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Trine University mourns death of trustee Weaver
August 24, 2022
Trine University is mourning the loss of university trustee R. Wyatt Weaver, Jr., M.D., who passed away Aug. 22.
Dr. Weaver had served as a member of the Trine University Board of Trustees since 2004.
“Through decades of support, Doc made a huge impact on Trine University, particularly our athletic programs, as well as on Angola and Steuben County,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. “He was a great friend of this university and his presence will be greatly missed. His many friends and family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Dr. Weaver, an Angola physician and member of Parkview Physicians Group, donated his medical services to Thunder student-athletes for more than two decades, putting in long hours at sporting contests and events. In 2004, he was inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame for his service.
In addition, Dr. Weaver and his wife Judy, who passed away in 2020, helped with fundraising efforts to benefit the university’s athletic department and were loyal, dedicated members of the Thunder Club. The Weaver Soccer Field at Trine University was named in their honor in 2013.
In addition to his service at Trine, Dr. Weaver’s community involvement included serving as president of the Steuben County Board of Aviation Commissioners and president of the board of the Steuben County YMCA, and serving on the Indiana The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Board and the boards of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, the Angola Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Tippecanoe Property Owners Association.
He also was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 170, Scottish Rite & Mizpah Shrine, in Fort Wayne.
He served as a volunteer clinical assistant professor for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. His business experience included acting as chief executive officer for River Valley Distributors in Defiance, Ohio, and serving on the advisory board for Key Bank.
Funeral arrangements are pending.Last Updated: 08/24/2022
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