William Kent Weston

July 8, 1928 - June 9, 2018
William Kent Weston

William Kent Weston, 89, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 9, 2018. Bill was born in Kingston, NY on July 8, 1928 to Karl and Gladys Weston. Bill grew up in Highland, NY and graduated from Staunton Military Academy in Virginia. He went on to Wake Forrest University. Bill Weston was Co-owner of Heights Lumber Company in New Windsor, NY for many years until retirement.

Bill was married to Florence Louise (Van Alst) on June 5, 1948; they were married for 70 years, where they lived and raised their family in New Paltz, NY. Bill played an active part in the New Paltz community.  He was involved in starting Little League Baseball , a volunteer fire fighter, member of the village planning  board, deacon at his church, a member of the Kiwanis, and officiated high school football and college basketball. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, golf, participating in community theater, traveling and meeting new people, but most of all, he enjoyed being with his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his wife, Louise, his four children, Stephanie Morris and her husband Alan of Overland Park , KS, Glenn Weston and wife Jeannie of Salisbury Mills, NY, Debra McCurdy and husband Paul of North Falmouth, MA, Leslie Weston of Wilmington, NC, and sister Elaine  Weston Murphy of Chapel Hill, NC. He leaves eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Bill was a kind soul who made friends everywhere he went and was loved by all who knew him.

A celebration of life will be held at the Harbor Point Clubhouse on July 14 at 1:00.

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  • June 17, 2018
    Craig McKinney says:
    Bill and his wife, Florence, and their children, were outstanding members of the New Paltz community. Bill grew up in the Highland-Esopus community and made the jump in the late 1940's to Wake Forest, where he played on its football team with the legendary Bill George. Back in New Paltz he owned the successful Heights Lumber. Bill was an outstanding football referee. He plaed an active part in New Paltz, including as a member of of a local theater group as a song and dance man. He may have been following in his sister's Elaine Murphy's footsteps as in the early 1930s she was the tap dance queen. Bill's passing is a big loss.