William B. Weis, 83, of 634 Evergreen Rd., St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Cleveland Clinic after a brief illness. He was born May 26, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late Leander [Lee] and Marian Ryan Weis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, class of 1947. In his early years he had worked for the FBI, then served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. After the service he worked for the Stackpole Carbon Co. for 30 years and then founded the Penn Metal Stamping in 1978 and retired from the company in n1994.
On Oct. 30, 1954 in the Sacred Heart Church he married Ann Bauer, she survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Ann Marie Picard and her husband William of Liberty Township, Ohio; three sons, Jude A. Weis and his wife Deborah of St. Marys, Larry L. Weis and his wife Cyndi of Pittsford, N.Y. and Peter J. Weis of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Connie King, Marc Picard, Michael Picard, Carly Weis, Molly Weis and Abby Weis; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Joanne Gerg and her husband Ken of Emporium; and a brother James Weis and his wife Helene of Rockford, Ill.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Urmann and by a brother, Leo [Buck] Weis.
There will be no visitation.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt OSB and Msgr. John B. Haggerty officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Cemetery.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com .