Donald Weiss

Donald Weiss

1947 - 2010

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Obituary of Donald Weiss

A quick wit, kind soul, and always brightened the loves of those around him.

Donald "Donnie" Weiss, 63, of Houston, TX, formerly of Athens, PA passed away at home on Thursday, May 22, 2010.

He was born on January 22, 1947 in Hazleton, PA, the son of Victor and Gertrude Michael Weiss.

Donnie graduated from Athens Area High School and was a member of the Athens Bulldogs Football Team and was their star quarterback. He received a football scholarship to Juaniata College and upon graduation was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Donnie spent most of his professional career as a successful player in the Canadian League. He was employed as a Chemist in California and Houston, Texas with SGS Laboriatories. Donnie was an avid fisherman with a quick wit, kind soul, and always brightened the lives of those around him. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Donnie is survived by his parents, Victor and Gertrude Weiss of Athens, PA, brother Bob (Tracy) Weiss of Seattle, WA, nieces Jessica, Angela, and Grace Weiss, and nephew Stuart Weiss.

At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay. E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Donnie's memory to: Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810.