Francis J. “Gabby” Weiland, 88, of Butler, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020, at his home.
Born November 3, 1931 in Butler, he was a son of the late Joseph B. Weiland and Florence M. (Eyth) Weiland.
Gabby retired in 1994 after 42 years from the Armco Steel Plant in Butler, he worked as leader in the boiler house. He was a member of St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church and the American Legion #117. He was a life member of the V.F.W. #249, the East Butler Firehall, the Butler Moose and the Happy Hunters Club. He enjoyed bowling in the Moose league, golfing with Chicora Moose league, pitching horseshoes in the county traveling league, traveling, hunting, fishing and going to his camp in Kane, which he was the last original member. Gabby was an avid and great gardener.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army with the 14th Armored Cavalry.
Surviving is his wife, Doris J. (Dillaman) Weiland, whom he married February 7, 1959.
His 4 children: Richard (Scarlett) Weiland of Butler, Teresa “Tracy” Weiland of Butler, Mark (Mary) Weiland of Butler, Tina (Raymond) Hay of East Butler.
1 grandson he was most proud of, Devin Hay of East Butler.
1 sister, Madeline “Sis” Neff of Butler.
2 brothers: Donald (Emma) Weiland and Robert (Grace) Weiland, both of Butler.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Leo and David Weiland; his sisters, Virginia Birckbichler, Joan Gibbs and Norma Jean Kudamik.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Matt McClain, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Wendelin's Parish Cemetery.
Memorial Donations my be made to St. Wendelin's School, 211 St. Wendelin Road, Butler, PA 16002.
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