Mr. Winter was born in Altoona, PA, on April 24, 1931, the son of the late Joseph and Julia Stephenson Winter, and attended Altoona schools. Mr. Winter worked for General Electric in Pittsfield, MA, as an electrical engineer for many years. Upon retirement he owned and operated the Little Drummer Boy for five years and then the Jacksonville Tavern.
Mr. Winter was president of the Jacksonville Electric Company for 15 years, was a 32nd degree Mason in Brattleboro, and a member of the Cairo Shrine, American Legion, Lions Club, VFW, and the Couples Club. He enjoyed running his businesses, for 20 years had a booth at the flea market for his plants and vegetables, and was a season ticket holder at Tanglewood in the Berkshires.
Mr. Winter is survived by his children, Sharon Berry and her husband Brett, of Jacksonville, and Mindi Winter, of Easthampton, MA; and grandchildren, Brett, Jay, Trevor, Blake, and Kate. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Huntsburger Winter, in 2013; son Joe Winter, in 1996; and daughter Jacki Costigan, in 2012.
Funeral services for Mr. Winter will be announced at a later date. There are no visiting hours.
If friends desire gifts in his memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.