Iterment 2/22/2017∼Larry Weaver, 66, of Pittsburg, Kansas, lost his life July 2, 2016 in Sikeston, Missouri when he was abducted while on a motorcycle trip. He was born to the late Lorence F. Weaver and Margaret A. (Tharrington) Weaver on October 22, 1949 in Wichita, Kansas.
He was married to Regina (Heffernan) Weaver, of Pittsburg, Kansas.
After high school, Larry served in the Navy for eight years, including three deployments to WESTPAC (off the coast of Vietnam) aboard the USS Coral Sea. He later worked for Grumman Aircraft, Hughes Aircraft, and Gamma F Corporation as a technician/assistant engineer in California before moving back to Kansas, where he completed a BS in Computer Science at Pittsburg State University (PSU), and accepted a position as a programmer/analyst at PSU after graduating.
Larry felt his greatest accomplishments while employed at PSU were his contributions towards moving things to a "Self Service" environment, such as On-line Enrollment/Advisement, Rosters, Grade Entry, Course Scheduling, Ordering Transcripts and other Student Information applications. Larry retired in 2015.
Larry was an avid woodworker and proficient sailor, eventually building and sailing his own wooden sailboat. As far back as he could remember, Larry loved riding on two wheels, from a bicycle as a child to his BMW and Harley Davidson as an adult.
Larry is survived by his wife, Regina, his daughter, Krishan Weaver-Tinney, two grandchildren-13-year old Samantha, and 9-year old Jack-and his siblings: Roberta O'Brien, Patricia Wills, Don Weaver, Cynthia Harvey, and Mark Weaver. He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews and eight great nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on July 30th at DePaul Hall at Via Christi Hospital. If you plan to attend, please RSVP [email protected] In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a scholarship fund at PSU set up in Larry's name. Checks can be made out to "Pittsburg State Foundation."
Published in Morning Sun on July 8, 2016
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