Arthur J. Weir “Art” passed away on January 5, 2021, at The Villages Hospital, in Sumter Country Florida. He was 79 years old.
Arthur J. Weir “Art” was born at his St. Mary’s Avenue home in Branchdale, Pa. on September 20, 1941.
Art was preceded in death by his parents Arthur E. & Helen (Brown) Weir; his Aunt Ruth (Weir) Puches, all of Branchdale, Pa. and his brother William J. Weir of Merritt Island, FL.
Arthur “Art” is survived by his loving blended family: his wife of 30 wonderful years, Carolyn (Yorgensen) Weir; his daughter: Susan Weir Moody, and granddaughter: Ashlyn Moody, Sandy Springs, Ga; his son: Richard J. Weir, Summerville, Ga; Nephew: Russell Weir, Merritt Island, FL; Nieces: Brenda (Donnie) Cook and Karen (Tom) Englert; Stepchildren: Joy (Barry) Beeler, Independence, Mo; Rick Yorgensen, Tavares, FL; Karen (Doug) Collura, Lake Worth, FL; (step grandchildren): Christopher and Travis Collura; Josh Beeler, Crystal Beeler and step great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service was held by family on February 19, 2021 at Bushnell Military Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
God, Country & Family:
Art graduated from Nativity B.V.M. High School in 1959, that July he enlisted into the United States Air Force and was Honorably Discharged in 1964. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Special Ops, 839th Air Base Group, and Longevity Service Awards. In 1976, Art returned to the United States Airforce to serve in Reserve duty for 25 years, in the 482nd Civil Engineering Squadron at Homestead Air Force Base retiring in 2001, ranking as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was part of PRIME BEEF, a Prime Base Engineering Emergency Force, the division for specialized civil engineers prepared for emergency readiness.
After his initial Air Force service, Art moved to West Palm Beach, Florida living with his best friend Johnny and his wife Erlene. He worked in their boat shop and cleaned pools in the Town of Palm Beach.
Art had a long standing career with the City of West Palm Beach, retiring after 31 years of hard work and dedication as the Assistant Chief Operator of the West Palm Beach Water Treatment Plant. When not actively serving in Reserve duty, he often was found volunteering with the local Ham Radio repeater groups to provide emergency communication response for public events around the Palm Beach County area. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling across the country in their RV with their S.M.A.R.T group, annually traveling to Albuquerque, NM for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Also traveling to Germany and fishing in Alaska. Art enjoyed hobbies of Ham Radio, fishing and hunting back home in Branchdale, Pennsylvania with his buddies at the Muddy Creek Sportsman Club. He was actively involved in the local groups in The Villages, FL such as Amateur Radio ARRL of The Villages and American Legion Post 347.
Art was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Carolyn, of 30 years; a dedicated father to his children and step-children alike. Art was known for taking care of friends behind the scenes without recognition. He has touched so many lives in all of the communities and groups he belonged to. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.