In Memoriam


In Memory of

Hendryk "Hank" S. Weeks

September 3, 1917 - January 12, 2016


Hendryk Suydam Weeks (Hank) was born September 3, 1917, in Elizabeth NJ, the youngest of 6 children of Mr & Mrs Edward A. Weeks.

Hank graduated from Pingry and Princeton University (class of 1939) and went on to have a career of 50 years in the field of international trade and transportation management. He completed executive assignments in Chile, Peru, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and New York for steamship companies, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Tampa (Florida) Port Authority.

After retirement he moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina in 1989 where he became an active volunteer and leader for a number of local organizations including the Laurel Park Civic Association, the Belfry Community Players, Habitat for Humanity, The Blue Ridge Radio Players and Civitan. His ability to speak Spanish lead to him being called by a number of organizations to act as an interpreter. In 2008 he moved to Upper Montclair, New Jersey where he lived until his death on January 12, 2016.

He was an active member of St Luke's and St James Episcopal churches in Montclair, New Jersey as well as St James and St John in the Wilderness Episcopal churches in the Hendersonville, NC area.

He was married to the mother of their three sons, Nanette Comyns Weeks for 37 years until her death in 1980. His second wife, Eleanor Sergison Weeks passed away in 2001 in Hendersonville, NC. His second son Hendryk Suydam Weeks pre deceased him and died in 2012. He is survived by his son Paul Weeks and his husband David Picard (Tucson Az), his son Craig Weeks, and wife Lorraine (Seattle, WA) and their son Christopher (Montclair, NJ) a daughter in law Nancy Weeks and granddaughter Courtney (Dunedin, Fl) and grandson Hendryk Suydam Weeks III, (Brooksville Fl) as well as stepdaughters, step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are planned for Montclair NJ and Flat Rock NC. Memorial donations may be made to The Outreach Committee of the Church of Saint James, 581 Valley Road Montclair, NJ 07042 or The Nature Conservancy 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203-1606.


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