Christ Church Pelham
Saturday May 14th, 2016
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Robert Doughty WeeksRobert Doughty Weeks Jr. of Pelham, NY passed away on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 after a long battle withÂ prostate cancer. He was 82 years old. Robert wasÂ born in Manhattan to the late Robert Doughty and Marjorie Klehr Weeks. HeÂ was raised in Babylon, L.I. and graduated from The Taft School and Duke University. After graduating from college, Robert served in the US Navy Pacific and Atlantic fleets. He remained in the active reserve for 23 years before retiring as Captain. Robert lived in Brooklyn Heights before moving to Pelham in 1973. For many years he held seniorÂ positions in Credit & Lending along with International Venture Capital Investing at Chase Manhattan Bank. He also participated in openingÂ Â New York offices for Credit Agricole, Sumitomo Bank, and Banque Arab etÂ InternationalÂ d'Investissement, Paris. From 1992 to 1999 Mr. WeeksÂ assisted the World Bank and US AID in reconstructing the economies ofÂ a number ofÂ former communist countries of Eastern EuropeÂ during which periodÂ he and his wife resided for several yearsÂ in Romania and Bosnia. Robert was an avid traveler visiting over 80 country's. He was a sailor, skier, and choral singer. HeÂ leaves behindÂ his dearly beloved wife, Sarabeth, hisÂ cherished children, Cynthia LawlorÂ and Robert Weeks III, and his four dear grandchildren.
A service for Robert will be held at Christ Church, 1415 Pelhamdale Ave. in Pelham, New York on Saturday May, 14th at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Robert's honor to Christ Church of Pelham Manor or Calvary Hospice, Bronx, NY. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit pelhamfuneral.com.
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