In Loving Memory of Karl H. "Weggy" Wegforth
Karl H. "Weggy" WegforthDunmore, PA March 13, 1953 ~ January 22, 2017 Date of Service: January 26, 2017
Karl H. “Weggy” Wegforth, 63, of Dunmore, died Sunday morning at home. He and his wife, the former Donna Kearns, celebrated 27 years of marriage on July 2.
Born in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Hans and Elizabeth Pfahler Wegfahrt, he was a graduate of Dunmore High School. He was employed as a health inspector and animal control officer for the Dunmore Borough, and has been the owner of the former Weggy’s Bar in Dunmore.
His love and passion for his friends and community were like no other, and his zest for life was infectious. A Dunmore Borough historian, who additionally had great knowledge of the railroad and local history, he was a founding member of the Dunmore Historical Society where as president, he was able to secure various grants to ensure its progress. With his love of nature, which included gardening, Weggy was influential and worked tirelessly in acquiring grants for the establishment of the trails at 1 Reservoir in Dunmore. Just this past summer, he was an instrumental figure in the founding of the first Dunmore Borough Farmer’s Market. Weggy was also one of the founding members of the Delaware Dilemma, and was active in the Waldorf German Social Club, the San Cataldo Club and the Elite Social Club, which hosts its annual Easter Egg Bunny Hunt. He had been John Heil’s right- and left-hand man for over 40 years.
Of all his accomplishments, his greatest were his wife, children and cherished family.
In addition to his wife, Donna, surviving are his son, Karl Wegforth Jr. and wife, Ellen, of Covington; and daughters, Sara Kane and companion, Pete Cupelli Jr., of Covington; and Megan Kane and companion, Jim Williams, of Scranton; grandchildren, Hunter, Eliana and Austin Wegforth, Ciara, Kyle and Alex Cupelli and James and Abby Williams; his brother, William “Chilly” Wegforth, of Dunmore; and his mother-in-law, Dolores Kearns.
He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Kearns.
The funeral will be Thursday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church on the corner of Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street in Scranton.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made to the Karl Wegforth Foundation, c/o FNCB, 102 E. Drinker St., Dunmore.