Beloved Business Leader Jim Weaver Dies
W.T. Weaver & Sons owner Jim Weaver, 81, died April 24 at Georgetown University Hospital of complications from kidney cancer.
Founded in 1889, W.T. Weaver & Sons opened as a hardware store and is a fourth-generation Washington, D.C., business, providing ornamental hardware and other high-end household fixtures for residential and commercial projects and serving architects, designers, contractors and homeowners. It is located at 1208 Wisconsin Ave., NW.
A wake for Jim Weaver will take place, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 30 at National Funeral Home, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va. A 11 a.m. memorial service is planned for May 1 at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Va. A private burial is set at Oak Hill Cemetery on R Street.
Speaking of his father, Mike Weaver who runs the business with his brother Bryce, said, "He loved everything about Georgetown."
Retired Georgetowner publisher David Roffman learned of Weaver's passing and had this to say about his friend: "Jim was a longtime champion of the mercantile interests of Georgetown, having served for years on the board of directors of the Georgetown Business Association. He is fondly remembered for almost single-handedly -- along with Tim Jackson of Swensen's Ice Cream Parlor and Arnie Passman of the Georgetown Lamp Gallery -- organizing and staging the wonderful Georgetown parades that were held each September as part of the Francis Scott Key Star-Spangled Banner Celebration. Jim and his beautiful wife Peggy were always upbeat and cheerful and a delight to be around. I feel fortunate to have known him."
The Georgetowner will update with additional details as they come it. Look for an appreciation in the May 8 Georgetowner. Visit the Citizens Association of Georgetown's website -- CAGtown.org/OralHistory -- to read an interview of Jim Weaver.