When George C. Weimer Jr., passed away on September 6, 2022, at the age of 95, it was to the sounds of his beloved big band jazz. George’s battle with Alzheimer’s Disease was long and grueling, but it never took away his love for music. He listened to jazz albums every single day. Music was his first education, first career, and a lifelong passion. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Music from West Virginia University in 1949, George had a career of performing jazz with several big bands, including Neal Hefti and Ted Weems. He moved into teaching music while obtaining a Master’s degree in School Business Administration from Columbia University in 1962. He served as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Business Affairs at several school districts in New York and New Jersey.
George was also a dedicated volunteer who spent more than fifty years as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), and emergency vehicle operator for both fire and ambulance organizations. Over the course of his career as an EMT and AEMT, George ran tens of thousands of calls and saved many hundreds of lives. He was a founding member of Nissequogue Fire Department in New York and a life member of New Kingston Fire Department. George was also a life member of Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association, where he served as president, treasurer, chairman of the board, and chief, as well as chaired many committees. During his “retirement,” George kept busy between ambulance calls with his “Friday Night Crew” by making long trips in his beloved Bluebird motorhome and volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, the Venture Scouts, and at Cumberland Perry Vocational Technical School; as well as serving on countless township committees.
George’s son, George Weimer III, and his two daughters, Malini and Stephanie, like to imagine that their Dad is reunited with his wife Barbara and son Michael, eating seafood on a beach and arguing over what music to play. His beloved six grandchildren will miss him dearly.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Sliver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association, located at 12 Eleanor Drive in Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 on October 8, 2022, at 1 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation of an hour of your time to a worthy cause to honor George C. Weimer Jr.’s commitment to improving the lives of those in his community.