Michael E. Weaver

Michael E. Weaver, 88, of Elizabethtown, passed away on December 6, 2023. He was the son of the late Frank H. Weaver and Jennie E. Weaver. He is predeceased by siblings Anna Ruhl, Wilbur, Harold, Frank, Betty, and Gerald Weaver.

A graduate of Kutztown College with a B.S. in art education, he spent his 30-year career teaching art at Donegal School District. With a talent and love for art and music, Michael was part of many musical productions through high school and college. He was also actively involved in local theater as an actor, singer, musician, and graphic artist for Lancaster Opera Workshop and Elizabethtown Little Theater.

Michael had many beloved nieces and nephews; surviving are Patricia Rosendale, Jill Gebhart, Jennie Cooper, Frank, Jesse, and Perry Weaver; and predeceased are Sharon McCarthy, Dan, Bill, and David Weaver, and Terry Ruhl.

Michael’s memory is held dear by all his family and friends. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Contributions in his honor can be made to Susquehanna Choralewww.susquehannachorale.org or the Elizabethtown Public Library www.etownpubliclibrary.org.

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  • Mr. Weaver was a wonderful teacher, artist, mentor and friend! I will never forget a beautiful letter he sent to me regarding my work in the theater, which began at a young age and continues to this day. Every student should have the good fortune of having such a supportive teacher and friend! Rest In Peace Michael, you left a legacy!

  • So sorry to see this. Mr. Weaver was the brightest spot in my jr high school years, and sometimes the only reason I was happy to go to school. He brought out artistic abilities I hadn’t even realized I had, and laid the groundwork for a lifelong pursuit of artistic expression. Rest in peace, Mr. Weaver. You inspired many!

  • I was beyond blessed to call Michael a friend. My first memory of him was when he came up to me after a concert and gave such effusive praise for my performance that I reached for a handful of salt. Later, I learned that he would also give constructive criticism, which I appreciated.

    First and foremost, Michael appreciated beauty in all of its forms, from many kinds of music to a delicious meal to a mesmerizing painting. He also created it. I am beyond grateful for a caricatures he sent of me playing the piano, along with a graceful painting of tulips that sits on my piano. One of my fondest memories was of him coming to one of my musical soirees and sitting down at my piano to play. At the time, I knew he was a visual artist with experience as a singer, but I had no idea he was such an accomplished pianist. Michael’s gifts were many, and his desire to share his love of the arts was boundless. More than that, though, he was a lovely human, a constant supporter of me and my children who had a delightful sense of humor. I hope that he is enjoying a cup of tea with his beloved Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, regaling her with tales of her triumphs and letting her know what she has meant to him all these years.

  • I knew Michael for close to 20 years… only via emails and letter writing…. we did meet up a few years ago and had lunch with him. He was a super guy, enjoyed his many letters that he sent to me… many relating of his travels, his working with students, his love of opera… I loved his laugh… i have kept much of our snail mail over the years and will keep them as a treasure from a great man.

  • So sorry to lose a dear friend and “Web man” of many years. I have an envelope with his beautiful handwriting that I treasure. He will be missed.

  • well, Michael was an force of nature, a splendid force in my life, the dearest of friends for more decades than we cared to admit (more than the fingers of one hand), a man of amazing & wide-ranging talents with such a free-spirited sense of humor and the laugh to share it – ah, Michael, you’re leaving a big gaping hole in my daily life and the lives of lots of friends, but you’ll fill up my heart forever . . .

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