Debra “Debbie” Weigel, 66, went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at UPMC Passavant-McCandless. Born April 24, 1955, the daughter of Jack and Frances Cashmere, Debbie graduated in 1973 as valedictorian from Sheffield High School.
Debbie graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA with a BA in English, then later earned her teaching certification from Clarion University. She taught English in the Warren County School District for 23 years,spending most of the years at the Warren High School. She very much enjoyed teaching, especially the small, academicallychallenging AP English classes.
In addition to her parents, Debbie is survived by her husband, Kevin, of 46 years; son Keith and his wife Stephanie of Arlington, VA; daughter Tess and husband David of Mars, PA.; three sisters: Julie (Scott) Duell of Barnes, PA., Jackie (Kevin) Evans of Mt. Airy, MD., Kay (Randy) Eadie of Russell, PA.; one brother; Curt Cashmere of Sheffield, PA.; four precious grandchildren; Mason, Maddie, Clara, and Vivian. Debbie is further survived by numerous sister and brother in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Debbie and Kevin lived and raised their family in Russell, PA. for over 29 years. After Debbie’s retirement from teaching in 2017, they moved to Mars, PA. to be closer to their daughter’s family and enjoy their role as grandparents.
Debbie was an avid reader, particularly after retirement when she did not need to be grading English papers. She also loved her flower gardens and was especially partial to daylilies. Debbie loved the summer vacations at the ocean whether it was a large gathering of the Cashmere family or intimate vacations with the children’s families.
Debbie will be missed by so many, but the biggest loss is to the grandchildren who will miss her teachings, thoughtful gifts, devotion, and the warmth of her love.
Debbie’s family will welcome family and friends on Wednesday, July 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1030 am on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Sheffield, PA with Father Stephen Schrieber as celebrant. Everyone please gather at the church. Burial will follow at the Sheffield Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Warren County Humane Society, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365.
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