Norman Lee Weaver, Obituary – The Local Reporter


Norman Lee Weaver of Centermoreland, PA and Carrboro, NC died Monday January 9, 2023 at the age of 80.

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), children Deb Vacca (Weaver) and Norm Weaver, their spouses Jeff Vacca and Jennifer Weaver (Floyd), and grandchildren Emma, ​​Alex, Deric and Derin Vacca, and Owen and Finley Weaver and many nieces and nephews.

Norm wasn’t originally very interested in school. As a young man he always wanted to be a farmer. While at school he bought the very first petrol powered tractor to be used on the family farm. To supplement his income, he took a job with a local surveyor who gave him a glimpse of what was possible if he continued his education. He earned an Associate in Engineering, major in Surveying, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, both from Penn State University. He earned his multi-state professional engineering license and worked as a civil engineer for more than 25 years before returning to his roots on the family farm in PA. In his retirement years he enjoyed his time on the farm raising 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 the other animals picked on. He was even in the garlic business for a few years with his high school best friend Kenny Rought. They had a lifelong friendship, which Norm cherished dearly.

Norm has said many times that he doesn’t like people, but he could steal your ear from you! There were no quick talks with him. He was pretty good at keeping his opinions to himself unless asked; and then you can be sure that he would not hesitate to tell you how he really felt about it. When his daughter Deb (or Sis, as he always called her) was in college, she sometimes dreaded the Sunday calls with her father because she was sure he’d remember her tests and ask her how she was she was gone. These weekly calls continued when they didn’t live in the same city. Deb will miss those calls, she will miss his listening ear, his wise advice when asked and how they solved all the problems in the world during their long weekly calls.

A Celebration of Life will be held on February 25, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, NC. (2016 Mt Carmel Church Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517)

Norm’s ashes will be interred at 10:00 a.m. on June 3, 2023 at Marsh Cemetery in Centermoreland, PA, 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.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the International Essential Tremor Foundation on Norm’s behalf. Norm suffered from tremors, which got worse over the years. The tremors prevented him from keeping a journal as he had done for many years, made it so that he could not “tinker” with Ethel the Jeep, and finally made it so that he had a hard time to feed yourself. This was very frustrating and hard on his pride; and we know he wishes someone had a solution and would be grateful for any research and development to find a cure. (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E207556&id=18).

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