Marv Weekly, formerly of Exeter, Calif., passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the age of 79. Marv was born Marvel Clark Weekly to parents Surlister Martin Weekly and Walter Weekly on June 29, 1938 in Exeter, Calif.
The youngest of three boys, Marv grew up with his brothers Max and Marty and parents on the family farm west of Exeter. The ‘three bros’ have always remained very close.
Marv was an outstanding athlete excelling in football, basketball and baseball at Exeter High School. After graduating in 1956, Marv attended College of Sequoias in Visalia, where again he was an outstanding athlete.
In 1957, Marv was a mainstay on the pitching staff, leading COS to the only state baseball championship in the history of the school. In his first game of the state championship playoffs, Marv pitched a complete game shut out against Modesto, beating them 3-0, only allowing four hits. In the finals, Marv pitched a complete game, four-hitter, defeating San Diego 3-1.
After COS Marv went on to Sacramento State College where he graduated and also pitched on the baseball team.
Marv was very successful in the sales industry, spending a career as vice president of Traditional Industries, a nationwide and Canadian Company. He later created his own company, Golden Memories, a nationwide company from which he retired to follow his
loving wife Fran around golf courses and the globe. Together they spent a lot of time seeing what’s around the bend and over the hill on a world wide basis.
Marv was born with unlimited ambition and curiosity and had no fear of challenge.
That trait was not altered in retirement. Marv went on to become a fantastic golfer and more important was a gracious host, of tremendous and humble talent. He was loved and envied by many and was more interested in helping others than himself.
On May 5, in flight to Paris with Fran by his side and at the top of his game, Marv, ever curious, courageous and adventurous, detoured to check out eternity somewhere over the Atlantic. God Love Ya’ Marv. See ya’ on the other side of the river.
Marv is survived by his wife Fran of Oceanside, Calif.; children Bryan (Wendy) Weekly of Spokane, Wash., Allyson Weekly of Seattle, Jennifer (Jon) Fox, of New York, Bridget (Michael) Gutierez of Santa Cruz, Calif., Jeff Hawkins of Oceanside; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brothers Max (Barbara) of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Marty (Donna) of Morro Bay, Calif.; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.
A celebration of life for Marv will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Exeter Courthouse Gallery and Museum, 125 South B St. in Exeter.