Joseph Weidner, 86, of Lackawaxen, PA, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Friday June 12, 2009 in Nanuet, NY. He was 86.
The son of the late Joseph and Minnie Dedrick Weidner, he was born August 31, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY.
Joseph was a retired sheet metal worker for Welbilt in Brooklyn and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member and usher for St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Shohola, PA. He was a member of Eckert Haupt VFW Post #’5635 and a member of the Lackawaxen Fire Department. A family statement reads: “Joseph was a loving husband, brother, uncle and great uncle. He loved the Delaware and Lackawaxen rivers. He was an avid fisherman. He will greatly be missed by his family and all that knew him.”
Survivors include his wife Caroline Smith Weidner; one sister, Marion Vilchitski of Del Ray, FL; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Joseph is predeceased by two sisters, Hazel Eherl and Rita Palen; and a brother, Edward Weidner.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 16 at St. Ann’s R.C. Church. Father Thomas Major officiated.
Christian burial took place in St. Ann’s Parish Cemetery, Shohola.
Caroline A. Weidner
Caroline A. Weidner of Lackawaxen, a life long resident of the area, passed away on Tuesday, March 26 at home.
The daughter of the late Charles and Mary Farrell Smith, she was born June 18, 1915 in Lackawaxen.
She was a retired Post Master of the Lackawaxen Post Office. She worked for 33 years for the USPS. She was the widow of Joseph Weidner, who passed on June 12, 2009. They were married for 49 years. She was a member of St. Ann's RC Church, Shohola. She was a member of the League of Post Masters Association and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She was predeceased also by her sister, Mary Nelson.
A mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, April 1 at St. Ann's. Father Thomas Major was the officiate. Christian burial took place in St. Ann's Parish Cemetery, Shohola.