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  • G E Mayers
    You are very welcome, Tom. I just wish I could afford to make the funeral. Gerry ... From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]On
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      You are very welcome, Tom. I just wish I could afford to make the funeral.
       
      Gerry
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      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Tom Clemens
      Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 8:19 AM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] re Dick Weeks aka Shotgun

      Thanks for posting this. 

      Tom Clemens
      Keedysville, MD
      antietam@...
       
      On 09/16/13, G E Mayers< gerry1952@ wrote:
       
       

      Dear All,

      I believe some of you are recipients of Harry Smeltzer's blog Bull Runnings. Harry posted the following the other day about our mutual friend Dick "Shotgun" Weeks:

      "Received word from Michelle (Dick's daughter) that Dick passed on Thursday. In her words: “I first want to thank you all for the wonderful messages that you sent to me and my dad. They meant the world to us both. I will be responding to each of you soon. I am writing because I have some very sad news. Shotgun passed away (peacefully) on Thursday. The Civil War and this community meant the world to him and I want to thank you all for being a part of his life and feeding his passion. While he didn’t get the opportunity to meet all of you in person, he considered you his Civil War family. Thank you again for making his life so rich with your knowledge and friendship. If anyone is local and would like to attend the service this Tuesday, please message me for details. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery alongside all of the other soldiers in a couple of months. Thank you again.”

      Here is Dick Weeks' obituary which was posted in The Washington Post and also apparently on Facebook:

      "Richard Ernest Weeks of Herndon, Va died on Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was 73. He was born on April 28, 1940 in Geneva, Alabama. In 1958 he married Peggy Johnson, and together they had three children, Richard, Jr., Michael and Tonia Michele. Richard was a member and retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service. He continued a professional career Until retirement in 1994. A unique soul, Richard's passion and interests included his family and civil war history. He created a website dedicated to the civil war. Many have been influenced by his work. He will be greatly missed.
       
      Richard is survived by wif , Peggy, son, Michael (Cheri), daughter, Tonia Michele, (Andy), grandsons, Nico and Ryan, and sister Margaret Jean (Paul) as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Richard, Jr.
       
      A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Tuesday, September 17 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 3713 Pennington Lane, Woodbridge, VA. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery."

      We have all of us lost a true friend and a true gentleman. I myself count myself privileged to have known Dick and his passion for the Civil War. In his own quiet way, Dick did much towards CW research and information-sharing. Like the late Brian Pohanka, he will be sorely missed.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      http://milfordalive.com/gerard-e-mayers/

      https://www.amazon.com/author/gerardemayers

      http://nonebutheroes.blogspot.com/

       

      "True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee

       

       

      Richard Ernest Weeks of Herndon, Va died on Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was 73. He was born on April 28, 1940 in Geneva, Alabama. In 1958 he married Peggy Johnson, and together they had three children, Richard, Jr., Michael and Tonia Michele. Richard was a member and retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service. He continued a professional career Until retirement in 1994. A unique soul, Richard's passion and interests included his family and civil war history. He created a website dedicated to the civil war. Many have been influenced by his work. He will be greatly missed.
       
      Richard is survived by wif , Peggy, son, Michael (Cheri), daughter, Tonia Michele, (Andy), grandsons, Nico and Ryan, and sister Margaret Jean (Paul) as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Richard, Jr.
       
      A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Tuesday, September 17 from 3 to
      7 p.m. at Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 3713 Pennington Lane, Woodbridge, VA. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
      - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=richard-e-weeks&pid=166959095#fbLoggedOut

       

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