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Anne GraemeMoore Weitz

ANNE GRAEME MOORE WEITZ (1921 - 2017)
(July 14, 1921–May 7, 2017) 95, of Rocky River, OH died peacefully on May 7 in Willowbrook, IL, after a short illness, during which her three (3) adoring children were at her side. Anne was born in Lewisburg, WV as the oldest of three children to her parents, Joe and Margaret. Anne had dogs, cats, & a horse "Patsy" to ride on their 40-acres on which they had livestock to graze. Here, Anne also formed lifetime interests in gardening and art (painting), perhaps inspired by the pastoral scenes around her. In her Greenbrier College for Women class, Anne won the academic award as the top student. She then transferred to UNC where she majored in art, was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and graduated (BA) in 1943. A year later, Anne's family suffered the tragic loss of her brother, Joseph Jr. ("Ian"), who gave his life for his nation in France in WWII. Anne's surviving sibling (sister) Pam is a pediatric doctor. After college, Anne worked drawing maps for the US government in DC, where she met and dated John Weitz of Cleveland, the love of her life! Before long, she was engaged then married John in late 1945 in WV. She and John moved to PA where he taught Geology at Lehigh for 6 years, and Anne gave birth to Susan. Soon the family would get up again and move to OH, as John secured a job for better pay in the family explosives business in OH. In Bay Village, Anne gave birth to Margaret and son John, Jr. Anne and family then moved to Rocky River, where with John she lovingly raised their family, while supporting the kids' growth, health, schools, activities, sports, and well-being. The children went off to college, jobs, marriage, children, repeating the great life-cycle traditions, while always returning to visit. Besides being a fine artist and painter, Anne actively supported the fine arts, volunteering, and selling works at Bay Arts (formerly Bay Crafters) in Huntington Park, Bay Village, OH for decades. Anne also enjoyed gardening, golfing, traveling, relaxing with a good book, magazine, or the TV, she and John also enjoyed spectator sports, concerts, plays and musicals, beach picnics, entertaining friends, visiting family next door or across town. John sold the company in the late 1980s and a long and happy retirement began as love-birds Anne with John also became snow-birds, alternating between golf on the north coast and gulf coast (where Anne savored a hole-in-one on a par 3!), enjoying seeing kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids grow, entertaining friends and family while living off their wise investments for a fulfilling retirement. Through their lives, Anne and John were like newlyweds, her classiness, love, patience, and wisdom, while John remained truly in love selflessly doing whatever Anne needed. It is with great sorrow we announce the loss of Anne, an extraordinary woman whom we think of every day: She lived her life consistent with her beliefs in loyalty, civility, golden rule, freedom, patriotism, and kindness, and it is with pride and love that we celebrate her life. Anne will be laid to rest with her devoted husband of 68 years, John (deceased 2013) in Lakewood Park Cemetery, near where Anne and John lived when not wintering in FL. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margaret, brother Joseph Jr., and granddaughter Cynthia Pickering. Anne's loving survivors include her sister, Pamela (FL); her 3 children Susan (MO), Margaret (David, IL), and John Jr. (Gail, NJ), 7 grandchildren Tiffany (Brian, NH), Megan (GA), Ian (Amy), Joshua (Heather), Graeme (Derek, AK), Erica (FL), and 7 great-grandchildren Sabrina (NH), Grace (NH), Natalie (GA), Olivia (GA), Eva (AK), Jackson (AK) and Leonard (MA), loving in-law Jean (CO), nieces Sally Michie and husband Rex (TX), Phoebe (CO), nephew Leonard and wife Maureen (CO) and grand-nephew Michael Weitz and Lyla (CO). Please come and be with family and friends at the memorial service in the sanctuary at Rocky River Presbyterian Church at 21750 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116 on Saturday, May 27 at 3:30 P.M. Contributions can be made in her memory to Bay Arts, various Alzheimer research organizations, Heartland Hospice, or charities of your choice. Please feel free to share your thoughts with family via Johnw@ancoenv.com.

Published in The Plain Dealer from May 23 to May 24, 2017

Susan Weitz, MAPS
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