John A. Weeks, of Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Peru, N.Y., passed away on April 8th at age 81. Known to friends and family as "Skipper," John was born in Peru and lived most of his years in Clinton County. John was the son of Dana A. Weeks and Mary Wilson Weeks. He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Anne Weeks, of West Palm Beach, Fla., his daughter Susan Weeks and her husband Newell Holt of Fort Lauderdale, his son James Weeks and wife Donna Weeks of West Chazy. He also leaves behind his sister Mary Louise Graves, niece Virginia Marion her husband David, and nephew Dana Graves and wife Nancy and their children of Chapel Hill, N.C.
John attended grade school in Peru before moving to Plattsburgh. In fifth grade he built a go-kart car and used to drive himself to school. John would bring his dog "Mack" and it was said that Mack was the best student of all. As an adolescent John survived polio and as a result of his rehabilitation he became a lifelong swimmer and could be found nearly every day at the YMCA.
John attended college at East Carolina and Plattsburgh before entering the United States Navy where he served from 1962-1967. In 1962, the year he entered the Navy, he married Anne House. While in the Navy, John worked in the Bahamas surveying and building a sonar base on Andros Island. After the Bahamas they were stationed in Charleston, S.C. They quickly moved back to his beloved North Country.
John spent a number of years employed at Imperial Wallcovering and later as an inventor and producer of a revolutionary component that evolved with the printing industry. He and Anne worked together to produce these components in a company they founded called Angle Blade.
Growing up in the North Country John was an avid skier in winter at Whiteface and the surrounding peaks. In the summer he loved to be on Lake Champlain. In the shoulder seasons he always had a project...usually a boat. He was a remarkable woodworker and loved working on his boats, big and small. Sailing in the summer was his passion. In his retirement years, John's winters were spent creating and building furniture. He developed a love for cabinetry and fine woodworking. As his passion grew he and Anne built a home in Peru where he could have the woodworkers dream shop and he continued his furniture and cabinetry passion. Many a friend and family member were benefactors of his priceless creations.
A memorial gathering will be planned for sometime in the summer.
In lieu of flowers donations are welcomed by the family to:
Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Or: Alzheimer Association at:
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Mrs Clifford ( Myra) Duprey
Apr 20, 2019
Sorry for your lost Clifford died four days before John
John was a good boss at the
Imperial they will be missed but not forgotten
Mrs Clifford duprey
Apr 20, 2019
Sorry for your loss I also lost Clifford about four days before John they will be missed but.not forgotten
Dawn and Ken Banker
Apr 16, 2019
Thinking of you. Sorry for your lost.
Vanessa Stuart
Apr 15, 2019
Dear Annie and Family

I am so sorry for your loss and know how special Skipper was as an Individual - true artist and sailor, husband - his pure love for you Annie and as a father - whom both have a great and good chip of the old block. His little devilous smile and wisdom will ever be present in our hearts. Sending you all love and peace. Vanessa
Clark Drumm
Apr 12, 2019
A special man, my sincere condolences
Apr 11, 2019
Noah, Skipper, Captain
Founding member of the hicobozo society....what a gem!
sadly missed
Marie Barber
Apr 11, 2019
To Ann, Susie and Jimmy, my deepest condolances in the passing of John. Many happy times on Macomb St. Love always, Marie
Rene Bohler Childree
Apr 11, 2019
I never had the privilege of knowing Skipper but I dearly love his daughter, Susan. I am saddened by the great loss that your family has suffered. I have learned through experience to find peace in knowing our loved ones are in a far better place than we. I pray you all find that peace in memories of the good times you shared.
Barbara Bartram
Apr 11, 2019
Rest in peace, Skipper. I feel privileged to have
known you.
You will be sorely missed by your beautiful and caring
family. Love and prayers to all.
Connie McDonnell Longe
Apr 11, 2019
Growing up on Macomb street up about 3 or 4 houses from John I always was impressed by what a gentleman John was. A sweet and gentle person.
Cliff & MaryAnn Kerr
Apr 11, 2019
We were deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. He was a great friend for the pass 55 years. All our thoughts and prayers to Anne, Susan & Jimmy. We will miss him dearly.
Dottie and a grant Broderick
Apr 11, 2019
What a busy life he led. Bless him. Condolences to his family and friends.