Marn Amy Weld
Intrepid traveler Marn Amy Weld has moved on, passing away September 11. A recent transplant to NJ, Marn grew up and lived a full and active life in western New York.
Graduating with a degree in Art Education from Buffalo State Teachers College, Marn taught until the arrival of her two daughters, returning to the classroom only when both girls were in school. At age 40, Marn completed her RN at Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and was certified as a Family Planning Nurse Practitioner from the University of Buffalo.
Upon retirement Marn and second husband, Jim Weld, undertook the complete renovation of a home on the shore of Lake Ontario to be close to the slip of a Catalina sailboat that they were on as soon as the ice left the lake in spring.
During the snowy season Marn was an active member of the Niagara Falls Unitarian Universalist Church and reliable docent at the Castellani Gallery at Niagara University. Marn and Jim traveled extensively in the US and internationally. With Jim's passing, Marn continued her travels ,taking full advantage of Elderhostel's (aka Road Scholar) life long learning itineraries on every continent of the world.
At 80, Marn brought her joy to Friend's Village in Woodstown. An avid walker she became a recognized presence in the Borough. Marn participated in all that Friend's had to offer, particularly the sing-a-longs where she knew every lyric.
She was the proud mother of Martha (Daniel) Hogan-Battisti and Susan Hogan; and loving grandmother of grandson, Sam Battisti; Jim Weld's children, Roger (Narisara) Weld, Sabrina (Daniel) Feldman and their children, Christopher Feldman and Simon Feldman. She is survived by a sister, Martha (Wells) Kannair.
Services will be held at dates to be determined in NY and Ohio.
Published on September 14, 2019


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Charles Kannair
Sep 15, 2019
Joyful Memory was purchased for the family of Marn Amy Weld by Charles Kannair.  Send flowers
Rod Fairbank
Sep 15, 2019
I was privileged to know Marn as a Friend of the Youngstown Library and a fellow Porter Democrat. Her energy and enthusiasm touched everyone she knew.
Marcia Kates
Sep 15, 2019
It was pleasure to know Miss Marn. I will miss her at our Oak Tree Chapter DAR meetings.
Roger Weld
Sep 15, 2019
Condolences to my stepsisters Martha and Susan and Marn’s circle of friends and family. Marn’s contributions to the world took many forms - as a passionate activist for human equality, dignity and fairness in her profession as a nurse and in her volunteering. She travelled the world widely through programs designed to enrich her understanding of people, culture, and diversity - and brought these perspectives to improve her community. While our relationship as stepmother and stepson was not always easy, I appreciate her having been a part of my life and wish her love and joy in her next travels.