SCARBOROUGH — Warren Weeks, 78, passed away at Gosnell House in Scarborough Oct. 27, after a battle with chronic lung disease and myelodysplastic anemia syndrome. Born to Flora Johnson Weeks and Lewis Clifford Weeks of Portland, he lived in the Stroudwater area during his childhood.
Weeks graduated from Deering High School in 1955, and from Maine Vocational Technical Institute, currently Southern Maine Community College, certified in building construction. He was in the Army National Guard and Air Force National Guard for several years.
On May 2,1959, he married Anne Tirabassi, to whom he was married for 56 years. The couple lived in South Portland for five years before moving to Scarborough.
Weeks started working with his father at a young age at his father’s company, LC Weeks and Sons, where he became co-owner before he retired in 2001.
Weeks was a fine craftsman and woodworker. His passion was cabinetmaking, and he built custom furniture. He maintained a huge garden and took a lot of pride in his green thumb. He outsmarted many raccoons and groundhogs and harvested a large assortment of vegetables each summer.
Weeks and his wife loved to go camping, graduating from a tent to a small tag along, then a fifth-wheel and, finally, to motor home. Members of the Hiawatha Camping Association and The Good Sam Club, the couple looked forward to taking their grandchildren camping every year at Acres of Wildlife.
Weeks enjoyed square dancing and was a member with his wife of Sunset Squares and Mix and Mingle Square Dance clubs. They traveled with their square dance friends for many years, camping in many places.
Weeks was also a volunteer with the Scarborough Fire Department for over 20 years. He belonged to Black Point Hose Company, Engine 1 and Ladder 2, and his boys followed in his footsteps.
Weeks was predeceased by his parents, Flora and L. Clifford Weeks; his siblings Nellie Small, Betty Luther, Jim Weeks, Richard Weeks and Calvin Weeks; and two sons, Stephen Michael Weeks and Dale Edward Weeks.
He is survived by his wife, Anne; two sons, Bill Weeks of Scarborough and Philip Weeks of Midland, North Carolina; a daughter, JoEllen of Scarborough; eight grandchildren, Pamela and Frank Hennings, Laura Decker, AJ Weeks, Sarah Weeks and Scott Rowe, Katie Pride and Nathan Clive; and five siblings, Marge Collins, Jean Atwood, Don Weeks, Janice Hilton, and Judy Lonstein.
The family would like to thank Krystal and Jay Cuthbert, Sue McLaughlin and Susan Haughton, as well as Hospice of Southern Maine and Gosnell House.
A funeral service was held at Hobbs Funeral Home in Scarborough Oct. 31, with burial following at Black Point Cemetery in Scarborough.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Black Point Hose Co., Engine 1/Ladder 2, 246 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.