MILLINOCKET - Callier "Cal" Scott Weeks, 80, of Millinocket, ME, passed away Thursday evening, March 24 at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1936, in Chattanooga, TN, to Olivia Lexine Howse Weeks, and Andrew Weeks. Revered and enlightened pilot and instructor, Cal was master of the skies, and soldier of the wind. He was fixed based operator at the Municipal airport for years, and instructor and mentor to an innumerable group of aspiring, and experienced pilots, young and old. Prior to moving to Maine, Cal served in the US army as a courier, and worked for 20 years for UPS in New Orleans, LA.
Apart from the peace he found in the air, Cal treasured his moments in the wilderness, on the lakes and rivers canoeing and fishing, or watching the sun set as the lake lapped the shore. He fell in love with the northern Maine woods as a young man while giving wilderness tours to younger children. He loved a good laugh, and had a keen sense of humor that was unmatched by many. Stoic by nature, one may have missed a playful jab, but could feel delighted in receiving but a smile from a jest of their own. Sharp until the end, he was constantly challenging people to use their minds, and push the boundaries of their knowledge.
He is survived by his only daughter, Andrea Z. L. Weeks, of Silver Spring, MD, her mother, Mary Rovaris, of Lynn, MA, a brother, Andrew Weeks, of Bethesda, MD, a niece, Andrea Hardin, of Phoenix, AZ, and a handful of loving cousins spanning from the Washington, DC area, to Georgia.
A memorial service and celebration of his life and achievements is planned for June 12th, and will be held at his hangar at 16 Medway Rd. in Millinocket, as well as a private service for family in Washington.
People are encouraged to drive or fly in to pay their respects, share a story, or tell a tale.