Quintin Hubert Weaver

Quintin Hubert “Quint” Weaver of Voorheesville died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in Delmar from complications of pneumonia. He was 89.

“Quintin was an inspiration to everyone who knew him,” his family wrote in a tribute. “His work ethic, integrity, gentleness, generosity, and his passion for life, friends and family, made him a joy to be around.”

Mr. Weaver was born to Randolph Maxwell Weaver and Madalene Eleanor Shippy Weaver on June 28, 1934 in Hudson Falls, New York. He graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1952. He then earned an associate’s degree from the State University of New York at Delhi in 1954, then served in the United States Army and was discharged in 1956.

He married his fiancée, Agnes Hall, in 1956 in Treadwell, New York, then went on to earn a bachelor's degree at Syracuse University in 1959.

“Quintin designed and built their home in Voorheesville in 1962 and lived there for the rest of his life,” his family wrote. “During his career, he was an owner and manager of two construction companies, contracting for both large commercial jobs and smaller house additions and repairs.

“He still found the time to design and build a summer home on Long Lake, New York using the frame from an old post-and-beam barn. He and his dad carefully dismantled the barn and numbered each post and beam to be able to rebuild it at Long Lake. It was the joy of his life to drive to Long Lake with the family and friends for a weekend of boating and fishing.

“His other interests included fishing in New York and Canada, fixing vehicles for resale, taking vacation trips, and of course frequent visits to his children and grandchildren who lived out of state.

“He joined the local Kawanis organization in 1961 and served as its president in 1965. He and Agnes also learned western square dancing and belonged to the Helderberg Twirlers for 25 years, where he served as president for two years.

“He loved to stay busy and could build or repair almost anything. During a visit to his son’s first house, he decided to build them a cement patio and finished it in a single afternoon. He taught and encouraged his daughter to learn every aspect of construction, and together they built a house for Karen in Kentucky.

“In 2019, after a bit of coaxing, Quintin wrote a wonderful book about his life and his adventures, which his family is eternally grateful to have.”

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Quintin Hubert Weaver is survived by his loving family, which includes his wife of 67 years, Agnes Hall Weaver; son William Douglas Weaver (and wife, Mindy) of McKinney Texas; daughter Karen Sue Weaver (and Michael Eldridge) of Buffalo , Kentucky; grandchildren Michael Weaver (and wife, Carolina) and Mallory Weaver (and fiancé Niels Heidner); brother Douglas Weaver; sisters Virginia Weaver Nowacki and Sharron Weaver Pesto; sister-in-law Phyllis Weaver; and his many nephews and nieces.

His brother Winfield Weaver and his brother-in-laws, Michael Nowacki and Richard Pesto, died before him.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Quintin Weaver at the Reilly & Son Funeral Home in Voorheesville on Sunday, Nov. 26, from noon to 2 p.m., with a graveside service immediately following at the New Scotland Cemetery on New Scotland South Road (County Route 308) for those who wish to attend. 

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