Michael Lewis Weigand

Michael Lewis Weigand, 77, of Barberton, died peacefully early in the morning Sept. 23, at Summa Hospice in Akron, in the arms of his daughter, Lesley. He was born Dec. 15, 1942 in Barberton, to George Weigand and Pauline (Werner) Weigand. Mike is survived by his wife of 52 years, Caroline (Brendel) Weigand, daughters Lesley Weigand McCauley (Mark), Amy Weigand Griffin (Bill), and Randy Theken, who is like his son. He leaves behind four beloved grandchildren, Megan, Michael, Owen, and Annie and three brothers Anthony Weigand of Brecksville, Richard Weigand of Venice, Florida, and Frederick Weigand of Deltona, Florida. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Weigand was a 1960 graduate of Hoban High School and then went on to attend John Carroll University on a full football scholarship.  At John Carroll, Mike was a star linebacker, helping his team to two undefeated seasons in 1962-63. After college, Mike served his country as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. When Mike returned home, he attended The University of Akron Law School graduating in 1970. Mike was a practicing attorney for twenty years before being elected a Judge to the Barberton Municipal Court in 1989. Mike greatly enjoyed his judgeship and continued to work part time in the Akron Municipal Court even after his retirement in 2007.  While many would not want to work up until the day they died, Mike would want it no other way. Weigand worked hard to find the good in people and understand their circumstances  a trait that served him well not only as a Judge but also as a friend. His generosity knew no bounds and he never met a stranger he considered them just friends he had yet to meet. Mike was proud of his German heritage and loved nothing more than hanging out in his barn with his family and friends. Funeral Mass with full military honors will be held Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at  St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Barberton. Link to Facebook live feed for funeral is https://facebook.com/events/s/funeral-services-for-michael-l/325506352044540/?ti=icl. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Our Lady of the Elms School 1375 W Exchange St, Akron, OH 44313 (https://www.theelms.org/giving) or to St. Augustine Catholic Church 204 Sixth St NW, Barberton, OH 44203 https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/278/0.

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  1. Linda Simko on September 30, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss, especially Lesley, my former student. I held my Dad’s hand when he passed; I told him it was alright to go. “Life is changed, it is not ended.” I’ll send my Guardian Angel to the Mass, & watch it on the the livestream. Stay well & take care.

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