Cuba – James Karl Weatherley "Loving Father, Grandfather, & Brother"
James Karl Weatherley, of 5921 County Road 7D, formerly of Olean, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Olean General Hospital, following a short illness.
Karl was born on May 2, 1944 in Olean and was a son of Leslie and Nina Wilber Weatherley. On May 13, 1967, he married his wife of 40 years, Margaret E. Robinson, who predeceased him on December 11, 2007.
Karl served in the US Army from July 30, 1962 to July 29, 1965. He started working for Clark brothers in 1965. Karl worked in various positions at Clark Brothers & Dresser Rand in the Foundry, Fork Lift & Truck Driver, Crane Instructor, as well as a Crane "Hooker" and operator. He retired from Dresser Rand, after 42 years, in 2007. Karl was a member of the Cuba American Legion and the St. Stephen's Club in Olean. He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR, as well as helping his son Jim, with his racecar.
Karl is survived by; 4 children, Debra A. (Chris) Armijo of Batavia, Robin D. (Aaron "Pete") Adams of Black Creek, Howard L. (Michele) Weatherley of Richardsville, VA, and James R. (Amy) Weatherley of Cuba; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and 3 siblings, Paul (Joyce) Weatherley of Hinsdale, Geraldine Blade of Salamanca, and Dorothy Guerin of Hammondsport.
Along with his loving wife, Karl was predeceased by 8 siblings, Robert, Raymond, Laverne, Gerald, and Daniel Weatherley, Martha Hollamby, Pearl Brown, and Virginia Weatherley.
A private graveside service will be held at the Mt. View Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Daniel L. Auvil, Elder at Sacred Temple in Olean, will officiate. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post #892 Ritual Team. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York 14760.