- Martha 'Marty' Weaver, 77, of Belfast, passed away on February 13, 2018, in Bangor. Marty was a woman of incredible energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and resilience. She will be sorely missed.
Marty was born in Wyoming, Ohio, on October 22, 1940, to the late Bruce and Virginia Strain. During her childhood she spent many happy summers at Merrymeeting Camp near Bath, Maine. She graduated from Wyoming High School where she began her athletic foundation in tennis and basketball. She earned a degree in history from Carleton College in Minnesota, and remained an avid reader of history, politics and current affairs. She later earned a Master's Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marty was a dedicated children's librarian throughout her life. She was the Lincolnville Elementary librarian for over a decade, where she organized celebrations of Dr. Seuss's Birthday, conducted reading groups and championed the school garden.
Marty loved the outdoors, and lived in Montana for over 25 years with her then-husband, Theodore Weaver. There she raised two children, served as a school board member, and was integral in the foundation of an alternative school, and a cultural center in her community. Searching for fresh adventure, Marty moved to Belfast in 1997. In addition to her work with Lincolnville School, she embraced hiking, gardening and kayaking. She was also a true political and environmental activist.
Marty was predeceased by her parents and her brother-in-law, John Thomas Weaver. She is survived by her son, Theodore, and daughter, Molly, and her son-in-law, James Nichols; her siblings, John Strain, David Strain, and her twin brother, Stephen Strain; her grandson, Liam Nichols, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
All her friends and acquaintances of any kind are invited to Marty's memorial service that begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast, Maine, with a somewhat informal memorial service at 5. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picture of Marty to share.
Published on  February 17, 2018