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Leon David Weaver, former director of manufacturing for Scott Aviation and believed to be the first man to build ranch-style homes in the East, died Aug. 15, 2001, at his home in St. Augustine, Fla.

Weaver, 85, was born in Clarence and lived in Akron, where he was active in the local historical society and the Lions Club.

A graduate of Drake University, he was known as a Renaissance man, a musician, artist, teacher, engineer and designer.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille; a daughter, Lynne Bush of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sisters, Marion Harfman of California and Doris Neff of Union City, Ga.; a brother, Paul of Slocomb, Ala.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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