James Leroy Weed, Sr., age 92, resident of Saegertown, PA for the past 53 years and recent resident of Juniper Village in Meadville, PA died Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie after a one week’s illness. Born in Hayfield Township, Crawford County on May 7, 1918, he was a son of the late Ward Weed and Hazel Small Weed. On July 10, 1941, he married the former Frances Galford Weed and she preceded him in death on May 13, 2001.

Weed, James Leroy Sr.After attending schools in the Lincolnville area of Crawford County, Roy served his country in the US Army during the Second World War. Returning from the military service, Roy chose as his life’s work the Tool & Die industry. He worked at a number of machine shops in the county including Channellock, Talon, Inc., McCrosky Tool, and GTI for many years retiring in 1983. Roy was strong in his faith as a Christian. He was a member of Cambridge Springs First Baptist Church where he was a Deacon as well as serving in other offices. For more than 20 years Roy was an active member of the Christian Layman’s Gospel League of Crawford County. He worked with the group up until June of this year particularly with their county prison ministry. Roy was outgoing and loved to be with people. He always was concerned with how folks were doing and he and his wife, Fran often visited the sick persons in hospitals and in their homes. Roy loved camping, taking rides in the country, and eating out. He cherished his family and always was concerned with how they were doing.

Family surviving Roy include four sons – James Weed, Jr. and his wife, Carol of Sebring, Fl; Richard Weed and his wife, Shirley of Saegertown; Robert Weed and his wife, Kathie of Sebring, Fl, and Mark Weed and his wife, Patricia of Albion; eleven grandchildren – Barbara Stock, Stephen Weed, Jeffrey Weed, Randy Weed, Jason Weed, Heather McKinney, Michelle Fisher, Brandon Weed, Kellyanne Roe, Tina Garland, and Steven Weed; 17 grandchildren; a sister – Fern Bowes and a special friend – Virginia Seiler of Meadville. He was preceded in death in addition to his wife, Fran who died in 2001, by a sister- Ruth Zdarko and by a grandson – Joseph Weed.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will be held at the Cambridge Springs First Baptist Church on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. with a calling hour prior to the service. Reverend Rod Beardsley, pastor of the Church will officiate. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the building fund of the First Baptist Church, 337 South Main Street, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.