Walter L. “Bus” Weir Sr. of 1214 Sherman Ave., Sharon, passed away at 8:39 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in his home following a long illness. He was 79.

Born Friday, Feb. 3, 1928, in Ellwood City, he was a son of Leonard and Mae Thompson Weir.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

He worked as a truck driver and was employed by several trucking companies through the years, and retired from Hovis Trucking in Grove City.

Mr. Weir enjoyed woodworking and, in his early years, enjoyed fishing.

His first wife, the former Rita M. Anzlone, whom he married May 7, 1951, passed away Oct. 29, 1990.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Elsie Louise Morris, whom he married Dec. 21, 1995.

Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy Reed and Patty Jo Zachrich, both of New Castle; three sons, Walter L. Weir Jr. of Transfer, Anthony J. Weir of Seattle and Charles E. Weir of Youngstown; three sisters, Betty J. D’Amico of Wampum, Sally R. Scopack of Hermitage and Susan M. Weir of South Carolina; two brothers, Gary Weir of Hermitage and Jack Weir of Salem, Ohio; a half sister, Esther Urso of Ellwood City; 23 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rose Marie Weir; a brother, Dale E. Weir; sisters, Edna Mae Fox Rankin and Leona I. Weir; a half brother, Robert Weir; a half sister, Dorothy Weir; and three infant grandsons, Walter L. Weir III, and David Ian and Ian James Woods.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. today at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, 1090 E. State St., Sharon.

A service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor of St. Stephens Church in Oil City, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.

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