William E. "Bill" Weaver, 91, Altoona, died Sunday morning at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Mayberry Edward and Mary Geneva (Hartz) Weaver. He was twice married, first to Betty LaVerne Dodson on Oct. 2, 1942; she preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1993. He then married Barbara A. Bloom on Jan. 18, 1996.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara; three daughters: Lynda L. Hammel of Reno, Nev., Carol J. Hinkle of Hanover and Deborah J. Bernhart and husband, John R., of Hollidaysburg; three grandchildren: Kenneth A. Hinkle III of Atlanta, Melissa J. Hinkle of Northampton and Melanie E. Hinton and husband, Stephen, of Alexandria, Va.; two great-grandchildren: Eric R. Hinkle and MacKenzie E. Hinton; and a cousin, Isabelle Murphy of Bellemead.
Bill was a 1939 graduate of Altoona High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, attaining the rank of corporal and receiving the Purple Heart and Good Conduct medals. He retired as a driver from the Altoona Fire Department and then was employed as a bus driver for the Altoona Area School District, retiring in 1996.
Bill was a member of First Church of the Brethren, where he served for many years as a trustee and head trustee. He was a life member and past commander of the former James L. Noble VFW Post 3 and was also a member of Duncansville VFW Post 8724. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Cootie and Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion, Blair County Salon 8 et 40, Girl Scouts of America and Roosevelt Junior High School Band Parents.
He was an avid sports fan and officiated for local baseball, basketball and football. He played basketball for the Sons of the Legion during the war and afterward played for the American Legion.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be made at Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Cantina Fund, P.O. Box 319, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.