gladys (Sarver) Preston and was a lifelong resident of the community. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Rochester. Edith enjoyed bird watching, gardening, cooking, and baking. She also liked making floral arrangements and helping her husband reupholster furniture by sewing. She was always busy.

Left behind to cherish her memory includes her daughters, Donna Watson, of New York, and Edith (Alan) Thomas, of Kittanning, Pa; grandson, J. Quent (Andrea) Weigel, of New York; granddaughters, Michele Herdt, PhD., of New York, and Jennifer (Robert) Bellas, of Kittanning, Pa; grandson, Thomas Hartman, of Texas; great-grandchildren, Michael Losavio, of New York, Preston, Payton, and Porter Bellas, of Kittanning, Pa, and Carter Weigel, of New York; sister, Brittie Wise, of Oregon; brothers, Earl Preston, of New Brighton, and Elmer Preston, of Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Donald Weigel, who passed away February 28, 2013; daughter, Connie Weigel, who passed away January 17, 2017; sister, Marian Bailes; and brother, George Preston.

Friends will be received on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following at 4 p.m. at Saul-Gabauer Funeral Home, Inc., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Edith’s honor to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Broadhead Rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001 or the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr. Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 24, 2019

Edith Weigel

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Bob Sinopoli

March 2, 2019


Although I personally did not know your mother, she must have been a wonderful person to have raised a great person such as youself. Please accept all my prayers and condolences for your lose.

With sympathy
Bob Sinopoli


February 25, 2019

Dear Family, I have many fond memories of Edie and her wonderful family during my 28 years as her pastor. Edie and Don were key members of First Baptist, Rochester and were leaders of the nativity scene, the making of pew cushions, bringing out the original woodwork and many other things. They were ever faithful in all they did. I enjoyed my visits with her mother who was quite a character. Don and Edie made a great team and were wonderful parents and grandparents. Eight months ago I moved to North Carolina to be near my family as I aged-my 3 children and 3 of my 5 grandchildren live in NC. Two grandsons are still in PA. My love and prayers and blessings are with you
My love and prayers are with you. Pastor Ed Heist