Roger Weaver, 93, served in Air Force
Published 8:50 pm, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Roger Earl Weaver, 93, of New Milford, died July 24, 2013, at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center in New Milford after a brief illness.
He was born in Bennington, Vt., in 1920 to the late Helen Gulliver Weaver.
He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941 and served during World War II as a B-24 radioman and waist gunner on 35 combat missions over central and southern Europe.
Returning to Bennington after the war, in the early 1950s he relocated to the Danbury area, where he held several jobs before joining the U.S. Post Office in 1964.
During this time, he married Veronica McCarthy, but lost her prematurely to cancer. After marrying the widowed Jean Keating Frinder Corrow in 1979, he retired from the post office in 1984 and moved to West Yarmouth, Mass., on Cape Cod.
Following his wife's death in 2010, he continued to live on the Cape until declining health brought him to the home of his stepson and daughter-in-law, Donald and Joan Frinder in 2012.
In addition to the Frinders, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Barbara Jean Frinder O'Donnell, and her husband, Brendan; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; to the National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130; or to a charity of one's choice.
A graveside service and internment will be held Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the veteran's section of Chandler Gray Cemetery, West Yarmouth, Mass.
Hull Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of arrangements.