Rev. F. Wayne Weiss

November 25, 1936 ‒ November 25, 2018

Sunbury, Ohio

Rev. F. Wayne Weiss, age 82, died peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Retired Presbyterian minister, Wayne provided 50 years of dedicated service as a pastor, stabilizing many congregations during a change in their pastoral leadership.  He was most proud of his family, serving God, ministering and teaching.  Prior to entering the ministry, Wayne enjoyed his time as a Health and Phys Ed. Teacher and multi-sport coach in the Eden Central Schools in New York State, and was in the U.S. Marine Reserves.  Wayne enjoyed activities such as watercolor painting, gardening, berry-picking and woodworking. Known to family and friends as the “Caretaker of the Irregular Acre in Sunbury”, and as “Duppy” to his grandkids.  He was born November 25, 1936 in Hamburg, NY to the late Harold Wayne and Beulah Frances King Weiss.  He is survived by loving wife of 49 years, Rev. Carol R. Weiss; sons, Christopher B., Brett A. (Terri Stiles) and Lucas R. Weiss all of Sunbury; daughter, Traci C. (Andrew) Thornton of Westerville; adoring grandchildren, Abigail, Evan, Nicholas, Hailey, Makenzie and Chloe; sister, Sally A. Kingston of Massachusetts; cousin, Barb Fraser of Florida. Private family only services and interment.  Contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 in Wayne’s memory.  The Weiss family extends its heartfelt thanks to the staff of Mt. Carmel Hospice, notably Mandy, Carry and Christa.  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Wayne’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Carol and Lucas,
    Although I never met Wayne, I find it providential that my life has intersected with that of both of you.
    Carol, how well I remember your excellent and gifted service and inspiration to students when you worked on the Field Education staff of the Methodist Theological School in Delaware. I was pleased and proud to call you a colleague.
    And how delighted I am to encounter Lucas and his gifts at the Gay Street United Methodist Church — which I love to visit with my daughter, Karen Oehl, as it’s Pastor. As a long time fan of pipe organs, and long time supporter of their importance for churches and church worship, I much enjoy how the skills of Lucas at the console adds much to the worship life of Gay Street.
    Now to both of you I send my condolences — and the assurance of my prayers for all of your extended family. May God provide you the comfort and assurance that often you have promised to others in your years serving the Church.

    Lucas, I look forward to finding inspiration in your music ministry at the Gay Street Church often in he future. Carol, I hope that on some occasion our paths might cross when both of us would be visiting Gay Street.

    Love, Joy, and Peace,

    Bill McCartney

    • Thank you, Bill,
      Luke and I appreciate your kind words and sincere sympathy. We are at peace, as is may it be.
      Carol weiss

  • To Carol and family, I have wonderful memories from Brookwood Church! Sympathy and love to all of you. Wayne had such presence and the gift of leadership. Love and Hugs, Kathy Yoakum

  • Lucas we sincerely send you our deepest sympathy at the passing of your Dad and pray that God’s love and your fond memories will sustain you and your family at this time in life that is not easy. Please know that we who enjoy and appreciate your sharing of your talents at Gay St UMC on Sunday mornings appreciate you, love you, care about you. and share in your grief with deepest sympathy for you and your family. God Bless.
    Larry & Nancy Vail

    • Thank you so very much for your message. I wish that the folks at Gay Street could have come to know Dad. He would truly have enjoyed all of you. Thanks & peace-

  • Dear Carol, Chris, Traci, Brett and Lucas…..

    Memories flow from my heart too you all…..we will hold you up in our prayers during these days ahead. Wayne’s soulfulness will be remembered by many of us as we recount the years and friendship at Brookwood. . So blessed to have you in our lives…Amen!

    • We love you so very much! Brookwood was a wonderful place to start our faith journeys. And you, my dear, are our treasure. Love ya!

  • Carol and family, I am so sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing on to heaven. For him, he’s healed; for all of you, your journey of grief is just starting. If there is anything I can do please let me know. In Christian love Penny & John Replogle

  • Dear Carol,
    My heart goes out to you. Losing a spouse, who has shared life’s journey is tough. Although we are happy for them that they are no longer are struggling with illness, we feel a huge hole in our heart. I believe that our husbands are still with us and we indeed will be with them for all eternity. God has sent wonderful friends and family to carry us down new untraveled paths. You are with me in Spirit. All my love, Barbara Derrnburger

    • Thank you so very much. It gives me peace knowing he and Bonnie and so many of our treasured ones are watching over us!
      Peace to you both.

  • Sincere condolences to The Weiss Family. May God grant you peace & strength at this time.

    Sincerely, John & Karen Burczyk

  • Our deepest heartfelt sympathy is extended to all of the survivors of F. Wayne Weisss, our brother-in-law whose life has led many to Christ Jesus. We celebrate his entry into the Church Triumphant.

  • Carol and Family,
    My most sincere sympathy at your great loss. May your treasure of wonderful memories always bring you comfort.

  • Dear Carol, Chris, Brett, Traci and all the precious grandchildren, I am so blessed to have known Wayne and all of you. Wayne was a gentle giant that always made me smile and laugh. My life was better to have known him and all of you. May the Lord wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace during this sad time. I know Wayne is with our Lord and Savior and I rejoice to the Lord for that. With my deepest sympathy to all of you. With my love, Jona Baer and family.

  • Dear Carol and family,

    Bill and I are so sorry to learn of Wayne’s death. In the time he spent at Eastminster we became very fond of him. His impromptu bible studies on Sunday mornings before church were such thought provoking and stimulating discussions. He would often come in armed with an article cut out of the paper or a story gleaned from a radio program and a free and open discussion would follow, usually filled with gentle humor.

    It meant so much to those of us in leadership roles at Eastminster to have him return to us as an Interim when we were going through our difficult times. His generosity and sense of commitment to our people highlighted his selfless and caring nature.

    Last spring as we were beginning our move to our new “nest” in the chapel at Brookwood, we came upon the pulpit topper that Russ Thoms made for Wayne while he was there, it made the lectern tall enough for him! We all laughed and remembered him so fondly even in the midst of breaking up our “household.” It was healing and strengthening to remember his guidance at that time. He will always remain in our hearts and knowing he is no longer in the world we feel sad but so very grateful to have known him and benefited from his steady and strong faith.

    Condolences to you all, wishing you comfort and closeness as you adjust to your new normal.

    Bill & Marcia Evans

  • Carol and Luke:

    Many thanks for all the memories you and Luke gave to me over the years.

    From discussions with Joyce Searles and arguing (friendly with Luke at the Sunbury Singers.

    Sometimes I wish we still had these things.

    • Thank you, Dan. Wonderful memories for sure. I wish we still had those moments as well! Peace to you.

  • Dear Weiss Family:

    There have been many pastors at Brookwood Presbyterian Church during my time there, and I was a teenager when Rev. Wayne Weiss was our pastor. I loved his sermons and that was the moment I began paying attention in church. He always had humour and life stories. I have fond memories of that time and wish you all peace and comfort during this difficult period.

  • Lucas and family,
    I always appreciated Dr. Weiss stepping in to preach at First Presbyterian in Mount Vernon over the years. May he rest in peace. My sympathies to you all.

  • Dear Weiss Family,

    We are very sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing, and please know our prayers are with your whole family. If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask.

    The Duckwalls, (Darren, Abby, Austin and Dixon)

  • Rev Weiss (Wayne) married Tim and I 31 years ago. We are so sad to hear of his passing. He was and still is my favorite pastor. His sermons were always down to earth and understandsble to all level. He made it relatable and thst has helped strenghten my faith over the years. Although i have not seen him in many years when I think of the pastor that influenced my faith the most it is definitely Rev Weiss.

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of a great man and pastor!

  • Dear Weiss Family,

    We have many special memories of Wayne and your entire family from Brookwood. Rejoicing that Wayne is in the arms of his savior and saying prayers for peace and strength for the rest of you through this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Mary & Martha Fickle

  • Carol, Send my sympathy to you and the extended family. It has been years since I have seen you, but the ties to Rock Hill have bonded us in spirit. I am in touch with Barbara. Sincere sympathy. Barbara Greenlee Ferrell

  • Wayne will be greatly missed. I thoroughly enjoyed conversations with him over the years I knew him. He was very talented in many areas and had a great sense of humor. Your family has been very important to Bette and I. We love you all.

  • Carol and Family, We are sorry for your loss, Deepest Sympathy to all your Family, Sincerely, Rose Ella and Bob Grove.

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Weiss family. Wayne, Carol, Chris, and each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep you always in His loving care.

  • Carol-

    Sincere condolences on Wayne’s passing. I know you’ve cared for him many years and it must surely have been appreciated.

    Your e-mail address has changed so you’re no longer on Linda Bond’s BHS 1960 mailings and I’m sure your classmates would appreciate having your current address. Send it along to me and I’ll see that Linda gets it.

    All the best of wishes, and hope to see you at future class events!

    John Showalter

  • Dear Weiss family,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne (Daddy Wassy as our family called him). He was a great man and I’m sure he will greatly missed by your family. Prayers to all of you.

    Love Rexanna, Bobbie and Austin

  • Dear Carol and Kids,
    Joani and I are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We remember fondly out times in Oxford. You and Wayne saw the Oxford church through a difficult transition with grace, humor and LOVE. Had it not been for Presbyterian “policy” we would have done everything we could to keep you there!
    The only time we’ve Christmas caroled with accordion accompanying us!
    The Weiss family remains in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincerest condolences.
    We love you all,

    Joan and Doug Hoover

    ps On a personal note. Carol we would love to get together. 513-255-7584. we are in Westerville now.

  • Carol and family.

    Wayne was a true inspiration to my family and I as you and he supported our ministry in Pittsburg and beyond.

    The paintings that hang in our home remind us of his gentle and kind spirit

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Randy, Yvonne, Eden (Frye) and Saylor Reed.