Ann Marie Weir, 93, passed away on February 3, 2018 at her home in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut on October 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Anne (Swartz) Eastman.
Ann was a graduate of Central High School in Washington, D.C. and then the Katharine Gibbs School in New York, N.Y. She worked at the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. as an executive secretary. In 1951, Ann married Edgar V. Weir in Washington, D.C. and then settled in Butler. Over the years, she held numerous leadership positions in Butler County service organizations and clubs, including the Knoch High School Scholarship Board, GFWC Intermediate League, YWCA and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In DAR, she served as General Richard Butler Chapter Regent, Pennsylvania State Regent and later as a national officer, Historian General.
A major portion of Ann’s life was devoted to relationships and activities that enriched the lives of others. She supported her children’s scouting activities, never missed their school activities and derived great joy from their life accomplishments. Ann loved to follow the exploits of her grand- and great-grandchildren. She had a passion for writing letters and sending cards to family and friends, and even her children’s friends. Ann enjoyed welcoming guests to her home, often hosting luncheons for many of the organizations she was involved with throughout the years.
She is survived by her son, Edgar (Shelley) Weir, Jr. of Richardson, TX; two daughters, Rebecca A. “Becky” Weir (Alan Goodman) of Silver Spring, MD, and Mary Ellen (Tom) Gallagher of Apple Valley, MN; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and niece, Laure (Matthew) Cousineau.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, and her sister Laura “Lee” Carpentier.
Friends of Ann Weir will be received February 16, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Streetin Butler.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Gibbs of CrossWay Church officiating.
A private burial will take place in the Brownsdale Cemetery.
A reception for friends and relatives celebrating Ann’s life will follow the service and be held at the Hardwood Cafe, 646 Pittsburgh Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Tamassee DAR School, P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com