Fort Plain, NY-Mr. Alan I. Weaver, Sr., age 68, of Fords Bush Road, (town of Minden), passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. His passing occurred on Saturday morning, April 7, 2018; he was in the presence of his loved ones.
He was born on July 29, 1949 in Little Falls, son of the late Harold H. and Greta E. (Congdon) Weaver of Little Falls and he graduated with the Fort Plain Central School, "Class of 1968". Alan furthered his education and graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an auto mechanic degree in 1970. He was united in marriage with Diane Jean Reid at the Fort Plain Lutheran Church on July 21, 1984; a loving and blessed union of 34 years, but overall a relationship lasting nearly 40 years. His last professional employment was for over 20 years of dedicated service with Burrows Paper Mill and then Twin Rivers, as a mechanic, where he was currently working.
Alan was a car/Ford enthusiast and followed through with his hobby for many years as a mechanic. He cherished his 1917 Model-T and attended numerous local parades and drove for the grand marshal for the Little Falls Canal Days parade. He accumulated many awards for his work on his Model T throughout the years and numerous trophies. He was also a antique collector of coins and local history items. There was not an auction he would not attend or not like. Above all else, he enjoyed every moment he spent with his loved ones, especially his grandchildren. His smile could light up a room and he was the life of the party. Alan will be dearly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Survivors include his loving and devoted family; his wife, Diane at home; his mother, Greta E. Weaver of Little Falls; his children, Brian Weaver and partner, Wendy Iamele of Herkimer, Cory Mykel and husband Jamie of Ft. Plain, Alan I. Weaver, Jr., of Ft. Plain and Tammy Benson and husband William of Ft. Plain; step son, Daniel Reid and wife Tanya of Fort Plain; siblings, Joanne Weaver of Little Falls, Harold Weaver and wife Elaina of Little Falls, Mark Weaver and wife Tina of Little Falls; fifteen cherished grandchildren, Kayla, Matthew, Chynna, Halie, Zoe, Kierra, Ciera, Abigail, Zachary, Tyler, Adrian, Ethan, Nathan, Evan, and Addison; three great grandchildren, Caiden, Rilynn and Kinsley; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold H. Weaver and brother, David H. Weaver.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation at Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations (Alan's Model T will be out front), 7507 State Route 5 (town of Manheim), between St. Johnsville and Little Falls, 315-508-5131, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. and to attend his funeral service (also at MVFC) commencing at 6 p.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Joseph Famulare, officiating and family and friends offering memories. Following services and in keeping with Alan's wishes, cremation will take place. Burial will be private at at the convenience of the family. In loving memory, please consider contributions to Alan's memorial fund. To add to his tribute wall or send flowers to the service, please click above.