Weaver, Sterling L.

Pittsford:  Sterling L. Weaver died on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He was 87 years old.

Sterling was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Rockville Centre, the first child of Dana and Gladys Weaver. He is predeceased by his parents and sister, Lorraine Weaver DeVito.

After graduating from Amherst College and Columbia Law School, Sterling joined the law firm of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans, and Doyle. He became a partner in 1965, and was eventually appointed to head the tax department.

An active member of the Rochester Community, Sterling was President of the Landmark Society of Western New York; The First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY; The Center for Environmental Information; The Eastman Dental School; and was chairman of Tax Section of the Monroe County Bar Association, the NY State Bar Assn. and the American Bar Assn. He was influential in developing GEVA and the Genesee Country Museum. To all his endeavors he brought energy, creativity, insight, and wisdom. His leadership skills and compassion for others endeared him to his coworkers. He enjoyed sports, literature, art, and nature. But most of all he loved his family and friends.

Sterling is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Jean Carty Weaver, their four children, Leslie (Larry) Petzing of Wellesley, MA; Lisa (Henry) Bejian of Billerica, MA; Loren Weaver and Holly Wilson of Acton, MA; David (Jen) Weaver of Westford, MA; and seven grandchildren, Drew (Louisa) Petzing, Edina, MN; Dean Petzing, Bangor, ME; Jessica Bejian, Medford, MA; Greg Bejian, Park City, UT; Dana Weaver, Acton, MA; and James and Anna Weaver, Westford, MA.

Family and friends are welcome to join in a Celebration of Sterling’s life on October 6th, 10:30 am at The First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Rd. South, Rochester, NY. Memorial contributions in Sterling’s memory may be made to the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, the Landmark Society of Western NY, or the organization of your choice.

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