Man fatally stricken on city street
George Curtis Weaver St., 73, of 1214 Pleasant St collapsed on the street Thursday night and was pronounced dead on arrival at Wilmington General Division.
Wilmington police said he apparently died of natural causes. He was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. yesterday.
Mr. Weaver was found on the sidewalk in front of 214 S. Broom St. by Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Way of 1209 Riverside Ave., at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday.
Police said that at 11:30 p.m. Mr. Weaver had approached an oil company serviceman in the 400 block S. Broom St. and asked if the serviceman would take him home because he was ill and was having trouble breathing.
The serviceman told Mr. Weaver he couldn't because he was an emergency call police said.
Mr. Weaver was a veteran of World War I and a member of White Eagle Post No. 7006, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired in 1958 after 15 years with the Yellow Cab Company.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gladys Marquess Weaver; two sons, George C. Jr and Emil H., and a daughter, Mrs. Gertine Steppi, all of the Wilmington area, two brothers, William, New Castle, and Franklin, Wilmington, a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Essex, Atlantic City, N.J., and several grandchildren.
Military services will be Monday afternoon at 2 at the Nichols Funeral Home, 210 N. James St., Newport, where friends may call tomorrow night. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
(The Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 17 Dec 1966 (Saturday), Page 40)
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