08.03.09

William Earl Weiner

   William Earl Weiner, of 56 Quarry Dock Rd., Branford, beloved husband of Lois Bolton Weiner for 61 years, died at home, Sunday, August 2, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in New Haven, Ct., July 19, 1919, he was a son of the late Rachel and Jacob Weiner. Loving father of Marjorie (Roger) Weiner, Scott (Andrea) Weiner, and Michael (Sheryl) Weiner. Brother of the late Milton, Sherman, Howard, Marshall, Eleanor Kaye, and Virginia Fineberg.  Devoted brother-in-law of Ester Weiner. Cherished grandfather of Mathew, Jonathan, Harold, Joshua, Max, and Ross. Mr. Weiner graduated New York University School of Fine Arts, and served as lieutenant in World War II in China, Burma, and India. He was the owner of Jacob Weiner & Sons and the Tire Center for 65 years, and Past Master of Cosmopolitan Lodge #125. Mr. Weiner was a member of Congregation Mishkan Israel for 62 years, and supported many other philanthropic community organizations.

  Funeral service at the Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden, CT. Wednesday morning at 11. Interment in the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Whalley Ave., New Haven. Period of mourning will be observed at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Weiner, 36 Elderslie La., Woodbridge, CT., 7 to 9 PM through Thursday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Cong. Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden, CT 06517 or Vitas Hospice Care, 1579 Straits Typk., Middlebury, CT. 06762.  The Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven is in charge of arrangements. To sign a memorial book please visit wellerfuneralhome.com.

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14 Comments

  1. Sidney J. Llevine said,

    08.04.09 at 6:10 am

    Dear Lois,
    I have moved to Atlanta GA. so I will be unable to attend Bill’s funeral. I enjoyed him so much. He had a gift of a great memory that he used in the work in the lodge and it was a pleasure to watch him do the degrees of a Mason. He was a wonderful Mason and a wonderful man.
    I cannot leave out the many hours we enjoyed playing tennis together. I am really saddened by his loss but his memory will live with me forever.

    My thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family. He will be greatly missed.

    Sincerely, Sid Levine PM.

  2. Joel Evans said,

    08.04.09 at 6:46 am

    Dear Lois and Family,
    It’s with great sadness that I heard of Billy’s passing. My father Simon and he were good friends and I recall him taking me to the tire center as a young child- Billy was always very kind to me. As a young man i’ll always remember Billy’s swagger on the Colony tennis courts and he would go out of his way to find me sign work. His office was a history lesson with his massive collage of photos on the wall. He was a unique character and i’ll remember him forever. My prayers go out to you and your family-
    Sincerely, Joel and Family

  3. Ralph Correia said,

    08.04.09 at 9:06 am

    Mrs. Weiner, Michael, Marjorie & family,

    My deepest condolences in the passing of your husband and father.
    May God comfort you as your hold his memory in your hearts, and strengthen you as you remember the love and devotion he gave to his family.

    Sincerely,
    Ralph Correia

  4. Robert Brooks said,

    08.04.09 at 10:07 am

    Lois & Family:
    Billy was my mentor at Cosmopolitan Lodge. He encouraged me to run for office and I later became Master. He was always there when I needed assistance during my year. He will be missed by all.

    Sincerely,

    Bob Brooks

  5. jack kanell said,

    08.04.09 at 10:08 am

    jack kanell said, august 4, 2009 lois, my deeepest sympaties for your lost. bill was quite a guy with a great smile and always had a good word for everybody. he and mashe were the backbone of cosmopolitan for years. i was forunate to be raised in l952and to be a part of the degree team with the both weiner brothers. we had many good years together. condolences to the family. sincerely, jack kanell

  6. Robyn and Jefrey Teplitzky said,

    08.04.09 at 4:15 pm

    Thinking of you at this time.

    With sincere sympathy.

    Robyn & Jeff Teplitzky

  7. Peter Panaroni said,

    08.04.09 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Lois and family,

    Bill was a wonderfull man.When I first met him at the tire shop he treated me like we were old friends,yet we had just met.It wasnt till later that we found out that you lived down the street from me.During my wife Sandra’s sickness and her passing you were both so supportive.I am very sorry for his passing and know that he is now at peace and rest. My sympathy to you and your family.

  8. Bobbsie Hertz Rifkin said,

    08.04.09 at 8:50 pm

    Dear Lois, Margie, Scott, and Michael,
    Of course the thing I remember most about your husband/father is his playing tennis at the Colony Beach Club with Sy B.
    Marshall L. and my dad: Aaron Hertz. My dad would have been 96 this past February.
    “Billy”Weiner was always so pleasant when we passed by, and he was a true gentleman. We are sorry for your loss, but find comfort in the knowledge that he lived such a long life surrounded by so many friends and family.
    Fondly,
    Bobbsie(Hertz)and David Rifkin
    Tampa, Florida

  9. MARY JO SHULICK said,

    08.05.09 at 7:27 am

    Dear Lois and Family,

    William will truly be missed. He was a pleasure to take care of and I will truley miss all of you very much. Lois I enjoyed our long talks and I send a big thank you for all your wisdom and I admire you for the loving care you always gave your husband Bill, even at 2am when he woke you up just to check if you were right there. Peace to all of you and know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Mary Jo and the Vitas Family

  10. Frances Calzetta said,

    08.05.09 at 7:53 am

    Dear Family, I am sorry at the passing of BILLY, as that was the name I Knew him by. In this residential /business community Billy was always most cooperative and helped to keep this a fine residential/business community. I will miss him. My sincere condolences..

  11. Joh Georgia said,

    08.05.09 at 12:32 pm

    Dear Mike,
    I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences at this difficult time. I hope warm memories will bring you and your loved ones comfort in the days to come.
    Mosy sincerely,
    Joh Georgia
    (NHRC)

  12. Sandy & Elliott Kerzner said,

    08.05.09 at 9:22 pm

    Dear Lois & Family,
    Our sincere condolences at this time. We have fond memories of Bill ont the tennis courts and Fellowcraft weekends in the Catskills. He always had a smile and a friendly hello.
    Sandy & Elliott Kerzner

  13. Michael and Gwen Kleper said,

    08.08.09 at 8:48 pm

    Bill was a special man, who will always have a place in our hearts. He was one of my role models growing up, and remains the kind of man I hoped to become. I have many fond memories of Bill and Lois’s friendship with my parents over the years. Gwen and I have valued the friendship and love of Bill and Lois throughout our married life. Our deepest condolences to Lois, Marge, Scott, and Michael, and our appreciation that Bill was a part of our lives. We will miss him greatly.

    Michael and Gwen Kleper

  14. GINA MACDONALD said,

    08.11.09 at 9:07 pm

    WHAT A LOVING SPIRIT BILL SPREAD THROUGHOUT HIS FAMILY,EXTENDED FAMILY,COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY. HE WILL BE REMEMBERED AND REGARDED FOR HIS WAY OF BEING. KNOWING HE IS FINALLY AT PEACE WILL HOPEFULLY LESSEN THE PAIN OF HIS ABSENCE. THANK YOU FOR CONNECTING ME TO THIS GUESTBOOK AS I WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE SERVICES FOR BILL.
    FONDLY,
    GINA