From Alden Robbins, Vice President/Sales Manager, Robbins Lumber comes this news:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Weaver on Sunday October 25th. George grew up on a farm in rural Washington Maine, and learned hard work early on. A skilled Baseball player, he was known for his toughness and strength on the diamond. A veteran of the Vietnam war, George saw heavy action as a Tank Commander and was wounded more than once. Freshly back from his Tour of Duty, George met Jim Robbins Sr. playing Town Team Baseball, where Jim was impressed by George's honesty during a disputed call. Jim went up to him after the game, and when he learned he had just got back from Vietnam, offered him a job at the mill. That was September 12, 1969, and it started what would be a 41 year career. George started off working in the planing mill, and worked his way up through the company as a Forklift operator, Truck Driver, and various other jobs until he came to be Sales Manager, where he remained for the majority of his career. George retired in 2011, two month shy of his 42nd work anniversary.
George was a skilled lumber trader, and loved to dicker with his customers, many of whom he would keep entertained with his many stories of his adventures riding his motorcycle on cross country journeys. In addition to Motorcycles, George had many passions outside of work, mostly involving small jobs and projects. He was very mechanical, built seven houses, was a good welder and mechanic. George set an example of a hard worker, who was brave, tough as nails, but fair. He will be missed by those who knew him.
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