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Michael B. Weir

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Maj. Michael B. Weir, J.D., USMC of Greenwich and New York City died on March 20 quickly and peacefully surrounded by family and his minister. A military funeral will take place at the Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich at 2:00 on Saturday, April 11 with a reception at Greenwich Country Club. Calling hours will be at Leo P. Gallagher's Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich from 5:00 - 8:00pm on Friday, April 10. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.


Mike was born February 23, 1925 to Milton...

Maj. Michael B. Weir, J.D., USMC of Greenwich and New York City died on March 20 quickly and peacefully surrounded by family and his minister. A military funeral will take place at the Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich at 2:00 on Saturday, April 11 with a reception at Greenwich Country Club. Calling hours will be at Leo P. Gallagher's Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich from 5:00 - 8:00pm on Friday, April 10. Burial in Arlington National Cemetery will take place at a later date.


Mike was born February 23, 1925 to Milton and Lillian Weir in New York City. His wife Deborah Jaynes Weir, three children (Dr. Matthew Weir of Baltimore; Mary Michaela Skalniak of Chicago; Mark Weir of San Diego), one stepdaughter (Caitlin McConoughey of Stamford) and six grandchildren (Matthew Ryan Weir, Lauren Weir, Jacqueline Weir, Courtney Weir, Kerry Weir, Catherine Weir) survive him. He was predeceased by his first wife, Audrey "Didi" Weir.


Maj. Mike Weir served in the U. S. Coast Guard Auxillary and Reserves, and in the U. S. Marine Corps. during WW II and the Korean War. His WW II tours of duty included Iwo Jima and Nagasaki after the explosion of the second atomic bomb. His Korean tours included the Chosin Reservoir for which Maj. Weir was awarded a Purple Heart. In 1953, he was one of the five best marksmen in the Marines. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.


He graduated from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania; the latter conferred up on him the degree of L.L.B. - now known as a Juris Doctor. He was a partner at Chadbourne & Park in NYC until 1997 after which he affiliated with Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan in Greenwich.


He was a Governor of the Greenwich Country Club, a member of the Cos Cob Gun Club, The Pilgrims of America and the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich.


Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project -
www.woundedwarriorproject.org
To leave an online condolence visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com.