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Mr. Richard Weant Sr.

As originally published on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Mr. Richard William Weant Sr., 78, of Thurmont, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at University of Maryland Hospital after a short illness. He was the husband of 56 years to Alberta L. Smith Weant.

Born on August 8, 1928, in Fairfield, Pa., he was the son of Clara L. Weant of Thurmont and the late Scott H. Weant.

A graduate of Emmitsburg High School, Richard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed throughout his years in the construction business until his retirement.

Richard was a past commander of the Thurmont Amvets Post 7, a member of the Thurmont American Legion Post 7, the Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Club, and the South Mountain Rod and Gun Club.

Besides his wife and mother, survivors include his daughter, Diane L. Eyler and husband Rick L. of Thurmont; a son, Richard W. Weant Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Thurmont; his loving grandchildren, Scott W. Sweeney, Lacey N. Eyler, Kara N. Eyler, Ian P. Weant, Sean M. Weant and Colleen E. Weant, all of Thurmont; brothers, Howard Weant of Taneytown, Sirell (Skip) Weant Sr. of Sabillasville and Roger (Earl) Weant of Thurmont; a sister, Oneida Hogan, presently residing in Thurmont, formerly of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main Street, Thurmont.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Weller United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Broome officiating.

Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Cemetery, where serving as pallbearers will be Scott Sweeney, Timothy Hogan, Craig Weant, John Portner, Bob Cariweather, Lyman Stambaugh, Terry Weant, Sirrell (Kip) Weant Jr. and TJ Eiker. Honorary pallbearers will be Lacey Eyler, Kara Eyler, Ian Weant, Sean Weant and Colleen Weant.

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