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WEIS, Edwin N.

WEIS - Edwin N. Age 86, of Hyde Park and formerly of Buffalo, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Most recently, Mr. Weis had been residing at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Hyde Park. Edwin was an Inspector for the General Motors Corp. in Tonawanda, NY for over thirty years. His first love was baseball. In his youth, he played for Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Lafayette High School. He went on to play class B baseball, where he pitched a no hitter and struck out 15 batters in one game. He later coached little league baseball. Born in Buffalo on December 3, 1924, he was the son of the late Edward and Marie Dolon Weis. He is survived by his son, William Weis (Nancy) of Grand Island; daughter, Susan Tortarella (George) of Hyde Park; five grandchildren, Jonathan and Jason Weis, Jennifer Loder, and George and Troy Tortarella; brother, Clarence Weis of Kenmore, NY; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his companion of over 27 years, Jeanette LeGrand, on January 17, 2011. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 Pm, Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Friday, August 26 at Regina Coeli Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2678 South Rd., Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. To send a condolence or for directions, please visit

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