Danielson – Charles “Chuck” P. Weimer, Jr., 73, of Danielson, died Friday evening, July 3, 2015, at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Harvey) Weimer. Born in East Orange, NJ, he was the son of the late Charles P. Weimer, Sr. and Marcia L. (Laird) Weimer. On October 10, 1964, he was united in marriage to the former Patricia H. Harvey, in Towaco, New Jersey, at the Jacksonville Chapel.
Mr. Weimer graduated from the Newark New Jersey School of Fine Arts with degrees in both Engineering and Fine Arts. He was also a graduate of the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ, and Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT, and attended Fairleigh Dickinson College in Madison, NJ.
Chuck was a proud Veteran of the United States Army serving with the 5th Infantry during the Vietnam War, after being honorably discharged he went on to serve for eleven years in the 50th Armor Division of the New Jersey National Guard, during this time he received seven commendations.
Mr. Weimer worked for International Paper for 50 years retiring as the Northeast Senior Lead Design Manager Corrugated Division, where he holds eleven corrugated packaging design patens, retiring in 2009. Chuck was a life member of the Woodstock Fair Association from 1980 to the present, a member of the Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio club with the call letters of WB1AOC which his son Charles, III will assume, and Assistant Scout Master and Scout Master for the former Boy Scout Troop 340 of Wauregan. He enjoyed restoring antique radios, collecting vintage tractors, antique hit and miss engines, and vintage cars, with his son Charles. Charles was an avid Harley Davidson rider and enthusiast and an amateur gemologist. He also cherished the time he spent assisting his son racing at the Thompson Speedway.
Charles is survived by his wife of nearly fifty-one Patricia H. Weimer; his two sons Charles “Chuck” P. Weimer, III and his wife Lori Hillman-Weimer of Danielson and Jason W. B. Weimer and his wife Sherry of Killingly; mother-in-law Margery S. Carlson of Asbury Park, NJ; three grandchildren Charles P. “Chaz” Weimer, IV of Danielson, Kayla H. Levesque of Killingly, and Mason Ross-B. Weimer of West Warwick, RI; and a great grandson Gavin Botting and his father Robert Botting of Danielson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Chuck’s Life on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 5:50 – 8:00 p.m. at the Atwood Hose Fire Company, 24 Wauregan Rd., (Route 205), Wauregan, CT 06387. In lieu of flowers memorial donations either monetary or animal food, treats, or bedding in Chuck’s memory are requested to be made to the North East Regional Animal Control, 125 Putnam Pike, Dayville, CT 06241, because Chuck’s rescued six cats and two dogs brought such joy to his life and he feels that no animal should ever have to suffer in any way. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.