Lois Moss Weaver
WEAVER: Lois Moss Weaver, age 93, of Pittsburgh was born on April 10, 1923 in McKeesport. After her undergraduate degree in education from West Chester State Teachers College, she married another McKeesporter, Alan Amper (currently of Scottsdale, Ariz.) with whom she raised three children, Neil (Lois), Martha (Richard Coopersmith) and Leslie (Randall Hodgkinson). She took an active interest and enjoyed spending time with her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She traveled extensively with her second husband Charles Weaver and spent many enjoyable summers with his family at Chautauqua Lake, New York. A lifelong learner, Lois believed in the power of an education to fuel a person’s life no matter the circumstances of their birth or the challenges thrown in their path. This deep belief informed her community involvement. She was a co-director of “Call for Action,” a call in resource for people to articulate their problems and be advised of free and low cost legal, business and health organizations available to them. In addition, she produced, researched, and hosted a weekly “KDKA Call for Action” radio broadcast on a wide range of topics. She also oversaw and actively incorporated Pennsylvania State University Interns and created “Ask the Accountant Day,” a format adopted by over 45 radio stations and many television stations nationally. Lois was deeply proud of her heritage. In her work for the National Council of Jewish Women, she developed the questionnaire and interviewed Jewish Immigrants to preserve their stories. The project spawned a publication of “By Myself I’m a Book” for which she was a contributing author. Moss thought Pittsburgh was the coolest place. With her family and friends (some from her kindergarten class), she attended museums, concerts and lectures. Recently, she was an enthusiastic Pitt Osher School student and a committee member of the Jewish Film Festival. She also spent winter months in Florida visiting with her brother Richard Moskowitz. She greatly appreciated the kindness she received from family, friends, and members of the larger community that allowed her to maintain the independent life style she cherished. Lois Weaver’s fundamental understanding of the importance of family and her bright and inquisitive mind lives on in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.