Albert A. Weik “Smokey”
Mr. Albert A. Weik, age 66, of New Castle, DE, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 21, 2010, while doing what he loved enjoying a softball game.
Born on July 20, 1944 in Wilmington, DE, Smokey was the son of the late Albert T. Weik and Jean H. Hargan Weik. He proudly served his country as a Marine and was stationed in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. Smokey worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 33 years of dedicated service. After his retirement, Smokey spent ten years working for Del Dot in the Bear yard as an equipment operator, a job which he greatly enjoyed. Known as Mr. Softball of New Castle County, Smokey spent over 50 years either playing, coaching, or organizing tournaments for the sport that was his passion. Prior to his passing, he was a member of the Delaware Legends, playing and coaching for the over 60 league.
Full of life, and loved by all he knew, Smokey had a contagious smile that instantly put everyone at ease. He was a longtime member of Stahl Post #30 and the St. Anthonys Club of New Castle, DE. Smokey greatly enjoyed relaxing at his beach house in Bethany Beach, DE. More than anything else, Smokeys greatest joy was being a grandfather. His grandson, Noah, was the absolute center of his world and both looked forward to the special time everyday when Noah was picked up from daycare by his adoring Pop Pop.
Smokey is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Patricia A. Oberly Weik; daughter, Kay J. Weik-Currier and husband, Michael of New Castle, DE; brother, John L. Weik and wife, Jane of Smyrna, DE; brother-in-laws, Joseph R. Oberly of New Castle, DE, Frank J. Oberly and wife, Linda of Wilmington, DE, John T. Oberly and wife, Karen of Newark, DE; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Logan and husband, William of Middletown, DE; grandson and Pop Pops Buddy, Noah M. Currier; godson, William E. Billy Logan, Jr.; goddaughter, Ashley K. Logan; his Special Aunt, Rose M. Graham of New Castle, DE; many nieces and nephews; and a granddaughter, whose arrival is expected in January.
A visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the funeral home, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Senior Olympics, 1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE 19904. To sign guest register, visit spicermullikin.com
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