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Ivan Lee. "Ike" Weaver
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10 April 1925 in Ithaca, NY. Ivan was the son of James
E. and Elvira Weaver. He was raised on the family farm
in Ithaca and attended Cornell University after graduating
from Ithaca High School.
Flying was a life-long passion for Ivan who at the age
of 16 received a scholarship for flying lessons. On 3
June 1943, Ivan joined the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Ivan was Honorably Discharged from the service on 2 December
1945 at the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He attended air shows whenever possible and supported
the B-24 and B-29 Squadrons of the Confederate Air Force.
It was an honor for Ivan to be a Confederate Air Force
member on "FIFI".
Music was another important part of Ivan's life. He belonged
to the Musician's Union for many years and played with
several groups for Square Dance Bands. He could play any
instrument that had strings but his favorite was the guitar,
banjo, fiddle and mandolin. During the day he worked as
electrician with Local #241-IBEW in Ithaca. He retired
from the Union in 1975 following 29 years of service.
Ivan was a member of the Trumansburg United Methodist
Church, the Trumansburg Lodge #157 F&AM, the Arthur
E. Boution American Legion Post #770 Trumansburg and the
Trumansburg VFW Post #5498.
Ivan had 7 children, 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Ivan was very proud of his 7 children and their accomplishments.
He was a very loving grandfather whose memory will live
on in their hearts forever.
Ivan Weaver passed away on 9 July 2000 at the age of 75;
buried at Grove Cemetery with full military honors on
12 July 2000.
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