William Weist

Obituary of William Maxwell Weist

William Maxwell Weist, 53, of Lansdale, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 1, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Wendy (Skowlund) Weist to whom he was married for over 27 years.

Born May 7, 1967, in Lexington, KY, he was the son of Dr. Richard M. and Marjorie W. (Whitenack) Weist of Fredonia, NY. Mr. Weist earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bucknell University in 1990.

Bill cared deeply about others.  He loved music and would find a song, phrase, or tidbit of advice that would fit an issue.  He was passionate about his beliefs and had many heated debates on Facebook.  When Bill latched onto something, he didn’t do it from the back row, he was front and center.  When Joshua joined Cub Scout Pack 397, Bill stepped up and became Cub Master. In December of 2017, he was sworn in as Scout Master to Troop 141, where he helped the boys become men as they learned their skills going up to Eagle rank. 

Bill had an incredible work ethic.  As one of his co-workers shared, he didn’t look for the Band-Aid approach to fix an issue.  He dug into the root, found the core problem, and researched until he found the correct answer.  Once an issue was resolved by Bill, it was done.

His biggest love was home. He cherished family game nights to Sunday church services and lunches to staying involved in the kids’ activities with scouts, musical performances, sports, always cheering from the sidelines. He lectured with love and advice, always striving to help them to do their very best.

Bill loved big. He lived big. And he gave big.  He was genuine in his care for others. He was deeply invested in his community volunteering.  When he cared about something, he was all in. He was a “life changed by Christ.”

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children, Joshua M. Weist and Rebekah J. Weist, both of Lansdale; his sister Jean Brummer and her husband, Gregg, of Phoenix, AZ; and 12 nieces and nephews.

The celebration of Bill Weist’s life will be on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 11 am at LCBC-BranchCreek, 100 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 19438. Service will be held at a later date once the restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Boy Scouts, Scout Troop 141, c/o Heidi Stark, 112 Weston Court
North Wales, PA 19454 or to the children’s ministry at LCBC, 2392 Mount Joy Road, Manheim, PA 17545. Online condolences will be greatly appreciated at www. RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com

Tuesday
4
August

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
LCBC- Branch Creek
100 Main Street
Harleysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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