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John Edward Weiss

John Edward Weiss, 84, died November 25, 2016 in Urbana, Illinois.

weiss“Jack” Weiss, son of Edward and Erma Weiss, was born June 24, 1932 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His wife, Lynne (Overdorff) Weiss, to whom he was married 45 years, preceded him in death.

He is survived by their three daughters Christie (Daniel) Klein of Sycamore, Illinois, Jamie (Eric) Peterson of Urbana, Illinois, and Leslie (Michael) Michaels of Elgin, Illinois and six grandchildren: Nora Peterson, Aaron Klein, Marisa Michaels, Mark Peterson, Matthew Peterson and Derek Peterson.

John was a talented piano player and performed at USO clubs while serving in the U.S. Navy. He was very active in the Presbyterian Church, serving over the years as a youth advisor, choir director and elder. Jack built a career in the electronic cash register business and moved his family to Schaumburg, Illinois in 1969 after accepting a position with Sweda’s Chicago District office. He enjoyed a lifelong love of cars and photography, and leaves a rich legacy of family pictures, slides and movies.

A graveside service is planned for July 2017 in Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Cross Presbyterian, Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Online condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


Christie, Jamie and Leslie,

I learned this week via tenuous ties to Johnstown, PA of Jack. Jack was an important part of my teen age years at the Presbyterian Church Westminster Fellowship, in Cochran Jr. High and Johnstown Sr. High.

I would very much like to attend the graveside service in July. Is it possible to forward that date to me?

Ida Elyse (Berkebile) Fox