Raymond "Slats" E. Weigand, Jr., age 100, of Liberty Borough, died October 4, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born August 25, 1921, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Raymond E. Weigand, Sr. and Anne (Weller) Weigand and husband of the late Christine Weigand.
Raymond was a World War II Navy Veteran and served aboard the USS Alabama, working his way through the ranks to gunner's mate second class and always looked forward to reunions with Veterans from his ship. He was awarded the Ushakov Medal from the Russian Government due to having served during Allied missions in the Arctic Circle in the early 1940s. Raymond worked as a Dairyman with Menzie Dairy, then Turner Dairy Farm. He was the Boy Scout Troop 53 leader for 35 years and enjoyed all scout activities and traveling with the Scouts to Europe. Ray was a member of Teamsters Local 205. He loved time spent with his grandchildren and smoking cigars.
Raymond is survived by children, Ted (Michelle) Provlis, James (Jane) Weigand, John (Terri) Weigand, and Margaret Weigand; grandchildren, Kim (Matt) Peyton, Larissa (Matt) Ruffing, Jim (Sarah) Weigand, and Nicholas Weigand; great-grandchildren, Cassie, Sarah, River, and Ryan and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Weigand, and sisters, Martha Dandar and Jane Thomas.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will follow at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.
Originally published October 05, 2021.