Arthur Jon Weeks
May 18, 2014
Arthur J. “Skip” Weeks, 74, of Scranton , passed away peacefully at Geisinger Community Medical Center. His wife of 54 years is the former Ethel A. Hartman.
Born in Scranton, son of Anne Kobal Weeks and the late Paul A. Weeks, Cape Coral, FL. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Lackawanna Junior College and served honorably in the United States Air Force playing multiple instruments in the band. He worked in sales and music until retirement and was an accomplished photographer. He was an Elder in the former Petersburg Presbyterian Church.
Skip was a life-long baseball enthusiast, a well-respected coach of East Scranton Baseball for 19 years. He was the kind of coach that wanted the kids to learn the game and have fun. Hobbies included model and full-scale railroading, crossword puzzles, and he had a heart for animals, especially his “grand-puppies” and rescue cat, Spooky. He was an avid reader with a wealth of knowledge. He received a certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for voting in every election since eligible to vote.
As a donor, he gave two people the gift of sight.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard A. Martin and Mary Solomon of Geisinger for their exceptional care.
Also surviving are his four children: David and wife April, Dunmore, William and wife Friday, Dunmore, Robin Sharr and husband Phil, Avoca, and Laurel Verchuk and husband Chris, Scranton; six beloved grandchildren: Larry Deskins, Jason Weeks, Matthew Sharr, Jenna Sharr, Taylor Serpe and Eli Verchuk and sister Susan Ratzel and husband Barry; aunts and cousins. He will be deeply missed by all.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, May 24, at Hope Church, Moosic with visitation from 12 pm until time of Service.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Church, Cee-Kay Complex, 4951 Birney Ave. (Rt.11), Moosic, PA 18507.
Arrangemnets have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.