Hello to everyone that has posted here, paying respects to my Uncle (Bud) Noel. It has been really nice to see the positive impact he had on so many people, reading this forum and others.
There had been information posted about a service for him, but I want to pass along confirmed details, as the starting time has changed slightly. My brothers and I are trying to get the word out.
The service will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, September 21. The location will be at Hillside Cemetery, 76 Walnut St, Torrington, CT. Because the time of the service is earlier, we request help spreading the word if you know anyone that is planning to attend.
My Mom, Noel's sister, prepared an obituary that we'd like to share:
Noel Sterling Weaver, Jr 82, of Ft. Lauderdale Florida died on May 20, 2019 after a brief illness. Known to his family as “Bud”, he was the son of Noel Sterling Weaver and Dorris Becker Weaver. He was born in Torrington in 1936 and graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT. Upon graduation, he spent his entire working life as a Fireman and then Engineer with the New Haven RR, Penn Central, Amtrak, and Conrail. He retired as the top engineer in New England. after nearly 40 year of dedicated service. He was a highly respected railroad historian with contacts throughout the United States. With God’s love may he rest in peace. He is survived by his sister Serita W. Eisenbies, of Lincoln MA, three nephews, Chris, Mark, and Stephen and their families.
Again, my mother, brothers, and I appreciate the kind words about my uncle. I think fondly of the many times he took me trainspotting as a young boy, and often think about him when I see or hear a train pass by.