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Paul C. Weaver, senior partner at Buffalo law firm

Paul C. Weaver, senior partner at Buffalo law firm

March 5, 1937 – Oct. 26, 2013

Paul C. Weaver, a senior partner at the Buffalo law firm Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, died Saturday after a lengthy illness. He was 76.

Born in Buffalo, he attended Bishop Timon High School and was a 1958 graduate of Canisius College, where he was a member of the DiGamma Honor Society. In 1961, he graduated from the University of Buffalo Law School, where he was a member of the Bisonhead Honor Society and president of the Student Bar Association.

After law school, he served for two years in the Army as an infantry officer, attaining the rank of captain and receiving the Army Commendation Medal.

Mr. Weaver was admitted to the practice of law in December 1961 and joined Jaeckle Fleischmann. Specializing in business and corporate law, he became a partner in 1969. He was a past president of the Erie County Bar Association.

He was a past president of Wanakah Country Club and a member of the Buffalo Club. He was a former director and vice chairman of Mercy Flight and a member of the executive board of the Greater Buffalo Partnership.

Mr. Weaver was a Hilbert College trustee from 1982 to 2002 and chairman of the board from 1990 to 1998.

Hilbert honored him with its Distinguished Person of the Year Award in 1995. In 2006, he received the Daily Record’s Leaders in Law Award.

A member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hamburg, Mr. Weaver taught religious education classes and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years.

A golf enthusiast, he was captain of championship teams at Timon High School and Canisius College. He scored four holes-in-one.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Norma Swain Weaver; two sons, Brian P. and Bradley C.; three daughters, Mary Curre, Lisa Padovani and Christin; and a sister, Janet Robinson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Peter & Paul Church, 66 E. Main St., Hamburg.

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