LT. COL. GREGORY P. WEEKS, RETIRED

Posted Jan. 02, 2009, at 8 p.m.

FLORIDA and AMITY – Gregory P. Weeks, 79, died Dec. 19, 2008, at a Florida hospital. He was born April 3, 1929, in Amity, son of Samuel A. and Phyllis (Farrar) Weeks. Gregory served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He served throughout the European Theatre and was part of the first U.S. unit participating in the Berlin airlift as a VIP military police escort, post World War II. Greg progressed through the military as a natural leader. During the Vietnam War, he served as the provost marshal for the U.S. Army in Da Nang during the TET offensive. He was honored with a Purple Heart during this. He retired as lieutenant colonel and continued to be a participant in Military Police Association. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Greg was fortunate to start a second career with a new entertainment venture in Orlando, Fla., Walt Disney World. His leadership experience and success with military police was put to work quickly as Walt Disney started to develop the Central Florida theme parks. Greg led the security operation through the opening of Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center and a number of other attractions. During this time, he developed relationships with local law enforcement, CIA, FBI and Secret Service to the White House. Greg was honored to have connections throughout these dynamic organizations. He retired from Disney as the director of security operations, leaving a legacy of private security practices, which are still in use throughout various industries. Greg was an active member of the Catholic church in Maine and Florida. He was a dedicated father, husband and family man. Greg is survived by his children, Kurt Weeks of Henderson, Nev., Lt. Col. Norman Weeks of Heidelberg, Germany, Loretta Weeks of Sierra Madre, Calif., and Mark Weeks of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; two brothers, Sammy Weeks of Groveland, Fla., and Leo Weeks of Navarre, Fla.; one sister, Daphne Weeks of Brewster, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 10-11:45 a.m. Monday at Dunn Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated noon Monday at Saint Mary’s Church. Spring Interment will be at Saint Monica’s Cemetery. Friends may make gifts in Greg’s memory to the charity of ones choice, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730.

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