George Donald Weisman, age 96, of Laurel, Md passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 7, 2020.
He was born in Baltimore, Md on November 27, 1923 to Caroline Bocher and Luther Weisman. George grew up working on a small farm in Laurel, Md with his mother and stepfather Charles Soper. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served during World War II. After the war he returned home to Linthicum MD where he worked as a conductor for the B&O railroad and then made a career as a locomotive engineer at Ft. Meade Md. It was here that he married his wife of 68 years, Sonta Amelia Falconi and raised their two children, Donny and Diana. During that time, he also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves for 20 years.
George was lovingly referred to by his friends as “Donald” and by his family as “Pop Pop” or “Pops”. He loved trains, farming, gardening, cutting wood, watching Orioles baseball games, and being at home with his family. He was a hardworking, dedicated family man who always put his friends and family first.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents Caroline Bocher, Luther Weisman, stepfather Charles Soper, his wife Sonta Amelia Falconi, his sister Betty Lou Wetzel, brother Warren Soper, and his son in law Robert Ray Cosgray.
He is survived by his son Donny Weisman and wife Sherri, daughter Diana Cosgray, grandchildren Brian Cosgray and wife Kara, Lindsey Mettinger and husband Ryan, Nicky Kaler and husband Ray, Jason Weisman, great grandchildren Ryan (RC) Mettinger, Brooke Mettinger, Garrett Kaler, and Dalton Kaler.
Visitation is on Wednesday, November 11th from 11:30 – 12:30.
Funeral Service will be at 12:30.
Burial following at Union Cemetery in Burtonsville, MD.
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