Ross Hugo Weaver was born to David Quartus and Ingrid Othelia (Hugo) Weaver on February 9, 1954, in Wichita, Kansas. He lost his year-long battle with pancreatic cancer and passed away on March 16, 2021 in his Pennsylvania home at age 67, surrounded by his family. He and Anne Marie Spencer were married on October 14, 1978 in Oswego, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Anne, and their daughter, Hannah, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate. He is also survived by brothers David Weaver (Barbara), Aurora, CO, Thomas “Tom” Weaver, (Henrietta Tranum) Falmouth, MA, and Grant Weaver (Santa Mendoza), Groton, CT.
Ross was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Jesse Chisholm Elementary School, Mead Junior High, and East High School (class of 1972). Ross received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 1977, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee in 1980 and completed a Post-Doc fellowship in Pharmacokinetics at the University of Minnesota in 1982. While working at the American Medical Association in Chicago as a Senior Scientist, Ross completed his Master of Business degree at the University of Chicago.
The street Ross grew up on had more than 60 kids on it and every day he could run out and find a game of football, baseball, or kick the can to join. He filled his weekend with such activities despite fighting childhood asthma.
On a rare summer night not spent playing with the neighborhood kids, Ross challenged himself to locate the “mystery man” in a radio contest. Ten-year old Ross convinced his mother to drive him across town for the contest and did in fact find the mystery man and win the prize.
From a young age, Ross was an avid reader, consuming fiction, non-fiction, and subjects related to his academics. In high school, one of his favorite activities was playing Devil’s Advocate during current events class with his friend, Fred Harvey. The two of them always took the minority position, which drove their teacher crazy.
Ross was not only a high achiever academically but was also a good athlete. As he grew out of his asthma, he competed in high school sports, played on the golf team, and earned a letter in wrestling, but baseball was his biggest love.
As Ross graduated high school, his interest in athletics dwindled but his love of books and learning remained throughout his life. Anne remembers as they were dating, how she enjoyed listening to hours of Ross talking about The Teachings of Don Juan as experienced by Carlos Castaneda. The two of them enjoyed scuba diving, skiing, and traveling to new places together, often with friends and family.
In 1998, they were blessed with their daughter Hannah who remains the joy of their lives. Ross doted on his daughter, stopping just before she became too spoiled. One of Hannah’s favorite memories was when Ross pretended that he was a horse and every evening would carry her up the stairs on his back.
Ross also instilled in his daughter a strong work ethic, a trait that he also exhibited throughout his life. After working for two major pharmaceutical companies in the Wilmington, DE area, Ross established the first of four businesses he owned as a partner or sole owner, including Clinical SCORE and Drug Development Insights (DDI).
Ross firmly believed in advocating for patients which resulted in the co-founding of Clinical SCORE. The work done at Clinical SCORE provides a platform on which patients’ voices and experiences during clinical trials can be heard and presented. This ultimately goes toward improving patient resources and experiences. Clinical SCORE will continue his legacy under the same beliefs and goals.
Ross will always live in our hearts remembered as a loving husband, father and brother as well as a fair, kind generous man.
The memorial service time will be LIVESTREAMED ONLY at 12:00PM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from the Longwood Funeral Home & Cremation of Matthew Genereux in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The site login will be announced on this page. ______________________________
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