Wilbur “Bill” C. Weeks, 95, formerly of Owls Head, passed away at Windward Gardens in Camden on Christmas afternoon.
He was born on May 1, 1925 in Orono, Maine, the son of Donald and Natalie (Vaughn) Weeks.
Bill was a graduate of Morse High School in Bath, a member of the class of 1943. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Maritime Service serving as a Merchant Marine in WWII. After the war, he earned his B.S. degree in Forestry from the University of Maine in 1950. After graduating college, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged in 1954, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
On July 4, 1955 he married Eda F. Fancier.
Over the years he worked as an assemblyman at Bath Iron Works, survey crew with St. Regis Paper Company in Bucksport, and an analytical statistician for Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey. He began his career with The State of Maine in 1958 as a statistician for the Bureau of Budget, and retired as the director of Research & Statistics with the Bureau of Labor in 1980. During his retirement, he thoroughly enjoyed lobstering out of Owls Head until 2012.
In addition to his parents, Bill was deceased by his wife of twenty-two years, Eda, who passed in 1976; and by his brother, Kenneth.
Bill is survived by two sons, Ronald C.Weeks of Jefferson, and Jeffery J. Weeks and his wife Tina of Jefferson; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; as well as a niece and a nephew.
Services and interment will be in the spring at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine 04330.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.