Norman Lee Weaver, Obituary


Norman Lee Weaver, of both Centermoreland, PA and Carrboro, NC, died on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 80 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents Corey Ellis Weaver and Verna May Weaver (Wall), 6 half brothers and sisters, and 2 brothers. He is survived by his sister Alta Kubick (Weaver), his children Deb Vacca (Weaver) and Norm Weaver, their spouses Jeff Vacca and Jennifer Weaver (Floyd), and his grandchildren Emma, Alex, Deric, and Derin Vacca, and Owen and Finley Weaver, and many nieces and nephews.

Norm was not originally very interested in school. All he ever wanted to be, as a young man, was a farmer. While in high school, he purchased the very first gas powered tractor that was used on the family farm. In order to support his income he took a job with a local surveyor, who gave him a glimpse into what was possible, if he continued his education. He earned an Associate in Engineering with a major in Surveying Technology and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, both from Penn State University. He earned his Professional Engineering license in multiple states and worked as a Civil Engineer for more than 25 years before he returned to his roots, on the family farm in PA. In his retirement years, he cherished his time on the farm where he raised a small herd of cattle. The animals were his pets, they had names, and he always had a favorite, usually the runt or the one who the other animals picked on. He was even in the garlic business for a few years with his best friend, Kenny Rought, from high school. They had a life-long friendship that Norm cherished very much.

Norm often said that he didn’t like people, but he sure could talk your ear off! There were no quick conversations with him. He was pretty good about keeping his opinion to himself, unless you asked him; and then, you can be certain that he would tell you, without hesitation, how he really felt about it. When his daughter, Deb (or Sis as he always called her) was in college, she sometimes dreaded her Sunday night calls with her dad, because she was certain that he remembered what tests she had had and would ask her how she had done on them. Those weekly calls continued whenever they did not live in the same town. Deb will miss those calls, she will miss his listening ear, his sage advice when she asked for it, and how they solved all the world’s problems during their long weekly calls.

A Celebration of Life will be held in NC on Feb 25, 2023 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. (2016 Mt Carmel Church Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517)

Norm’s ashes will be interred at Marsh Cemetery, in Centermoreland, PA, on June 3, 2023, at 10:00 am, followed by a Celebration of Life at the North Moreland Fire hall. (1618 Demunds Rd, Dallas, PA) A tree will also be planted on the family farm in his memory.

In lieu of flowers, if you are so inclined, please make donations in Norm’s name, to the International Essential Tremor Foundation. Norm suffered from tremors that worsened over the years. The tremors prevented him from maintaining a journal as he had done for many years, made it so that he could not “tinker” on Ethel, the jeep, and eventually made it so that he found it hard to feed himself. This was very frustrating and hard on his pride; and we know that he wishes someone had a solution and would be grateful for any research and development in finding a cure. ( 

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