Walter W. Weller, Jr., 87: Active community volunteer

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BRUNSWICK — Walter W. Weller, Jr., 87, died April 15 at his residence.  

He was born in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 23, 1922, the son of Walter William and Edna (Renn) Weller.

After attending schools in East Orange, N.J., he graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1946, Rutgers University in 1950, and later received his master’s degree from Harvard University in 1971.

From 1942 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp.  
Over the years, he held several positions in finance with Hoffman LaRoche, Inc., in Nutley, N.J., until he retired in 1977, and later held director positions with other corporations.

While living in New Jersey, he was active in the community, serving as a trustee of Hospital Center, a fund chairman for United Way of Passaic Valley, Essex County Boy Scouts of America, among many other positions.
His accomplishments were recognized by several organizations, and he received awards including the B’nai B’rith Presidential Citation,  the US Capital Cornerstone Medal Award, and the Alpha Tau Omega Reno Achievement Award.
In Maine, he was a member of The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and a member of the Cumberland Club in Portland.

He was predeceased by his wife Christel N. Weller in 1987 and June Buselli Weller in 1996, a daughter, Cheryl, in  1954, and a sister, Mrs. William Fletcher, in 1987.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Doughty Weller; his sister, Betty Clark of Baxter Springs, Kan.; a son, Walter W. Weller, III, of Lexington, Ky., and a daughter, Christel of Long Valley, N.J.; five stepchildren, Barbara Yeager of Monroe, Conn., Susan Swanson of Bath, Ellen Buselli of New York City, John Buselli of Danville, Calif., Michele Smith of Clifton Park, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held in New Jersey at a later date with burial in East Hanover, N.J.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 330 Main St., Brunswick, ME 04011 or to Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.

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