Michael Anthony Weygant , a Newburgh Resident, Dies at 57
Michael Anthony Weygant was born in Newburgh to Andrew and Mary (Rand) Weygant on August 14, 1959. He recently retired after 20 years in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District as Senior District Painter, a job he loved to go to every day. Some of the Best People he knows worked with him over the years, especially his work partner, Joe Finnizi who he loved like a son and Joe Amonds who was an angel on his back for the last years of Mike’s life. They made him feel so good many times over! As a young man at 17, he joined the Newburgh Painters Union so he could paint on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge with his brothers. They were all well known for the saying “Nothing too low, nothing too high!” He then went on to work at Indian Point Power Plant. Mike specialized in sand-blasting at many steel work factories including Danscamer, Pichinny Arsenal, West Point and Charles Point to name a few. Mike started painting roofs, gutters and chimneys, and for extra cash his Dad and the Boys would put up TV antennas. Mike had a long career in painting that lasted over 40 years.
He leaves behind his Mother, Mary Frances Weygant; his sister, Jean Marie Farrall of Long Island; his brothers, Larry Weygant of Auburn, NY, Thomas (Foxy) Ruud , and his younger brother, Eric Weygant of Long Island; his very special nephew, Craig Stewart who stayed by his side the last years of his life and took very good care of him, his nephew Christopher Farrel; Aunts, Patricia Palkovic and Evelyn Ruud; Uncle, Joseph Ruud; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and his step-son Anthony Cosmen of Newburgh.
He was predeceased by his father, Andrew (Gumpy) Weygant, his baby sister, Lula Mae (Stewart) Weygant, brothers, (T.J.W) Thomas Weygant and Andrew (Gump Jr.) Weygant, his beloved Dog, Bella who he loved very much, and many loved family members over the last 10 years.
To visit Mike go to Brooks - his longtime friend who has tended to his family’s needs for many years. There is no better place to spend your final resting place for family and friends to gather.
Visitation will be held from 2-4:30 pm on Saturday, July 8, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Celebration of Mike’s life will begin at 4:30 pm. On Wednesday, July 12, Mike’s remains will be inurned in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor.
Obituary written by Michael A. Weygant himself.