Robert L. Weeks, Jr., was born June 16, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Robert and Margaret Weeks. He passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013, in Houston, Texas. |
"Bob" or "Bobby", as everyone called him, was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Edgar Demel, mother-in-law Madeline Demel and stepmother-in-law Martha Demel.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Laura Demel Weeks, and their three sons Sam, Ben, and Matt; brothers-in-law, Dick Demel and wife Susan, Paul Demel and wife Barbara, and Don Demel and wife Sharon; nieces, Pam Demel, Melissa Demel; and nephew, Jonathan Demel.
Bob graduated from Westbury High School and attended college at Southwest Texas University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Accounting. He held several positions in the oil and gas field, and food and beverage industry after graduation. He received his CPA and found a home and a career he loved with Vaughn Construction where he started as controller and eventually held the position of Chief Financial Officer. Bob worked for 22 years at Vaughn until the day of his passing.
As a person, Bob made a commitment to his family first. With many great accomplishments, the one he took the most pride in was his family. Despite an unfaltering work ethic, Bob always found a way to attend the sporting events of all three of his sons, starting with little league going all the way through high school.
Saturday mornings were his time to take over the kitchen duties for "Dad's Famous Breakfast." He also loved fishing in Galveston Bay on some of those Saturday mornings. His weekend evenings would often be spent preparing a steak dinner, having a fish-fry, or going for a night out with the family at one of their favorite restaurants.
Towards the later years of Bob's life he became an avid runner, participating in many runs between Houston and Austin. As one last thrill of his life, Bob bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Though taken early, Bob took advantage of the time he had here, leaving life with nothing to regret and much love and joyful memories.
A Funeral Mass of the will be celebrated by Rev. John Rooney at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 9009 Sienna Ranch Road, Missouri City, Texas with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Angela Merici Building Fund, PMB 99, 6140 Hwy. 6, Missouri City, Texas 77459 or MD Anderson, Melanoma Research.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 22, 2013