Benjamin Weeks

Obituary of Benjamin A. Weeks


Castleton – Benjamin A. Weeks, 87, of Castleton-on-Hudson passed away May 25, 2022.  He was born in Athens, NY June 18, 1934 and was the son of the late Benjamin W. (Poppy) Weeks and Myrtle (Crawford) Weeks.


He served his country in the U.S. Army and went on to a career in the heavy construction industry.  He was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 106 for 70 years.  During his career he worked for Consolidated Gas, Lane Construction, Callanan Road Improvement and retired from William J. Keller Construction in 1996.  Ben took pride in his work and took care of the equipment he was entrusted with.  Proof of this being a Caterpillar 950 loader owned by William J. Keller Construction.  To this day, they still refer to it as Benny’s loader. 


Ben is predeceased by his wife, Lily M. Shillen Weeks, two daughters, Kathleen H. Sultan and Margaret Shinsky.  He is survived by his grandchildren, William E. Sultan II, Neva (Sultan) Keyes, Scott Thomas and Lily Madison along with many great grandchildren.  He had many special friendships over the past few years for which he was grateful. 


Ben was a very caring man and loved animals.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local humane society or a charity of your choice. 


A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends. 


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