Judson Aaron Read Weaver, 57, of Jersey City, NJ, peacefully passed away on April 1st, 2023, surrounded by his closest loved ones, after suffering a sudden brain hemorrhage a few days earlier.
Jud will be fondly remembered by those who knew and loved him for his humble decency, kindness, quirky sense of humor and fascination with the intricacies of people and nature. He was a child of the Midwest, born in 1966 in Cleveland, OH to Ruth Anne and John Weaver, who grew up primarily in Brainerd, Minnesota, where he loved fishing, boating, and lighting fireworks over the lake. He graduated from Brainerd High School in 1984 and studied English Language and Literature Arts at Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude after writing an honors thesis on the short stories of John Updike. This led to a lifetime pursuit of collecting the author’s works. After a period working in the private sector, Jud attended the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, earning his MBA in 1996. Throughout his career in the financial service industry, Jud specialized in operations and logistics, serving as an executive for BlackRock and Deutsche Bank. Jud was in his office at Deutsche Bank on 9/11 where he assisted in the building evacuation and supervised continuity of operations activities.
In recent years, Jud provided advice and assistance to multiple firms on risk management and transactional oversight. Jud had innumerable interests and hobbies, all of which he took on with great passion. Like his parents and sister, he loved cooking and international cuisine. Most recently, he was working his way through a book of culinary traditions from the Middle Ages. He also loved gardening, sculpting bonsais as well growing a wide range of plants from seed (or expatriating them back to New Jersey from various travels). Recently, he was taking classes locally in paleobotany and reconnecting with a historical love of science through food, travel, and biology. His exotic travels included journeys crossing the Blue Nile in Eritrea in a dubious boat, wandering through Roman colosseum ruins deep in the Sahara, searching through markets for family gifts in Tunis, Algiers, and Addis Ababa, and rumbling across Siberia and Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Jud also made the arduous hike to Sperry Chalet in Montana’s Glacier Park. Jud had a wry and endearing sense of humor that did not hesitate to push boundaries. He would chuckle at the notion of dying on April Fool’s Day — “I guess the joke’s on me.”
Throughout his life, Jud was both a foundation of support and a source of great pride for his family. He was a loving and dedicated son, brother, husband, and father.
He is survived by his wife and partner in life, Carol Losos, his children Jackson, Calvin, and Tessa, his mother Ruth Anne, and sister Amanda. Extended members of the Weaver and Losos families loved Jud dearly and are deeply saddened by his passing.
Jud’s towering legacy is the three children he raised with Carol. Jackson, Calvin, and Tessa are heartbroken at their loss, but reflect all the goodness, character, wit, and intelligence of their father and his spirit will live on in them.
In an act of kindness and generosity consistent with his entire life, in his final days, Jud gave the gift of life to those in need of organ transplants.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 beginning 10am at the United Synagogue of Hoboken, 115 Park Ave., Hoboken, N.J, with Rabbi Robert Scheinberg officiating, with a visitation Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, 1pm-4pm at 240 Ogden Ave., Jersey City, NJ.
Zoom Link (Wenesday, April 5th, 2023)