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David Allen Weeden

Born: Thu., Feb. 12, 1942
Died: Tue., Aug. 20, 2013


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Sep. 01, 2013
Location: Living Hope Assembly of God


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David Allen Weeden, 71, of Vienna, NY, passed away in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his loving family on August 20, 2013. David was born on February 12, 1942, in the town of Florida, NY, to Robert and Irene Weeden. His life began on a farm with 2 sisters and 5 brothers. In 1959 he moved to the Vienna area and on June 24, 1962 he was married to his sweetheart, Doreen Frye. They settled in Vienna, NY and built a storied life for 51 years.
     David was an entrepreneur, factory worker, community volunteer and lay pastor. While working at Harden’s Furniture he was practicing his entrepreneurial skills by selling split wood and selling a few pieces of furniture out of his garage. God prospered his hand and in 1971 Weeden’s Furniture was born. The store moved out of the garage and into the first of many expansions, including the addition of an electronics store and ultimately the area’s famous antiques and collectibles hot spot known as Weeden’s Mini Mall.  But David’s entrepreneurial spirit was companion to another important aspect of his life– community service. In 1969 he took the reins of the Vienna Pioneers Pathfinder Club, a youth organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He led in many camping and hiking events and helped young people see their God-given potential for 11 years. He also gave back to this community as he served for 10 years on the McConnellsville ambulance squad. Above all else, David had a burden that his friends and family build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In 1997, while operating the mini mall, he answered his church’s call to lead people as a lay pastor. It was his greatest joy to see people find their joy in Christ. His hobbies over the years included: scuba diving, buying and selling antiques and collectibles, woodworking and traveling the region.
    David was blessed with his wife and best friend, Doreen Weeden. For 51 years, she was his trusted and faithful confidant as wife, business partner and journey companion. During those years he was blessed with three children, David LeRoy Weeden “Roy” of Sullivan, Missouri, Joan Weeden Lacelle of Camden, New York, Judy Lynn Tremper of Mont Alto, Pennsylvania. He treasured the addition of three more children as sons and daughter in-law: Laura Miler Weeden (Roy); Robert H. Lacelle II (Joan); and, John Tremper (Judy). His treasure grew with the addition of nine grandchildren: Carolyn Weeden Estey, Matthew & Mark Weeden (Roy & Laura); Robert III, Randy, Joshua & Josiah Lacelle (Joan & Robert II); Aleesha Tremper Lauger, Kirsten Nicole Tremper (Judy & John) and two great grandchildren, Nora Weeden (Matthew & Angie) and Jaiden Weeden (Mark & Reagan). He had a special love and bond with his brothers, sisters and their families. He is survived by his brothers Daniel and Amelia (Camden, NY); Robert and Pat Weeden (Baldwinsville, NY); Terry Weeden (Redfield, NY); Paul and Ann Weeden (Middlegrove, NY); Donald and Verna Weeden (Camden, NY); a sister, Sally and Bill Lindquist. David was predeceased by his parents, Robert & Irene Weeden and a sister Gale Kunasz.
   David will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family but his battle with the pains of this life is now over and by faith he went to his rest awaiting the great resurrection when he will see his Savior face to face and be reunited with family and friends. If David could have shared one thing with you in his life it would have been to love Jesus Christ with all your heart and soul.
    His memorial service will be held on September 1st at Living Hope Assembly of God, 2488 Route 69 East, Camden, New York at 3:00 PM. A private graveside service will be conducted with the family prior to the memorial service at McConnellsville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main St., Camden NY.  Contributions can be made in David’s memory to the Camden Seventh Day Adventist Church or Hospice & Palliative Care who provided outstanding loving service in his last days with us.

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