Alvah H. Weaver Jr.

Alvah H. Weaver Jr.

Belleville, Wis. — Alvah H. Weaver Jr., age 88, of Belleville passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. He was born on December 24, 1928 at Port Matilda, PA to his parents Alvah Sr. and Ellouise (Adams) Weaver. Al entered the U.S. Navy in 1949 and was trained to be a Corpsman. He was then assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps and served one tour in Korea and three tours in Vietnam, he was also stationed at Seal Beach, Oceanside, and San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, and Norfolk, VA. His overseas duty also included Australia, the Mediterranean, the Pacific, and the Atlantic. Alvah’s only assigned sea duty was on the Aircraft Carrier Kula Gulf. He retired to the Fleet Reserve in 1972 from the Norfolk Naval Air Station. At the time of his retirement from service he was listed as a Physician’s Assistant.

While stationed at the Pittsburgh Naval Reserve Office Al met Katherine McCormick-Richards and they were united in marriage December 18, 1969 in Winchester, VA. Following his retirement from the Navy Al and Kathy moved to Wisconsin and then settled in Belleville in 1975. Al was a member of the Belleville VFW and Duppler-Smith American Legion Post #460, Zor Shriners, and Masonic Lodge #310 in New Glarus. He had also served as a Boy Scout leader. In 2013 he traveled on the Badger Honor Flight with his daughter Nancy, and in 2014 was presented with a Quilt of Valor that was made by his wife, Kathy.

Al is survived by his wife Kathy, five children Marjorie Long, Alan (Carol) Weaver, Leah (Jeffrey) Hageman, Emily Rudder, and Nancy (Craig) Ontl, twelve grandchildren Breanna (Mason) McKernan, Melody Long, Tessa Ward, Travis (Carrie) Hageman, Anthony (Sara) Hageman, Autumn Hageman, Devon (Brandi) Overbee, Ryan Overbee, Sean Rudder, Jonathan Rudder, Benjamin Ontl, and Lauren Ontl, eight great-grandchildren, four step-children: Ann (Kenneth) Roche, Jim (Cameron) Richards, Jean (Michael) Hampton and Ruth (Richard) Hands, eight step-grandchildren Jennifer and Tyler (Sophia) Roche, Andrea (John J.) Frankovich, Nicholas Richards, Melissa (Tom) Messer, Robert Hampton, Richard and Kathryn Hands, and five great step-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brothers Clarence, Paul, Dorie, and Rueben, sisters Waiva Huddy, Mary Ward, Jane Lapp, Betty Beckwith, and Marlene Davis, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wesley and Carl, and a grandson Adam Long.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI with the Rev. Kenneth L. Schaub officiating. Full military honors will be accorded after the memorial service. Per Alvah’s request he will be buried at sea.

A Masonic service will be held at 10:45 a.m. prior to the memorial service.

A gathering of relatives and friends will precede the Masonic service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville, WI.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at