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Calvin C. Weiss, age 86, of Newark, DE, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. He was born on March 14, 1925 in Hazelton, PA to the late Otto and Harriett (Simonson) Weiss.

Calvin worked in the coal mines of Wilkes-Barre, PA. He later worked as a truck driver for Allied Van Lines Security Storage in Wilmington, DE and retired in 1984. Calvin was a member of the Teamsters Trucking Union. He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking and antiquing. He will be missed by his cats, Angel Puss and Mercy.

He is survived by his daughters, Carol McCormick of Newark, DE, Ellen Swipes of Newark, DE and June Husty of Wilkes-Barre, PA; brother, Thomas Weiss of Saratoga, CA; 6 grandchildren, Robert Husty, Susan Husty, John Husty, John Swipes, Joseph Swipes, Jr. and Daniel Brasure; 7 great grandchildren, Robert Husty Jr., Timothy Husty, Emily Swipes, Samantha Swipes, Colton Brasure, Alexis Widner and Savannah Brasure; and 1 great great-grandchild, Deanna Widner.

Calvin is preceded in death by his loving wife, Emily J. Weiss in 2001.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at R.T. Foard and Jones, Inc., 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711, where friends and family may visit one hour prior. Burial will follow at Union Methodist Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Forgotten Cats, c/o the funeral home.