ROBERT O. WEEKS
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WEEKS--The Rev. Robert Oliver died on Saturday, February 3, in Jacksonville, FL. Born in New York City in 1926, the son of Dr. Carnes and Margaret Weeks, he attended St. Bernard's and St. Paul's schools, and graduated from Yale in 1949. After attending General Theological Seminary and Union Seminary, he was ordained in 1960, and served parishes in the Episcopal Dioceses of New York, Connecticut, and Florida. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement, Kairos, Cursillo, and Marriage Encounter. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann, his four children, Katherine Hardison, Stephen, David, and Mary Weeks, his five grandchildren, and his brother, Carnes Weeks Jr., MD, and sister, Margaret Valentine. His parents and sister, Norah Risley, predeceased him. Services to be held at St. Peter's Church, Jacksonville, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 11AM.


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Published in New York Times on Feb. 5, 2013.
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March 2, 2013
Truly a bright light that shined on all of us when he would come to our center to get his medical treatment. He made friends and gave strength to so many with his kind words and lovely ways. We always loved his hat!! Such a special person. I will miss him. I'm sorry Ann. Your friend and his nurse..Karen Grimm
Karen Grimm
February 12, 2013
Ann - Thoughts & prayers are with you and family -- so many memories -- such blessings -- Bobbie Smith
February 7, 2013
Dearest Ann and family, What a blessing Fr. Bob was to Andy and me!!! He spoke often of eternal things,his family,his love of people,and always his passion of spreading the gospel. He took every opportunity to show Christ. I remember a time when he was receiving a blood transfusion while in the hospital, and he starting singing(we all know of his beautiful,deep bellowing voice) the song, "There's power in the blood" That was SO Fr. Bob!!!! Love,Andy & Marilyn
February 5, 2013
I am very sad to say good-bye to Father Bob and feel very fortunate to have had him in my life. The world benefited from such a kind, gentle, and intelligent man-- I know I did. He had this incredible ability to place his hand on my shoulder to comfort me, while simultaneously making me laugh and strongly challenging me on my life choices and direction, without being too judgmental. How many people can do all of those things in one gesture accented by a couple of sentences? I'm rather certain that many people he encountered felt that same way. Many of us were strangers to him when we first experienced it. That was the brilliance of Robert Weeks.

I will miss his voice the most. That voice comforted me many times during my voyage from 14 to 41.

To his family: I hope you know I love you all. I'm so glad I met you and that I was able to enjoy and benefit from the man who meant so much to you. I wish I could take the pain away yet recognize that you are a resilient, amazing bunch of people.
Charmaine Brent
February 5, 2013
I am very sad to say good-bye to Father Bob and feel very fortunate to have had him in my life. The world benefited from such a kind, gentle, and intelligent man-- I know I did. He had this incredible ability to place his hand on my shoulder to comfort me, while simultaneously making me laugh and strongly challenging me on my life choices and direction, without being too judgmental. How many people can do all of those things in one gesture accented by a couple of sentences? I'm rather certain that many people he encountered felt that same way. Many of us were strangers to him when we first experienced it. That was the brilliance of Robert Weeks.
I will miss his voice the most. That voice comforted me many times during my voyage from 14 to 41.
To his family: I hope you know I love you all. I'm so glad I met you and that I was able to enjoy and benefit from the man who meant so much to you. I wish I could take the pain away yet recognize that you are a resilient, amazing bunch of people.
Charmaine Brent
February 5, 2013
Weeks and Davis family
His laugh was infectious and it came from the bottom of his belly. He had the biggest and most loving heart. Xander would hug his leg as a child and this brought much joy to Father Bob.
We will miss him and Heaven is receiving another angel.
Keith, Carmen, Xander Davis
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