Dennis Weyer, 82, of Orwell


ORWELL — Dennis Weyer, 82, of Orwell, Vt., died Feb. 24, 2023, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Dennis was born July 4, 1940, to Jacob and Anna Weijer in Passaic, N.J. He was raised in Garfield, N.J., and graduated from Bergen Tech in 1959.

Dennis joined the Navy that summer and served aboard the U.S.S. Arneb Deep Freeze 5 and 6, stationed in Antarctica, and the U.S.S. Ashland in the Mediterranean. He was involved in the Bay of Pigs Invasion in 1963.

Dennis married his first wife, Marie, in November of 1963 and they had two sons: Steve, born 1964, and Kevin, born 1966. They raised their family in Fairlawn and Lake Hopatcong, N.J. Dennis worked numerous jobs as a diesel mechanic and retired from the Town of Dover, N.J., DPW in 2002. He retired to Vermont with his second wife Jane Riedel.

Dennis is survived by his wife Jane, his son Kevin (Kelly), grandchildren Katelyn and Konner, his brothers Gordon (Lois), Howard (Kathy), his daughter-in-law Cheryl, and his former wife Marie. Sister-in-law Susan Weakland, his favorite sister-in-law Ann, and brothers-in-law Richard and William also survive him.

He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Diana, and his son Steve.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., or local American Legion VFW.

Arrangements are by Stephen Gregory Cremation Services, Burlington, Vt.◊


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