Last Friday Mary and I were in Mentor, Ohio to pay our respects and honor the life of Helen Weaver who passed away peacefully at her home on September 24, 2014 at the age of 87. Although Helen retired from Stahls’ Transfer Express in 2007, she was a beloved member of the Transfer Express family for many years. In addition to being a kind and nurturing mother and grandmother to her family, we are forever grateful for her contributions in helping to create the strong foundation on which Transfer Express is built. For those of you that don’t know the story, Helen and her late husband, Mark, started their family business, Weaver Screen Print at the ages of 50. Helen served as the office manager and was very supportive of her son Tim’s efforts to develop the best custom transfer printing company in the country. When the company joined forces with Stahls’ in December 1990 and became known as Stahls’ Transfer Express, Helen continued as treasurer until 2007. Sue Wilcosky of Transfer Express reminded me how Helen greeted team members every morning with a big smile and the phrase “Howdy Doody.” According to Sue, “Helen was a stickler for detail and loved her routines. She always ate her meals at the same time and opened the mail at the same time. You could always count on her.” We are thankful to Tim and his wife Sandra, as well as Tim’s brother Rev. Jeffery Weaver, for spending time with us during our visit. Even at this sad time, it was nice to see you all again, and to see how Helen’s legacy of faith and kindness lives on in her six grandchildren, Matthew M., Anthony J., Mary C., Sarah E., John P. and Luke M. Weaver.
Condolences to the entire Weaver family.