OBITUARY

David Wright Weidenkopf

June 29, 1926October 8, 2012

Captain David Wright Weidenkopf, USNR of Cleveland, Ohio, died October 8, 2012 at age 86, in Hilton Head, South Carolina following a brave fight. He had a distinguished naval career; graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1951. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Brenholts Weidenkopf, his son, Thomas Wright (Rebecca Charvat), his daughter, Susan Weidenkopf Livingston, and his grandchildren, Claire Livingston, Jackson and Sam Weidenkopf, his sister Adele Weidenkopf Kayser, nieces Alysun Mead and Wendy Leslie, is preceded in death by his brother, Alan Weidenkopf. He was a devoted husband and father, and he loved his family dearly. He will be greatly missed. Visitation hours will be Friday, October 12th 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at CATAVOLOS-BERRY FUNERAL HOME, 23040 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, October 13th, 11:00 a.m., at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 18001 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio (Please meet at Church). Military Honors Interment immediately following at Lakewood Park Cemetery, 22025 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in David's name, to The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, 12201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44106. Online tributes and condolences may be viewed and expressed at: catavolosberryfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 13, 2012
REMEMBERING

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colin lively

July 30, 2013

joyce was one of my very first clients.. i remember all the weidenkopfs quite well... i may have given the kids their first haircuts... sad to hear of david's passing

Richard Biederman

November 19, 2012

Dear Joyc
We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We have fond memories of our "51" reunions. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Dick and Barbara Biederman (Lexington, MA)

Phil Ardussi

October 17, 2012

Joyce, Annie and I want you to know that we will miss Dave. He was part of a generation we will never see again and we admire, respect, and love you and Dave for your examples. God bless you.

October 14, 2012

Dear Joyce and family, Judy and I were very saddened to learned of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We shared many fun times together with you two at the various Naval Reserve Association social functions-the Blue Angles receptions,the Halloween Parties, and the annual dinner dances. Dave was the commanding officer of our Naval Reserve unit, a real gentleman and a great mentor. I will always be thankful for his friendship,guidance, and support. God Bless.
Judy and Pete Richards(Cleveland,Ohio)

October 14, 2012

Dear Joyce and family, Judy and I were very saddened to learned of Dave's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We shared many fun times together with you two at the various Naval Reserve Association functions-the Blue Angels receptions,the Halloween Parties, and the annual dinner dances. Dave was the commanding officer of our Naval Reserve unit, a real gentleman and a great mentor. I will always be thankful for his friendship,guidance, and support. God Bless.
Judy and Pete Richards(Cleveland,Ohio)

Karen Kelley

October 14, 2012

Dear Joyce, Sue and Tom:

Dave will be missed by all of us here in Hilton Head. From being a great neighbor, a great friend and even a great "stand-in Grandad " for Kristen, it was always nice to be around him. It won't be the same here without Dave. May He and "Stanley" rest in peace! Much Love,
Karen, Bill and Kristen

Deb Vandrasik

October 13, 2012

Joyce, Brad and I were very moved and honored to be a part of this morning's service. We have missed David's voice this last several years, and his absence will be felt even more dearly now. We both remember him fondly. We are wishing you our best. Deb Vandrasik

Dale and Debby Young

October 13, 2012

Dear Joyce, Susie and Tom,

We would have loved to pay our respects in person, but missed the notice. We will remember our fellow Hermit chorister and actor for his many years of fellowship at The Hermit Club. We've missed you both, Joyce, since you moved, and hope to see you when you may be visiting Susie's family.

Our sincere condolences,

Dale and Debby Young

Jennifer Jungmann

October 12, 2012

I have cherished memories of Mr. Weidenkopf singing in his quartet at Clifton Beach sunsets.
My condolences to you family,
Jennifer (Maugans) Jungmann

October 12, 2012

Dear Joyce,We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. David was a very vital person who enjoyed life and shared his happiness with his many friends. We recall the good times we shared with you and David. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. May you be comforted. Nancy and Don Junglas