August 14, 2001 - June 18, 2021
Visitation: Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Twp. 2678 Rochester rd.
Service: Blessing Service at Funeral Home Thursday 11;00 a.m.
Emma Grace Weaver
of Jackson Township, passed away on Friday June 18, 2021. Loving angel of Bradley L. Weaver and Amy Marcinkiewicz. Beloved sister of Tess H. Weaver. Beloved granddaughter of Dorlene E. Weaver and the late Roger L.Weaver, Anthony Marcinkiewicz and the late Mary Ann Marcinkiewicz. Beloved niece of Jill Weaver. Also survived by two best friends, Kai and Chloe and many loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Emma was our Emm-Azing little girl. She made our world a better place. She was an angel who walked this earth and made everyone who met her a better person. Her smile warmed our
hearts. Her laugh sparked immediate joy to all those around her.
Emma loved cheese. All kinds of cheese. And if it was on a burger, she relished every last bite.
Emma was the happiest surrounded by her family. Just last week, she said “mom” for the first time. She shared such a special connection with her sister, Tess. The two loved to hug and watch TV in Emma’s big bed of pillows. Emma was a daredevil and had the need for speed with her hair flowing in the wind, whether she was riding in her quad or cruising in her convertible.
Emma was a mermaid. She loved her pool. She learned to swim independently, getting rid of the floaties and swam better than her daddy. She loved racing her nurses, Carol and Kathy, and swimming in the pool for hours. The pool gave Emma mobility and independence. The joyous laughter of friends and neighbors turned ordinary Saturdays into fabulous pool parties, especially with her friends, Kai and Chloe.
She listened to Kai’s knock-knock jokes and told him which ones were bad. She grinned so big while hearing Chloe’s infectious laugh. She loved her teachers, her therapists, bus drivers, aides and all her other caregivers.
Emma also loved her swing and her hot tub. Emma was very popular at her Miracle League baseball games. Everyone wanted to be on her team, probably because she downed cheese balls between innings. We think she liked the snacks better than the game. Emma was a big flirt and a little sneak. If you left your plate unattended, she’d steal something off of it and laugh.
Emma’s disability did not define her. While she didn’t traditionally talk, boy was she loud.
She did a great job communicating with her special device. She especially enjoyed lovingly, cursing at her sister. She could tell us what she wanted to eat, ask for music, and tell us what she wanted to do. Our favorite was when she said I love you, Dad. I love you, mom. I love you, Tess.
We were told Emma would never walk or talk, but we never accepted that. Year after year, she grew, thrived and exceeded expectations. One of our best memories was when Emma took steps on her own.
Emma was a social butterfly. She was loved. She was our Doodle Bug. She made our house a home….a noisy one but a home. She never stopped trying. She pushed herself every day, and she made us all better people. Without uttering a word, she changed our lives for the better. Emma was our superhero with superpowers to change the world. There was something in Emma that the world needed, and everyone who came in contact with her became a better person because of her. She was happy, thriving, and healthy.
When you see hate and turmoil in the world, remember kids like Emma.
Emma changed our world. She was perfection in an imperfect universe. We will never be the same without her, but she will remain in our hearts and memories. Always and forever. We love you Emma.
Family will receive friends Wednesday June 23, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, 724-772-8800. Where a Blessing Service will be held Thursday June 24, 2021 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Austin’s Place, 447 Dinnerbell Road, Butler, Pa. 16002.