Robert C. Weeks, Sr.
LIVONIA/RED CREEK - Born on January 20, 1925, passed away on July 14, 2019 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his first wife, Catherine (Beamer) Weeks; second wife, Pearl (Orlopp) Weeks; daughter, Ann Beamer; parents, Howard and Fanny (Eaton) Weeks; his siblings, Arthur, Bessie, Mabel, Harold, Donald, Lee, Garth, and Norris; grandsons, Kyle Klump, and David Orlopp. Survived by children, Constance Beamer, Robert C. (Pamela Good) Weeks, Jr., Donald (Tina) Orlopp, Arthur (Sally) Orlopp, Yvonne (Larry) Jordan, Renée (Michael) Drock, and David Orlopp; grandchildren, Kay Ellen (Michael) Bauman, Kenneth (Ann) Klump, Keely (Daniel) Rosica, Kelly Klump, Rachel (James) Bright, Colin (Cara Wardon) Weeks, Barbara Klump, Chris Orlopp, Michael (Amy) Orlopp, Paul Orlopp, Mandy Parrish, Stacy (Josh) Mayzak, Shawn Orlopp (Johnny Volvo), Alani (Dan) Herd, Shawn Frank, Jeremiah Jordan, Douglas Shaw, Frank (Jillian) Drock, Angela (Dean) Barnes, Jonathan (Alicia), Jennifer (Spencer) Garrett, Joseph (Alexis), Jacob Orlopp, Joshua Orlopp, Justin Orlopp, Christopher (Pam) Delaney, Michael Delaney (Jay Johnson); several great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brother Norman (Millie) Weeks; sisters-in-law, Patricia Weeks and Dorothy Weeks; many nieces and nephews.
Robert was a hardworking and honest man that loved his family. He always said he was a lucky man to have had two good wives.
Born in Ontario, NY, Robert grew up in Ontario, Williamson and Marion, NY. He left Marion Central School in 1943 to join the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the heavy cruiser, USS Augusta, flagship of the Western Task Force during the Normandy invasion in 1944. He later attended many annual get-togethers of the ship's crew members. These military experiences and being raised in a large family during the Depression had a large impact on the rest of his life. After WWII, he worked as a pilot of large cargo ships on the Great Lakes. He was a local and over-the-road truck driver for many years in the Rochester, NY region, ending his career at Lyons Transportation Lines.
He was able to retire fairly early, and spent as many years retired as he had working. Not that he stopped working. He spent half the year in Florida north of Tampa, and half in his home and land on Lake Ontario in Red Creek, NY (Wayne County), which was his favorite place on earth. Both homes kept him very busy as he always had many projects planned. He loved playing softball with his relatives and others, and played well into his 80s, winning the Senior Softball World Series with the Big Bend Seniors team in 2000. Both of his spouses were huge fans, and traveled to, and whooped and hollered at all of his games. Both also joined him on his motorcycle riding around the countryside.
Calling Hours: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11 am-1 pm at Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1961 Ridge Road, Ontario, NY 14519, where a service will follow at 1 pm. Starting at 2:30 pm, there will be a Celebration of Robert's Life with refreshments at Konstantinou's Restaurant, 2030 NY-104, Ontario, NY 14519. The Interment will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019, with military honors, at Furnaceville Cemetery, Trimble Road, Ontario, NY, at a time to be arranged.