WEEDSPORT — Albert L. Weatherstone, 97, formerly of Weedsport, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at The Commons on St. Anthony.
Born in Weedsport on Nov. 21, 1921, Albert was the son of the late William and Dorothy Snyder Weatherstone. Mr. Weatherstone proudly served his country with the U.S. Army Troop D, 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), and 4th Armored Division during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his heroic service. After returning from deployment, he proudly bought a home on Rude Street for $1,300 where he resided for 68 years.
Al enjoyed reading books, bowling, woodworking, and being outdoors. He was a devoted family man who volunteered as a Boy Scout leader and Little League coach. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and family. He retired from the New York State Thruway.
Albert is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Elinor Schaff Weatherstone; his children, Warren (Diane) Weatherstone, Sharon Weatherstone, John (Karen) Weatherstone, Susan (Kevin) Ryan, and Joseph (Cathy) Weatherstone; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren (with two new babies expected soon); and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Albert was predeceased by his siblings, Thelma, Ellen, William, Arold, and Robert and all of their spouses.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in St. Joseph’s Church in Weedsport. Visitation will be held prior from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.
Albert’s family is thankful for the love and care that was provided by the staff at The Commons on St. Anthony, especially by the second and fourth floor caregivers. The family is also grateful to the devoted friend who visited Al, bringing joy to his days.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Weatherstone’s name may be made to the Weedsport Fire Department, 8892 South St., Weedsport, NY 13166 or Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.
Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home, 2719 Erie Drive, Weedsport.