In Loving Memory of Karl H. "Weggy" Wegforth

Karl H.

Karl H. "Weggy" Wegforth

Dunmore, 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.

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Roseann Simpson
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Re: In Loving Memory of Karl H. "Weggy" Wegforth
Reply #17 on : Wed February 08, 2017, 16:03:36
I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Marie Frable
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Weggy
Reply #16 on : Mon January 30, 2017, 15:55:12
Donna and family I am saddened to hear the passing of Dear Weggy. He has a great sense of humor and the biggest smile. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kayla Budash
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Uncle Karl
Reply #15 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 18:45:43
My heart is broken for you all. He was like my second Father to me and I will miss him more than words can say. I wish I could be there with you all and say goodbye. You are in my thoughts and prayers - I love you all xo.
Diane Raniella Delvecchio
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Condolences
Reply #14 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 17:52:18
My condolences to the family. Karl was a classmate of mine and very well liked. Gone too soon! He will be truly missed by all but will remain in our hearts and around Dunmore, pa. Rest in peace Karl.
Diane Raniella Delvecchio
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Condolences
Reply #13 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 17:52:01
My condolences to the family. Karl was a classmate of mine and very well liked. Gone too soon! He will be truly missed by all but will remain in our hearts and around Dunmore, pa. Rest in peace Karl.
William Burge
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Re: In Loving Memory of Karl H. "Weggy" Wegforth
Reply #12 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 16:01:00
Old Friends. Karl may you rest in peace.
Eric Witkowski
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Rest in peace.
Reply #11 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 14:35:17
Rest easy Karl. Condolences to the family.
Michael & Patrice Sinkevich
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Karl
Reply #10 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 13:35:59
Donna, Karl Jr. & family,
We are saddened for your loss, Karl was a great guy with a heart of gold! All of you are in our thoughts and our prayers. May he rest in peace!!
Louis J. Genovese
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Karl Wegforth
Reply #9 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 13:19:22
Oh my God. I am so surprised by your passing. We grew up and went to school together most of our lives. I will miss your facebook posts. I will miss you my friend. Dunmore will never be the same because other people and your colleagues do not have to passion you had. Rest in Peace. God Bless. See you on the other side.
Gay Smith
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Re: In Loving Memory of Karl H. "Weggy" Wegforth
Reply #8 on : Tue January 24, 2017, 11:49:04
Weggy always had a smile! My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Rest in Peace.
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