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WEAVER, JR., LEO PAUL
WEAVER, Jr., Leo Paul Born in Houston, Texas on October 12, 1943. He pursued his studies in electrical engineering at the University of Houston, graduating in 1967, with a bachelor of science. In 1973, Leo commenced a more than three-decade long career as an electrical engineer with the Federal Civil Service, United States Air Force. In this capacity, he worked at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; the Pentagon; and Edwards Air Force Base, California. Leo's work at Edwards culminated in his position as Base Energy Manager, in which he pioneered the Air Force's use of large-scale renewable energy. He received much recognition for this work, including the Environmental Protection Agency/ Department of Energy Award for Green Power Leadership, and the Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management both in 2004. When not busy with his desk job, Leo maintained an avid self-taught interest in music. He was particularly known for his bluegrass banjo and fiddle playing, performing as a member of several Antelope Valley bands over the course of the last few decades. Throughout his life, he remained true to his roots, calling himself an 'old South Texas country boy.' Leo was preceded in death by his father, Leo Paul Weaver, Sr., his mother, Jacqueline (McAllister) Weaver, his daughter, Sarah (Weaver) Ives, and his brothers, Sam and Charles Weaver. He is survived by his children, Heather, James, and Johnny Weaver, his sister, Kathy (Weaver) Mannino, and his grandchildren, Ashley Jordan Ives, and Adi and Linus Weaver Alroy. Remembrance service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in the back yard of 48059 93rd St. West. Friends/colleagues welcome.

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