Arthur Jon “Skip” Weeks

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.



    I was so sorry to hear this news! I knew him when I worked at Deemers the Office People in downtown Scranton (quite some time ago)such a genuine, great guy. Prayers and thoughts go out the family!!!

  2. Susan W. and Barry L. Ratzel

    Skipper, as this time has come I can only reflect back at the great times we had together, growing up. You will be greatly missed all those around you and everyone that you have touched throughout your life. May GOD be with you as you sit with Him. In loving memory, your sister, Susan.

  3. Anne K. Weeks

    May GOD be with the you, your loving mother.

    Anne K. Weeks

  4. Leslie Goleneski

    My prayers are with the Weeks family. Laurel, I am so glad that your father got to know Eli and vice versa. His smile was so big when he was with Eli. God bless all of you.

  5. Susan and Barry

    Although it has been many years since I’ve seen Skip, he obviously had a full life and enriched many others. His service in the U.S. Air Force is appreciated. I trust God will give you and your family comfort and peace during this time of loss. Warm regards and thoughts, Dave Kaetzel, Pensacola, FL

  6. Don Murley

    Ethel, Laurel & Family,
    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Skippy. My earliest memories of him are when I was a kid at Petersburg Church. Ethel, I remember him picking you up after church. I can still see him leaning up against a late fifties Ford with a tee shirt on and a pack of cigarettes rolled up in his sleeve waiting for you. It is the way I always remembered him…had to be around 1960 or so. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. Donnie Williams

    The best baseball coach that I ever played for.

    Thanks Coach for all the evenings and weekends that you spent with the East Scranton Teener League Red team. Thank you to your family for the sharing you and your offerings with the many teams that you coached.

    Rest in Peace.

    Donnie Williams

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