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Ashland County Park District commissioner Tom Kruse, center, dedicates the Sam Weyrick Memorial Bridge this evening (Friday, Sept. 19) at the Ashland Fire Company Nature Cabin. Sam, who served as GMAS Ashland County representative and worked tirelessly volunteering for the Park District, Pheasants Forever and other organizations, passed away last weekend. His friends and family gathered Friday to honor him and share memories at the Ashland Fire Company Cabin. ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
IMPORTANT: Sam Weyrick memorial service CHANGED TO FRIDAY.
There will be a gathering of friends for Sam Weyrick 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.
Board members observed a moment of silence for Sam at Tuesday's board meeting.
Obituary from the Ashland Times-Gazette:
SAMUEL R. WEYRICK, 65, ASHLAND
Samuel Raymond Weyrick of Ashland died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at home.
He was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Ashland, the son of Paul Milton Weyrick and Margaret Fehl Weyrick.
After graduating from Ashland High School in 1966, Sam attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry in 1970.
Sam worked at Brookside Golf Course as supervisor of grounds, retiring Jan. 31, 2002.
He was active in the Boy Scouts as a summer camp instructor and a troop leader.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ashland.
Sam was an avid collector of Native American artifacts and became a regional authority on history and culture. He offered enrichment programs to area public school systems.
In his later years, Sam served as a park commissioner for Ashland County Park District. As commissioner, he helped to acquire funding for land acquisition and to set up education programs and nature walks.
He is survived by a brother, Thomas M. Weyrick, of Staunton, Virginia, and two nieces, Tiffany Kay Weyrick of Seattle, Washington, and Angela Marie Weyrick (Darin) Dean of Monterey, California.
A gathering of family and friends will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2014, at Ashland Fire Cabin Nature Center, 1498 Ohio 511 South, Ashland.
Contributions may be made in memory of Sam Weyrick to Ashland County Park District, 432 Center St., Ashland, Ohio 44805. ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
GMAS mourns the loss of Sam Weyrick, a man who delighted in bringing people to nature and nature to the people. ... See MoreSee Less