David Alan Weippert, Sr., 73, of Tewksbury, NJ, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in the Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newark, NJ, David was the son of the late Arthur C. & Mildred Kollmar Weippert. He has lived in Hunterdon County with his family for the past 21 years moving from Minneapolis, MN and Jacksonville, Fla.
David honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1972 and left the service with the rank of Captain. Mr. Weippert retired in 2000 as the Senior Vice President of Information Systems from the Prudential Insurance Company after 39 years of service to the company. A long-time member of the Long Valley Presbyterian Church, David had previously served as an elder, church treasurer, member of the choir and pitcher of the church softball team. Pastor Aaron Nagel of the LVPC has lovingly referred to David as the “Patriarch” of the church. For each of the past 14 years, David faithfully served with his grandchildren in mission to the Dominican Republic through the Foundation For Peace. In addition to his church activities, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, working on a good crossword puzzle, cheering on the New York Yankee’s and bible studies. David served on the board of missions of the Foundation For Peace and was the Treasurer of the American Veterans Association of Washington Township, Post 1776.
David is survived by his loving wife, LaVerne Jackson Weippert, Three sons; David Alan Weippert, Jr. and his wife, Maria, Derek Adam Weippert, Jason Andrew Weippert and his wife, Allie, & his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Weippert. A brother and sister, Lawrence A. Weippert and Janet L. Keck. Beloved Grandchildren; Jennifer, Jackson, Johnathan, Jessica, Alyssa, Hannah, Emily, Harrison, Christian and Andrew. He was predeceased by his daughter Jennifer Alise Weippert in 1971.
Visitation will take place at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, August 17, 2018 in the Long Valley Presbyterian Church, Long Valley, NJ. Interment with military honors will follow at the German Valley Cemetery in Long Valley, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Foundation For Peace, P.O. Box 424, Ironia, NJ, 07845. (www.foundationforpeace.org/donate). Online condolences may be offered to the family at w ww.cochranfuneral.com.
September 12th, 2018 3:41 pm
My condolences to Dave’s family. I always enjoyed working with Dave on projects. He had an infectious smile.
August 21st, 2018 1:08 pm
Dear LaVerne and Family. I was so very saddened and sorry to hear about the passing of Dave. He was a wonderful person inside and out. I will always remember his sincere smile and how he always had such a goodness about him. From the short time I worked for him, you knew he absolutely treasured his family. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Gina Lucarella
August 17th, 2018 7:58 am
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
August 16th, 2018 7:23 pm
I reported to Dave at Prudential in Jacksonville from 1979 to 1981 or 82. He was a good friend and an excellent manager and mentor. I was new to management and I could not have had a better guide to show me the ropes. I learned a lot from Dave. I fondly remember hanging out in his office discussing baseball and swapping stories. It was a pleasure to work for him.
August 15th, 2018 7:17 pm
Dave was a good friend at Stetson, and he will be missed by all. God speed & god bless Dave Spirit. See you down the road.
August 15th, 2018 4:04 pm
Although I only met Dave at our Post 1776 in 1915 I was drawn to his affability immediately.we shared trips to talk with the students in the Long Valley schools each year. I enjoyed sharing stories of our military experiences and how I out-ranked him being an E-4 while he was a mere Captain. He always laughed and told me that I was a piece of work. Daves commradarie on the golf course was always a day to look forward to. To say that I and the other Vets will miss him is an understatement. We are all devastated.
May God raise him up on Eagles Wings and carry him to his heavenly reward. God's speed Dave til we meet again.
Quality Inn Hotel
August 15th, 2018 11:02 am
On behalf of the quality inn we are very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with your family.
August 15th, 2018 9:05 am
So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts go out to Dave's family. Dave was my favorite director. Got to know him when I worked in PruSelect. He was always peeking over your cubical divider to say hi and was very approachable. My fondest memory is when Chuck Anderson and I put together a spoofy video of how we wanted to "Be like Dave." I think it was for his birthday. One of my favorite memories in 20 years at the "rock."
August 15th, 2018 8:22 am
May Thy Lord our God walk between you and David while you are apart one from another. Ken Wilkinson, Sigma Phi Epsilon
Carolyn Robertson Claverie
August 14th, 2018 8:36 pm
To Laverne and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your whole family was a bright spot in my early years at AUMC. With the early loss of my own father, I especially enjoyed "Mr. Weippert"--always funny, always kind. Reading more of his story in the obituary, I'm not surprised by any of it. What a loving, big-hearted man! Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. Love, prayers, and my deepest sympathy to all.
August 14th, 2018 8:23 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful and kind man. He had a kind heart and a beautiful smile. He will missed here and greeted in heaven .
August 14th, 2018 4:49 pm
I met Dave as a freshman at Stetson University in 1962 and have wonderful memories of Dave as a great friend. After decades of no contact, I had the great pleasure in seeing Dave and LaVerne again at fraternity reunions. Then and now, Dave was a person with wonderful human qualities and I am grateful I had the opportunity to know him. My deep sympathies to his family and friends.
August 14th, 2018 3:35 pm
We will miss Dave so much in LV. But for me, I will miss our early morning time together on the porch outside the center in the DR. We had a little moment there most days, checking on each other's sleep, commenting on seeing one another in the night - up, or reading, or whatever. Just a few minutes before others started to awaken. Next summer, I'll be missing him all over again. And the next DeLaRosa family event - he will be missed even more. God Bless all of you. You're in my prayers.
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