FRIENDSHIP-Loren A. Weir, 37, of 12 Elmwood Ave. Died Tuesday (May 1, 1979) in his home. Bom December 25, 1941 in Cuba, he was a son of Leon and Mabie T. Thompson Weir. On July 7, 1967 in Friendship he married the former Lia Olesky, who survives.

Mr. Weir had been a life time resident of the Friendship area and for the past 12 years had been employed as a master pattern maker for Gardiner Pattern Works of Wellsville. For a number of years he had been employed as a custodian for the Ceramic College of the University of Alfred.

He was an antique automobile buff and a steam engine enthusiast. Mr. Weir attended the United Methodist Church of Friendship; was a member of Allegany Lodge 225 F&AM; an d a member of the National Antique Automobile Club of America.

Surviving besides his widow, are a step-daughter, Sondra Hunyady; two stepsons, Scott Hunyady and Mickey Hunyady, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Velma Hills of Clearwater, Fla.; three brothers, Roger Weir of Huntington, W. Va.;Nathan Weir of Portville, and Donald Weir of Friendship; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 50 E. Main St., Friendship, today from 8 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday (May 4, 1979) at 2 p.m. The Rev. Cornelius C, DeGroat, pastor of United Church of Friendship, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.

Memorials may be made to a special fund for the building of a Museum to place all things made or manufactured in Friendship.


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