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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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Ron White
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013

So sorry to hear about David. Our best wishes for you and your family.

Deidra (Hiltbrand) & Ted Alnutt
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Doreen and family...we are so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He was a wonderful man and a great family friend who I knew most of my life. He will be missed. May your wonderful memories bring you some peace during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debbie & Kerry Johnson
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Dear Doreen, Joanie, and the rest of your family,
It is with great sadness that we just learned of Dave's passing...especially when we just heard on Tuesday (at the shop) that he was so severely ill. Time has a way of getting away from us, but time also has a way of healing us from the heartaches too.
Having to say those final good-byes to a spouse or a parent is never easy...it can be worse if you don't have the opportunity to do so. Take comfort in knowing that you all were a very important part of Dave's life...especially in these later days as God enabled you to be with him...it is a gift that few are given.
Whatever the Lord has in store for you now, is of great value. Dave's work here on Earth is done. Remember the well-lived life he led and let those memories fill the empty space that is in your hearts.
We hope that you'll be able to find solace in the words of sympathy that we, and many others, will share with you in the coming days...but most of all, take comfort in the loving arms of Jesus.
With our condolences,
Deb & Kerry Johnson

Tami Hite
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Mrs. Weeden and family. We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing him. The boys loved going over to your old house and talking with him. He was a great and caring man. If you need anything please let us know. We are here for you.

Wade, Tami, James and Steven Hite

Patty Washburn DeMinico
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Dearest Doreen & family,

My heart aches for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I am thankful our paths crossed in 1980 when I became your sales rep from the Rome Sentinel for 28 years! You and Dave were one of my favorite accounts & I always felt blessed we were also friends.
I am holding you safe in my heart at this time of sadness. I am sending you & your family prayers for strength and peace

Love Patty Washburn DeMinico

Jacky Hummel
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Doreen and Weeden family: how saddened we are to learn of David's passing! Sorrier still that I can not be there in person to share in your sorrow - having moved to Florida in 2012. You know how much I enjoyed the mini mall - as I spent a fair amount of time there; sometimes just browsing, but more often purchasing. I always enjoyed the chats we shared while I was shopping. David's strong, strong faith was obvious as he witnessed in a gentle manner to those he met. Heaven is glowing as it ushers in its newest angel. My deepest and heartfelt sympathies are extended to all - holding you all close in thought and prayer!

Mary Schlieder
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Mary Schlieder

   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Condolences to you and all of your family. I know your heart must ache from your loss but also know that with your strong faith you shall also feel he is at peace now and will be joined by all family and friends that has gone before him. I know I have not been part of your family tree for some time now but please know my prayers go out to all of you from the bottom of my heart. God Bless you all.

Louis Zachary and Mary Schumpf
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Dear Doreen Roy, Joan and all the Family;
I know your hearts are aching right now and there isn't anything that can make the ache go away, but I know that you all have the blessed hope that WILL KEEP YOU ALL until the day when you will be reunited with him. I want you all to know that I have great respect for the Weeden family and for David. I only wish that I could have known him better.
May the LOVE of the LORD KEEP You all until the Blessed Hope.
Love in Jesus,
Mary Schumpf

Wendy (Ward) Buck
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
I am so sorry about the death of David. A special note to Dan and Amelia as I knew you both more than the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you att this time. Love & prayers, Wendy

linda cough
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
doreen and family, so sorry for your loss. god will as you know be right there to lift you up every time you feel lost. extended blessings for the future and i know your memories will sustain you until you meet again

Kay Rizzo
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
to the family of a fellow USA-ite: As much as it hurts to end a loved one's earthly journey, remember for believers this sentence ends only with a comma, not a period. The best is yet to come.

Lynell & Terry (Greene) Dickerman
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
My Sweet Doreen,
We go back a long way, with your Mom being my babysitter when we lived in Vienna back in 1943! I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. It was so nice to see David at Alumni this year...so glad he could see his classmates one more time. Bless you! May you feel God's presence surrounding you in this time of great need. He loves us more than we are capable of loving anyone. Sit tight...it is going to be really soon when He comes in that white cloud we have been singing and talking about since we were infants. Love you...Terry & Lynell

Pat Curtacci
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Dear Doreen and family:

I was saddened to hear about David's passing.

Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in your life. May your faith sustain you and know that Jesus will walk beside you.

John R. Burns
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Waiting for a better day, keep the faith and may God continue to hold his hand over your family.

Gerri & Bob Mortis
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
Doreen, we are very sorry for your loss.

Andrew Eckel
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all comfort; deal graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn, that, casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of the love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sandra Soule
   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
Dear Doreen, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your familly. Sincerely, Sandy Soule

Gerard M. Freeman
   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
Doreen and family-
It is with sorrow that I learned of Dave's demise. Our sympathy is with you at this difficult time and we know there is a Better Land.

Shari Perkins
   Posted Fri September 13, 2013
Doreen, I just heard about Dave. I am SO sorry. I knew he had been sick off & on, but I left Weedens as a vendor in February, so I haven't heard much news from there lately & just found out this morning that he had passed away. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Glenda Sherwood
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
I just learned of David's passing. My sincere condolences to the family and especially to those I know and love, Doreen and Joan.

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