Ronald A. Weeks, age 86, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Veterans Administration Medical Regional Office Center at Togus following a long illness. He was born in Richmond, ME on February 8, 1933 a son of the late Linwood A and Pearl E (Dunbar) Weeks.
Mr. Weeks was a graduate of Richmond high school and spent a year at preparatory school at Kent's Hill. He earned two bachelor’s degrees, one from Bryant College and one from Ricker College.
He joined the Army Air Corps and spent 18 months in Korea.
He came back from overseas and was later signed by the Boston Red Sox.
He had been employed for over 25 years at Blouin Motors in Augusta, retiring as a Vice-president and General Sales Manager.
Mr. Weeks was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Augusta and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Kora Temple Shriners and twice past commander of the American Legion Post 132.
He was an avid hunter, and fisherman and a retired Maine guide. He enjoyed watching his favorite team The Patriots play football.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Anne. M. (Patrick) Weeks and two brothers: Arnold and Shelton Tesh.
Mr. Weeks is survived by his son, Wayne L. Weeks of Vassalboro; his daughter, Rhonda K. Picard and her husband Robert, of Vassalboro; six grandchildren: Amanda Archer, Robert Picard, II, Sheena Weeks, Randy Picard, Rona Little, and Wayne Weeks, II; 14 great grandchildren: Damian, Deacan, Deanna, Destiny, Ava, Kaylene, Madison, Addy, Morgan, Madelyn, Mya, Carter, Gage and Audrey and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the Togus VA hospital staff, as they were great to him and the family.
Relatives and friends may visit from 5-7 PM on Sunday, October 27th at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday, October 28th at St. Augustine of the Catholic Church, 75 Northern Ave., Augusta, Maine. Burial with military honors will be on Tuesday, October 29th at 12 noon in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
Those who desire may make memorial donations in Ronald’s name to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.