Harold Weasner, 87, of Succasunna, New Jersey, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, with his family at his bedside.
Born in Seymour, he was the oldest of four children born to Clara and Carl Weasner. Both his parents preceded him in death.
He met his loving wife, Marie, at Indiana University in Bloomington, where they both graduated from college. He received his Bachelor of Arts degrees from Indiana University and a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Virginia.
Harold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. During his first tour, he served on a light cruiser and two heavy cruisers. These ships visited Guam, Okinawa, the Philippines and Japan. Harold also served on a destroyer for two years and was on the last ship to visit China prior to the communist takeover. This ship went to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tsingtao. His second tour took him to Cuba and the Virgin Islands.
Later, Harold, Marie and his two daughters, Linda and Karla, moved to New Jersey and settled in Roxbury Township. The couple never moved again.
Harold retired from Picatinny Arsenal in 1989 with more than 37 years of government service.
Mr. Weasner was an active member of the Roxbury Ever Young Seniors and belonged to AARP, American Psychological Association, Sigma Xi, Chi Gamma IOTA, the Dover Elks and St. Therese Church. He enjoyed going on the senior trips with “sweet” Marie, playing bridge, reading and traveling and cruising with his family.
Besides his adoring wife of 64 years, survivors include two daughters, Linda McMahon and Karla (Steve) Haydu; four wonderful grandchildren, Nikkol, Austin (Dana), and Sara and Christina; his two adorable great-grandkids, Rory and Tyler; a younger brother, Michael, in Arizona; and a sister, Shirley Young, in Florida.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a younger, brother Paul.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Therese Church, Succasunna. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 State Route 10 West, Randolph, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Roxbury Township Police or the township’s volunteer firefighters or emergency medical technicians.