Obituary, John Michael Weir

John Michael Weir, lovingly known to many as “Boober”, 55 of Pawling, NY passed away on March 29, 2024 after a hard fought battle against cancer.

John Michael was born on November 28, 1968 to John and Kathy Weir in Poughkeepsie, NY. He worked for many years as a mechanic and heavy machine operator. He was often called upon for his mechanic skills to the driveways and roadsides of countless family and friends.

In the early 1990’s he met Cheryl at the Whaley Lake Inn. After some time and convincing, she agreed to date him and the two were married on June 22, 1998 in Lake George, NY. He became not only a husband, but a father to Cheryl’s two boys, Thomas and Danny Usher.

John Michael loved spending his time with family and friends. He loved to work on cars, shoot pool and sit outside his house on the corner, keeping an eye on the neighborhood. John Michael had a love for animals and was as loyal to his numerous dogs as they were to him.

Fiercely loyal, always protective, quick witted and a professional at keeping everyone on their toes, John Michael lived more than 9 lives. He was stubborn from the start and remained true to himself until he took his last breath.

Whether it was listening to Garth, watching a race or hanging out at the tavern, you could always count on him for his famous Boober-isms. “Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato”, “Roxanne, turn on the red light”, and “Chutes and Ladders”, just to name a few. The only thing larger than his iconic personality was his heart and empathy for others.

John Michael was predeceased by his grandparents, Caroline and Michael Donahue, and John and Anna Weir. His cousin, Debbie Wern, beloved mother-in-law Barbara Hauser and father-in-law Nicholas Tramonti.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Marie Weir, two sons Thomas and Danny Usher. His Parents, John and Kathy Weir. Siblings Carol Sue (Steve) Bishko, Linda Blood (Scott Brady), Angela (Kenny) Parchinski, Joe (Lauren) Weir. Sister-in-law, Chickie (Jamie) Gelardo. His adored nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held at Horn & Thomes, Inc Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY. Wake hours are on Tuesday April 2, 2024 from 4:30-8:00 pm with a funeral at the funeral home on Wednesday April 3, 2024 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Pawling Cemetery.



Author: Harlem Valley News