Daniel Kory Weckstein of Oakwood, passed away on Aug. 28 after a resilient battle with brain cancer at the young age of 44. Mr. Weckstein is survived by his wife, Kellie; children, Collin and Casey; parents, Donald and Caryl Weckstein; sister, Debbie (Larry) Frank; and brother Jerry (Caryn) Weckstein. Mr. Weckstein was born in Xenia on Sept. 6, 1973. He graduated from Centerville High School, received a bachelor’s of education from Indiana University and a master’s of education from Xavier University. Mr. Weckstein was a beloved teacher, coach and vice-principal in the Cincinnati area prior to becoming the principal of Oakwood Junior High School, where he positively impacted the lives of many students and teachers. Mr. Weckstein enjoyed spending time with his family, coaching soccer, being an entrepreneur, and cheering on the Bengals and Hoosiers. His willingness to help others and put family and friends in front of himself will be greatly missed by all. Memorial donations may be sent to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center (DUMC 3624, Durham, NC 27710), or may be sent to the Resilience Scholarship ( to honor Mr. Weckstein and his family into the future.

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