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December 3, 2013

John W. "Jack" Weister, II

PLATTSBURGH - John W. "Jack" Weister, II, 75, of Oak Street, Plattsburgh, joined his Lord Jesus, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home, with his best friend and devoted wife, by his side.

He was born in Leechburg, Pa., May 2, 1938, the son of John W. and Lois (Beacom) Weister. He retired from City Taxi in Plattsburgh, and fondly recalled his time working as an auto body technician at Pellerin's in Peru.

Anyone who knew Jack knew he was a kind and gentle man. Always quick to smile, slow to anger, and loved sharing with everyone his genuine hugs. Jack had the rare ability to see the best in everyone. He would graciously lift the spirit of anyone fortunate enough to be in his presence. Jack was born with music in his heart. He loved to play the guitar and banjo, and especially enjoyed entertaining others with his talent. He enjoyed fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

Jack was a living and breathing example of what a man should be; genuine, dedicated, and loving. With the love and support of his wife and countless hugs from Anna Grace, his Little Princess, Jack courageously overcame an extended illness, and hospital stay, to return home to enjoy the final year of his life.

He lived a life of service to others. Hand in hand with his wife, they were active in hospital and nursing home ministry, bringing hope and happiness to those facing the darkest times of their lives.

Survivors include his loving wife and best friend of 36 years, Joyce (Smith) Weister; his children, Jackie (Damien) Tackett, John (Fonda) Weister, Ron (Petra) Shirley, Rebecca Shellhammer, and Walter (Phyl Marie) Weister; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen Weister, and Gary Weister; sister, Carol Clepper; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Lucille Lorent; and son, James Shirley.

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