GLENBURN and BELFAST – Lewis E. “Gene” Weaver died Jan. 14, 2005, at Tall Pines Nursing Home. He was born May 21, 1928, in Waterbury, Conn. Gene opened Weavers Bakery in 1953, and was a presence on Main Street for more than 40 years before retirement. He will be remembered for the lively discussions about city politics and world events which took place around the bench in the bakery as he produced the wonderful donuts, rolls, cookies and other goodies enjoyed by so many. His catering services and chicken b-b-q’s were enjoyed by many state wide. He served as a director for M.S.A.D. 34 in the 60’s; was on the board of directors for the Waldo County General Hospital for two six year tenures ending in 1995. Also he was a member of the Masons, the Anah Temple Shrine, an aid to the Potentate, the Royal Order of Jesters, and the Belfast Lions club. Gene was predeceased by his father, Howard Weaver; and his mother, Mary Ellen Potter. He is survived by one son, Michael L. Weaver and wife, Ellie; daughter, Mary W. Dutch and husband, Jeffery, all of Belfast; daughter, Vickie W. Otis and husband, Richard, of Waynesboro, Pa.; son, Rick Shute Weaver; five grandchildren, Erin D. Payson, Chad and Ryan Otis, Jenny and Ryan Oakes; two great-grandchildren, Kayla Payson and Emma Herring. He is remembered by a special nephew, Mark Weaver and his family, Matthew and Katie. Gene is survived by four half siblings, Norma Winglass of Portland, David Weaver of Columbia Falls, Dr. Doug Weaver of Detroit and Penney McAllian of Orland; and two stepbrothers, Ronnie Marque of California, and Ted Spencer of Massachusetts. There will be a celebration of his life 4 p.m. Jan. 19, at the Waldo County Shrine Club. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Waldo County General Hospital.
LEWIS E. ‘GENE’ WEAVER
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