Date of death: 10/14/2014
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1955
Father Robert J. Weithman, priest with Diocese of Toledo, Ohio age 85, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his home in Fremont, Ohio. The son of George and Clotilda (Alt) Weithman, he was born on February 24, 1929 in New Washington. He has three brothers, Alfred (Dorothy) Weithman of New Washington, Michael (Patsie) Weithman of Chatfield and Allan (Bonnie) Weithman of Punta Gorda, FL. His brother George Jr. lost his life in World War II. He has 14 nieces and nephew and 35 grandnieces and nephews. After attending St. Bernard grade school, he studied for six years at St. Fidelis Seminary in Butler, PA., philosophy for two years at St. Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, IN., and four years of theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati. On May 28, 1955 he was ordained as a priest at Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, by Bishop George J. Rehring. Father’s first assignment was associate pastor at Toledo Rosary Cathedral from 1955 to 1968. From there he was transferred to Mansfield St. Peter from 1968 to 1969. In 1969, he became pastor and had the honor of starting the new parish, Lexington Resurrection, remaining there until 1981. Father was then transferred to Bellevue Immaculate Conception where he was pastor from 1981 to 1992. His last assignment as pastor was at Fremont St. Casimir where he served faithfully until retiring in 2005 when the parish was closed. Father’s guidance in the closing of St. Casimir Parish has brought many blessings to the Fremont Catholic Community through the St. Casimir Foundation which he established. In his retirement he remained very active serving as Chaplain at the Commons of Providence Retirement Center in Sandusky, Ohio where he lived until just recently. Thou art a Priest Forever.