John Thayer Weeks
Hanover, N.H. — John Thayer Weeks died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, of natural causes
John Thayer Weeks was born a resident of New Canaan, Conn., in 1921. After attending the Community School and St. Luke’s School, he went to Deerfield Academy where he prepared for entrance to Dartmouth College (Class of 1944). His stay there was interrupted by WWII. After attending OCS, he was commissioned and married Jeanne Marie Thiery. Shipped overseas, he served with the Army Engineers in the Pacific. Returning with his wife to Dartmouth, he graduated and then took graduate courses at Harvard and MIT. Thereafter he entered the electronic field, working in the manufacture of computers and then moved on to write about them.
After John retired, he and Jeanne spent many happy winters in Key West, Fla., where they made many friends. He was a member of the New Canaan Town Band for 20 years (sousaphone) and sang in the St. Mark’s Church choir. He was a member of the Norwalk Yacht Club, the U.S. Power Squadrons and the Acoustical Society of America. Later in life, he and Jeanne moved to Kendal at Hanover, a continuing care center. In Hanover, he sang with the St. Thomas Episcopal Church choir.
His wife having predeceased him, he is survived by six children, John T. Jr. of Richmond, Va., Mary Anne Mayo of Littleton, Mass., Stephen Thiery of Hamden, Conn., Katherine Ransom of Harvard, Mass., Webb William II of Winter Haven, Fla., and Amanda Weeks (widow of Samuel Cook) of Atlanta, Ga.; their spouses; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Church in Hanover on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Montshire Museum Fund, One Montshire Road, Norwich Vt.