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Frederick C. Weston

6/24/2017



SERVICE UPDATE: Friends are invited to join the family for a memorial service which has been scheduled for 12 noon on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for both Fred and his wife Jean at the Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne, NJ.

Frederick Charles Weston, age 94 of Wayne, NJ passed away on June 24, 2017.

Fred was born in Cardiff, South Wales, UK to Charles William and Emma Louise (née Jones) Weston and was pre-deceased by his brother, Lesley Frederick and sisters Amy Lillian Jones and Peggy Marjorie Grashoff.

Fred married the love of his life, Florence Jean (née Wilson) at St. Margaret's Church, Cardiff in February, 1949. Jean pre-deceased Fred by only two weeks, a sudden and unbearable loss after sixty-eight years of marriage. Fred married Jean wearing his "de-mob" suit, much to Jean's chagrin, which was provided by the U.K. Government for his voluntary service in the British Royal Navy during World War II. Fred served on various battleships including the HMS Orion, HMS Renown and HMS Defiance.

Fred and Jean's life together was a true love story that began in the lean days of continued rationing in post-war Britain. Jean was secretary of a Cardiff social club and planned trips of cultural interest. Fred elected to sit next to Jean on one of the coach tours and the rest is history.

Fred studied at Swansea Technical College and qualified as an electrical engineer with an expertise in bulk systems handling. While employed by the Steel Company of Wales, Fred accepted a new position in Totowa, NJ and moved with Jean and their three children, Kevin, Barbara and Philip to Wayne, in June, 1966.

Fred was an accomplished sailor and also enjoyed playing Bridge with his lifelong partner, Jean. Fred and Jean traveled all over the world together for both business and pleasure; they were both employed on a three year contract that Fred accepted to live in Narvik, Norway.

Fred and Jean are survived by their three children Kevin Weston and his wife Mary Beth, Barbara Weston and her husband Bob Pronovost and Philip Weston. Grandchildren Shawn Weston and his wife Jaclyn, Bryan Weston and his wife Emily and Laura (née Weston) Granados and her husband Carlos. Great grandchildren Tyler, Gavin, Max and Lia Weston and Sofia Granados.

Fred will be remembered for his quick self-deprecating wit, his wonderful stories and an ability to live life without taking himself too seriously. Jean was Fred's whole world as they were ours.

A Memorial services will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, beginning at 12:00 PM at Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne, NJ. Please meet at the church.

 

Guest Book

6/28/2017

You were blessed with two wonderful parents! I enjoyed their company but for a short while, however, I will remember them forever fondly!! What a pair they made! What a joy to visit with them on Fridays! Will sadly miss them both!! God bless your family!

Chiqui Calcines-Lowe


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