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Calvin Eugene Weyers
July 11, 1954 ~ July 28, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Calvin Eugene Weyers, 69, died on July 28, 2023 of a glioblastoma at his home in Delanson.
Born in the Panhandle of Nebraska, Calvin grew up on the Mirage Flats Irrigation Project south of Hay Springs, the fourth of eleven children. On a family farm, life was rich – hard work in the fields and raising cattle and rambunctious play with siblings and neighborhood kids. It was here he developed his lifelong love of a good practical joke. He attended a one-room schoolhouse until 8th grade, when he traveled to Hay Springs for high school. Eager to see the world beyond Nebraska, he earned an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy and graduated to serve five years as an officer.
Calvin was a gifted athlete at both football and track, excelling in high school and setting records and advancing to a national track competition as a cadet. He competed all four years at the New England Track Championships, was a team captain his 1st Class (senior) year, and continues to hold the CGA record in the 440 yard event, indoor and outdoor.
He lived across the U.S. for Coast Guard assignments on the Westwind icebreaker out of Milwaukee and in Cleveland and Galveston. He completed a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and moved to Bremerton and Port Orchard, Washington for employment at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. His family settled in Delanson, New York to be close to elderly in-laws in Connecticut. A licensed professional mechanical engineer, he worked for defense contractors General Electric, Westinghouse, and Bechtel, and for Metweld and Lucia Specialized Hauling.
He leaves behind his wife, Jane Bystry, three daughters, Amanda (Weyers) MacDonald, Alexis Weyers, and Eva Weyers, three brothers (Rick, Tim, and Paul), six sisters (Lorinda Elson, Alynn Brodine, Marcia Estrada, Cammy Horn, Amy Snyder, and Anna Taylor), and many friends in New York and northwestern Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his brother Kendall and parents Leo and Idonna (Frandsen) Weyers.
Science toys and experiments were a passion he enjoyed sharing with others. He served as a mentor to gifted students in Schenectady public schools and brought experiments to Duanesburg Days with Christ Episcopal Church. His life was enriched by the Christ Church community and ended peacefully thanks to Community Hospice. If you feel moved to do so, a gift in his memory to the Community Hospice Foundation, 310 South Manning Boulevard, Albany, 12208 (www.communityhospice.org/donate) or the Restoration Fund for Christ Church, P.O. Box 92, Duanesburg, 12056 (www.christchurchduanesburg.org/) would honor his life.