The Morristown & Erie Railway mourns the death of our President & CEO Wesley “Wes” Weis. The long time railroader passed away last weeked at the age of 78 and the funeral service was held today in New Jersey.
Along with serving as President & CEO of the M&E, Wes was a member of IBEW local 164, founder and CEO of Mikab Corporation, served on the board of trustees for the Western New York & Pensylvania Railroad, the Livonia Avon & Lakeville Railroad and is a member of the Bergenfield-Dumont Rotary. He was also a member and judge for the National Corvette Restorer’s Society and was a member of the National Railway Historical Society.
“Wes was always generous to me and to the employees at the Morristown & Erie. He was the guy that would give you the shirt off his back in an effort to help you. In the 17 years I knew him and worked for him he never once said no to an employee in times of need. To me that is the trait and quality of the person that you want to be associated with both personally and professionally,” said Chuck Jensen, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the M&E.
Wes is survived by his wife of 54 years, three children, and nine grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Everyone at the Morristown & Erie has his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.