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July 2, 2014

Melvin L. Weir

LOCKPORT —

Melvin L. Weir passed peacefully at home on July 1, 2014. Born on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1940, he was the son of Melvin E. and Viola (Goodenough) Weir.
He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Canisius College and his Master's Degree from Niagara University. He was the owner/operator of Weir Accounting Services for 45 years. He also taught Mathematics at DeSales High School and Business/Accounting classes for 30 years at Newfane Senior High School. Mel, a deeply religious man of faith, was a member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, where he proposed to and married his loving wife, Joyce. His service activities included serving on the Lockport Hospital Board and counseling children and teens through Father Baker Service in Buffalo. He was active in NYSUT (New York State United Teachers), NTA (Newfane Teachers Association) and National Society of Public Accountants. He believed strongly in faith, family, education and working hard. He had a passion for boating, spending time with family at the lake and cottage in Wilson, listening to good jazz music. Mel was a great storyteller and had quite a sense of humor. He really cared for and enjoyed helping his clients through the years.
His beloved soulmate of 49 years, Joyce, passed away, after a long illness, July 24, 2013. Joyce was beautiful inside and out and often remarked that Mel was the most kind-hearted person she knew. He was the devoted father of Michael (Linda) Weir, Theresa Weir Sallee, both of Lockport, and Judith (Robert) Dockery of Appleton; proud grandfather of Joseph (Kristin) Sallee, Mitchell and Joshua Dockery; great-grandfather of Jack Sallee and one great-granddaughter (birth expected within days). He was the brother of Gloria Hanrahan of Rochester, the late Rosemary Johnston, the late Richard Weir and is also survived by several brother/sister in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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