George F. Weick, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday in his home. He was 83.
Born in Buffalo, he graduated from Bennett High School in 1940. He went on to graduate from Cornell University in 1944 with a bachelor's of science in agricultural economics. While at Cornell, he was in the ROTC and sang in the Sage Chapel Choir. He worked his way through college at Beta Theta Pi fraternity, which made him an honorary member. After graduation, he worked for the GLF in Knowlesville and Medina.
While in Medina he married Pauline A. Lytle in 1948. The family moved to Tonawanda in 1953, and in 1957 Mr. Weick began working for Cramer Hardware in North Tonawanda, which later became Cramer Industrial Supplies, and is currently the Industrial Distribution Group, now located in Tonawanda. Mr. Weick worked at Cramer's for 27 years, retiring as store manager in 1984.
Mr. Weick was a member of Brighton Community Church in Tonawanda, where he sang tenor in the adult choir for more than 20 years, and served the church in several capacities. He bowled in the Green Acres Men's League for many years. He also served as the league's secretary/treasurer for several years. He served on the Troop Committee of Boy Scout Troop 136 and helped provide transportation for many troop campouts and other activities.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Raymond of Tonawanda and George Jr. of Nacogdoches, Texas; a daughter, Kathleen Brown of Williamsville; a sister, Betty Carleton of Williamsville; a brother, John of Tonawanda; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brighton Community Church, 1225 Brighton Road, Tonawanda.