North Huntingdon woman was avid golfer, beloved teacher
Carol Weiss was at a restaurant when she overheard a man bragging about having shot a hole-in-one at the golf course that day.
Her name was Carol Lenhart then, and an avid golfer herself, she struck up a conversation.
The man was David Weiss, and it was his lucky day in more ways then one. The couple eventually married and were together 35 years.
Carolyn “Carol” (Lenhart) Weiss of North Huntingdon died Tuesday, June 19, 2019, at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was 87.
She was born October 10, 1931, in Circleville, to the late J. Rush and Ruby (Davidson) Lenhart. In high school, she was a good student and a cheerleader.
Her older brothers bought her a horse named Dolly that she took to horse shows, where Dolly once won a ribbon, recalled her younger brother David Lenhart. Her love of riding continued the rest of her life.
David Lenhart described his sister as a straight shooter, friendly, but always ready to tell it like it is.
“She didn’t take a lot of guff,” he said.
Mrs. Weiss graduated from North Huntingdon High School in 1949 and attended Burroughs Business School.
She was the organist for the former Bethel United Presbyterian Church and a Sunday school teacher. Her brother remembered going to church with his mother and watching his sister practice the organ.
She worked for the National Supply Co. in Pittsburgh, but eventually, she decided it was time for a change in career. She got her bachelor’s degree from Muskingum College in three years and went on to teach at the Gateway School District for 17 years. Her students remembered her as being tough but fair, her brother said.
“Even though she was strict, no funny business, they thought a lot of her,” he said.
She enjoyed being active. Golf was her favorite. She and her husband were longtime members of Hannastown Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association. After her retirement, they traveled the country to visit different courses.
She also played tennis and rode horses.
She was beloved by her family, including her six siblings.
“She was always there in the family, ready to give a helping hand,” David Lenhart said.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Weiss.
She is survived by brothers David Lenhart and his wife Maxine and Paul Lenhart and his wife Pat.
At her request, there will be no viewing and entombment was private. Arrangements were handled by the William Snyder Funeral Home, Memorial contributions can be made to the Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care Fund.
Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .