Larry Weaver

February 15th

Larry Weaver, 85, of Syracuse, passed away on February 13, 2023 at Paddock Springs in Warsaw.  He was born on July 8, 1937 in Mishawaka, IN to Carlyle & Glada (Hartman) Weaver.  He was voted into the Syracuse Fire Department on June 2, 1960 and he was still actively present within the department.  He served as Fire Chief in 1974, 75, & 77.  He was named Firefighter Association Life Member 2010.  He served on the Civil Defense, having been one of the original members.  He operated his Tree Service from 1955 until 2022.  He worked for Syracuse Rubber for 43 years.  He was a longtime Mason, having earned Entered Apprentice on October 26, 1964, his Fellow-craft on November 23, 1964, and Master Mason on January 25, 1965.  He was also a Cattle Farmer since 1981.  He earned the honors of Syracuse Firefighter of the year in 2018, and County Firefighter of the year in 2019. He was a charter member of the Sons of the American Legion in Syracuse.   Larry is survived by his wife of 58 years – Carolyn Weaver.  Children – Larry D. (Tracey) Weaver Jr. Janet R. (John – Deceased) Christian, William K. (Shonda) Weaver, Allen J. (Shelly) Weaver.  15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren.  2 sisters – Kay Cory, & Jo Ann Harris.  He was preceded by his brother Richard A. “Dick” Weaver.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 2-7 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  A Masonic service will be held at 7 PM.  Services will be held on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Turkey Creek Township Fire Territory, or to Kosciusko Lodge 418 F&AM.

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