Cossayuna – Melvin F. Weaver, Jr. 66, of Cossayuna, passed away peacefully, at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. He was born in Albany and educated at Shaker High School. Son of Melvin Weaver, Sr. of Clifton Park, and the late Luella Williams Weaver. He served his country in the US Air Force from 1972-1978 as a Fire Protection Spec. He worked for Campbell Plastics in Schenectady as a machine operator for many years and then at Owens Corning in Feura Bush for several years before retiring. He liked camping, fishing, hunting, and telling stories. Survivors in addition to his father are his children, Stephanie (Jason) Weaver of Cossayuna, Derrick Weaver of Mechanicville and Vanessa (Carlos) Carerro of Conn., his grandchildren Jasmine, Jeweliana, Janelle, Jacie, Aramis and Zarielle. Brother of Deborah (Ron) Tripp of Saratoga and Robert (Pam) Weaver of East Greenbush, also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 9:00am at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Cohoes. Interment will follow in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes on Tuesday from 4 to 7pm. Friends who wish to remember Melvin in a special way may donate to Operation Adopt a Soldier, 4281 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 in his memory.