WARREN - The Rev. Thomas O. Weaver, 78, of Warren entered peacefully into eternal rest at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Tom was born the son of the late Berky B. and Gladys Sadler Ardlen on July 9, 1936, in Warren and was a lifelong area resident. He attended Warren G. Harding High School and completed his studies in Florida in 1958. Tom was a minister with the Glenn Christian Church and the Warren Family Mission and had served in the U.S. Army.
Tom served in various capacities throughout his time as a ordained minister, such as the former assistant pastor of Glenn Christian Foundation, the Warren Family Mission's executive director and outreach pastor. Thomas was a resident program supervisor and chaplain at the Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission, editor of a Christian newspaper called "The Seed," a counselor and staff member for the Teen Challenge in Perry, and a Sunday school teacher at North Olmsted Assembly of God. He enjoyed nature, especially the fall colors, as well as the antics of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Thomas O. Weaver
Tom's greatest passion in life was to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to show compassion to the hurting and to enjoy the loving companionship of his wife Alice, whom he married Jan. 30, 1960 and adored for 54 years.
His memories will be cherished by those he leaves behind, including his wife, Alice A. Weaver; sons, Thomas W. (Sherri) Weaver of Liberty and Timothy M. (Karen) Weaver of North Olmsted; daughters, Tammy C. (Timothy) Sohayda of Vienna and Tina J. (Raymond) Kohn of Champion; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Pete Ardlen; and stepbrother, Robert Ardlen.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home in Warren, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the services. Officiating will be the Rev. Stephen Sprague.
Burial will follow in Pineview Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tom fought the good fight of faith until his physical limitations would no longer permit him to do so. It has been said of Tom, "When I first met Tom, I could not help but to salute the Christ in him."
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483; 330-394-6200. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to www.statonborowskifuneralhome.com.