A Funeral Mass, celebrating the life of James Anthony Weidner, 87, of Buckeye Lake, was held April 17, 2019, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Buckeye Lake, with Father Bill Hritsko officiating. Military honors were observed by the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance. A private burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
James was born in Dayton, on August 7, 1931, to the late Walter and Helen (Hilgefort) Weidner. He passed away on April 10, 2019, at Arlington Care Center in Newark.
James proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and the VFW Post #1388 in Buckeye Lake. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. Most important in his life was the time he spent with his family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife, Doris (Bauer) Weidner; children, Shirley (Steven) Greene, James (Amy) Weidner, Angela (Brian) Pitts, Lawrence (Lori) Weidner and Robert Weidner; grandchildren, Michelle, James III, Stephanie, Andrew, Danielle, Gared and Sarah; great grandchildren, Logan, James IV, Cecilia, Lucille, Gabriella and Liam; cousin, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Toni and Ann Marie Weidner; and brothers and sisters, Walter Weidner, Jr., Rita Holtvoigt, William Weidner, Kathleen Dietrick, Patricia Norris, Janet Weidner, Joan Callahan, Joseph Weidner and Jerome Weidner
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of James to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church or VFW Post 1388 in Buckeye Lake.
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for James and his family.