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Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main ST, Fairfax, VA

OBITUARY

George (Skip) Roland Weeks Jr.

July 5, 1938February 8, 2020
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Commander George “Skip” Roland Weeks, Jr. USN (Ret.) passed away in the company of his beloved wife and youngest daughter on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Fairfax, VA after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81 years old.

Skip was born on July 5, 1938 in Parris Island, SC to LtCol George Roland Weeks USMC and Caroline Louise Burnett. His father was a WWII POW and, subsequently, died in Japan after surviving the Bataan death march. His mother later remarried RADM Martin J. Lawrence.

Skip graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1960, a member of the 7th Company, with a Surface Navy service selection, particularly destroyers. Following graduation, Skip married the love of his life Elizabeth “Libby” Fahy on November 12, 1960.

His first tour was as a junior officer on the USS SPRINGFIELD (CLG-7), flagship of the Sixth Fleet, homeported in Nice, France, where his oldest daughter, Jacqueline, was born.

He later attended Destroyer School in Vallejo, CA where his youngest daughter, Jennifer, was born. He also attended Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA where he received a BSME.

He went on to be the Chief Engineer on the WALKE (DD 723) and TATTNALL (DDG 19). After various tours at sea on Pacific and Atlantic Fleet destroyers, Skip changed his career path to Engineering Duty Only which resulted in tours to places like Philadelphia and Norfolk Naval Shipyards, and NAVSEA. During this time, Skip earned a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University.

After his final tour with NAVSEA 07 in Washington, D.C., Skip retired from the Navy with 20 years of service. He worked for the next 20 years for defense contractors in the Washington, D.C. area, sharing his knowledge and expertise on multiple projects.

Skip was a devoted family man and an avid sports fan. He enjoyed refereeing basketball games, playing golf, and watching all types of sports. He proudly supported and enthusiastically followed his granddaughters’ high school and collegiate volleyball and golf careers.

Skip is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth “Libby” (Fahy) Weeks; their two daughters, Jacqueline Weeks Brooks (Robert) and Jennifer Diane Connatser (Scott); and their three granddaughters, Tiffany Connatser, Shannon Brooks, and Brittany Connatser. He is also survived by his stepsister, Sally Lawrence Ward, her three children, and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, VA at noon on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Skip will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Reception Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Nancy James

February 13, 2020

Skip and I worked together for a Navy Contractor for several years in the early 70s. When Dwight and I met Libby, we four became dear friends and spent a lot of time together through the years. Libby was always a bright and shining light to everyone, and Skip was a strong, honorable man who loved his country and his family. The two of them were so obviously in love - he always smiled at everything she did and said with such a twinkle in his eyes. She was his special Love and he was the Love of her Life. We couldn't be around them without feeling so richly blessed that they were our friends. I know Dwight welcomed Skip Home to Heaven and they are hanging out together laughing about all the great times we had! Sending God's best blessings and His peace to Libby, Jackie, and Jennifer and all the kids! With love, Nanc

Mike Shanok

February 13, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Weeks family. Aristotle wrote that "man is at his best when he is doing his best at what he likes doing best”. George was always at his best as a friend, a devoted family man, a classmate, and a naval officer. We miss him.

Mike Shanok

John Riley

February 12, 2020

Dear Jackie and Family,

As a USNA Classmate and friend, I share your sadness on the suffering and passing of your father! I did not realize that your Dad was contending with Parkinson’s and thus I am very sad to learn of his demise. We were in the same Company at USNA and he was certainly a model Midshipman. I am sorry that I lost contact with him during our Navy service as I ended up in aviation. I remember him to have flawless comportment and a most sincere and distinguished personality. Please accept my deepest condolences.

John T Riley

Robert Powers

February 12, 2020

Skip was a good friend to all of us in 2nd battalion (5,6,7,8 companies). I am sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good man and excelled in all he did.

Robert Brenton

February 12, 2020

The Weeks Family,
Please accept condolences from one member of Skip's USNA and USNPGS classmates. I will always remember him for his extraordinarily friendly personality and ready smile. I know you may hear this from others; Skip was one of the most well liked and admired members of our class. We all share your sadness.
Sincerely, Bob Brenton

jim maxfield

February 12, 2020

Skip was not just a classmate, he was a four year co-member of our Seventh Company. I throughly enjoyed personally knowing Skip throughout our years at the Academy and having the chance(s) to update our career's / life's activities beyond. May he forever rest in peace.

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