Harry Elvin Weir

March 13, 1924 - July 30, 2013

03/13/1924 - 07/30/2013

Obituary for:
Harry Elvin Weir
Age: 89

Harry Elvin Weir, 89 of East Liverpool, Ohio died on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Weirton medical Center. He was born in Madison Township, Ohio on March 13, 1924 and was a son of the late John Calvin and Lois Orena Dailey Weir.

Living his entire life in this area, he worked as a crane operator at SH Bell Co. until his retirement in 1988. For many years, he was the greens keeper at Cedar Hills Golf Course. Mr. Weir was a 1942 graduate of East Liverpool High School, attended the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church and served during World War II in the US Army Air Corp as a tailgunner on a B-17. While serving he was wounded and received a Purple Heart. Always the farmer at heart, he enjoyed his garden.

His wife, Ruth Hopper Weir, whom he married on October 15, 1945 survived his at home.

Also surviving him are his three sons: John Weir and his wife Candice of Charlotte, NC, Tommy Weir and his wife Beth of East Liverpool, OH and Paul Weir and his wife Michele of Memphis, TN; his two daughters: Marjorie Seckman and her husband Daryl of East Liverpool, OH and Beth Ann Wavrek and her husband David of Salt Lake City, UT; one sister: Velma Plate of Wellsville, OH as well as six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother: John E. Weir.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Vel Vais of the church officiating.

Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6-9PM

Memorial Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

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Deb Johnson
8 years ago

Christina – so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. It sounds like he was a wonderful man and I am sure will be missed. I will hold you and your family in my prayers. Your Co-worker – Deb

Gregg Buis
8 years ago

Christina, my thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your grandfather. If you need anything let me know.

Mel Creeley
8 years ago


My thoughts and prayers are with you and Marjorie at the loss of her father. I hope all else is going well for you especially as grandparents.


Bob and Helen Wolf
8 years ago

Dear Ruth and family. So sorry to hear of Elvin’s death. We were in EL on the 21st and attended First EP and knew he was sick then. We have lots of good memories of all you and send our love.

Carol Goings co-worker
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear your Grandfather has passed. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Mary and Larry Cross
8 years ago

Marjorie, Andrea and family:

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of Harry Elvin Weir give you peace, comfort and strength…

Harry Elvin Weir is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Georgianne Casto Long
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with Elvin’s family at this sad time. Our memories of over 70 years of Elvin and Ruthie, their love-filled,spirit-filled home will remain in our hearts and memory books forever.

Dr. John M. Lorah
8 years ago


I just heard a few minutes ago about Elvin. I’m so sorry for your loss. He never said all that much, but I always admired the love that you and Elvin showed for each other every day.

I’m thinking of you and your family in this time and praying that God will be with you and comfort you.



Laura Melby
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss Christina. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill, Christine and Adam Leheny
8 years ago

We cannot begin to say how much we will miss seeing Elvin but do know that we will meet again. With much love,

Gretchen and Michael Simpson
8 years ago

Words simply cannot express how much we miss Grandad already…