Obituary: Thomas James Weir


Thomas James Weir, 91, of Carmel, died Feb. 16, 2014.

He was born Jan. 18, 1923 in Clinton, Ind., to James and Marie (Givens) Weir. He is survived by the love of his life (Lovell) Marie, with whom he celebrated his 70th anniversary in January.

He is also survived by his two daughters, Suzanne Weir and Melanie (Falahee) Frauhiger, both of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Bill) Capodagli, Michael Logan, Gregory (Lisa) Falahee and Ashley (Tyson) Havron; and ten great-grandchildren.

Tom graduated from Rose Hulman University in 1943 and was immediately commissioned into the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant JG. He served aboard the George S. Elliott during WWII in the Pacific Fleet.

Tom spent his career in the automotive engineering field where he held more than 30 patents.

He was an avid golfer and loved to sail. His greatest joy was time spent with his family. He and his wife enjoyed traveling during their retirement and wintered in Florida.

Tom was an Eagle Scout, Past Rotary Club President, Member of the Service Club of Indianapolis, SAE, and a long-standing member of Carmel United Methodist Church.

Tom touched many hearts with his kindness and gentle nature and will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at Carmel United Methodist Church, 621 S. Range Line Rd. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

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