A funeral service will be held Wednesday for Clarence R. “Dick” Weiser Sr. of West Middlesex. He passed away at 8:25 p.m. Friday (4-5-13) in UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh. He was 69.
Mr. Weiser was born April 14, 1943, in Sharon, a son of Albert and Dorothy Deiger Weiser.
He attended West Middlesex schools.
Dick enlisted in the Navy and served from 1961 to 1964 on the USS Essex and was stationed on one of the ships that surrounded Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Mr. Weiser was employed in the grinding yard of Sharon Steel for more than 28 years. He retired as the yard manager for the former Stupka Pontiac dealership.
Dick was an active member of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6233, West Middlesex; and Wheatland American Legion Post 432, where he served as chaplain and served proudly on the honor guard.
He coached baseball for many years and played softball and bowled in the Sharon Steel leagues.
Dick also enjoyed golfing, trout fishing and hunting, and was an avid Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan.
Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
His wife, Barbara Buczo, whom he married in 1976, passed away in 1997.
Surviving are: three daughters, Brenda Fraley, Wheatland; Dawn Spaulding and her husband Chuck, Mercer; and Christine Tucci and her husband Brad, Hermitage; four sons, Rick and his wife Amy, Farrell; Jim and his wife Kim, Wheatland; Gene and his wife Michele, with whom Dick made his home; and Richie, who is on active duty in the Navy, and his wife Jill, Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Twila Miller, Hermitage; a brother, James Weiser, Farrell; 16 grandchildren, Steven, Jason and Heather Fraley; Jacob, Nicole and Jenna Weiser; Chucky Spaulding, Tiphani Spaulding; Jordan and Colton Weiser; Shelbi Gallagher; Sheryl and Kayleigh Weiser; Tyler George, Brytney Tucci and Noah Weiser; and a great-grandchild, Aiden R. Weiser.
Dick is also survived by a special friend, Pat Rodemoyer; close friends, Bob and Fred Mosley; an aunt, Betty Weiser; a niece, Sandy Neal and her husband Tom; and a great-nephew, Jared.
He also leaves two stepdaughters, Barbara Rodgers, Sharon; and April Splitstone, Jefferson, Ohio; and three stepsons, George Budetich, Sharon; Troy Budetich, Erie; and Brett Budetich, Marienville.
In addition to his wife, Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Albert R. Weiser; a brother, Albert Weiser; and a brother-in-law, Harold Miller.
Clarence R. “Dick” Sr., 69, West Middlesex.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (4-9-13) in J. Bradley McGONIGLE Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may email condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday (4-10-13) in the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth E. Martin, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, Hermitage, officiating.
Burial: Haywood Cemetery with military honors rendered by Veterans of Foreign Wars West Middlesex Post 6233 and Wheatland American Legion Post 432.