William J. “Bill” Winter, Sr., 74

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William Joseph “Bill” Winter Sr., 74, who most recently resided in Altercare Navarre, and formerly of Sykesville, PA, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2020, in Aultman Hospital in Canton, following a long illness.

Born July 8, 1946, in Canton, he was the son of Dorothy Culler Winter of Carrollton, and the late Carl Edward Winter. His wife, Gail Ann Vittling Winter, whom he married Dec. 20, 1993, passed away May 22, 2018. In addition to his wife and father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Winter. 

He retired after serving in the United States Air Force for 14 years from 1964-1978. He was also employed by as a truck driver for The Edgar Spring Company and Cubby Drilling, Inc., both in Midvale, and finally the Union Drilling Company (UDI).  While living in Sykesville, PA, he served on the board of directors and was chief of the Sykesville Ambulance. He was Catholic by faith, and a 1964 graduate of Louisviille Central Catholic High School. 

In addition to his mother Dorothy, he is survived by four children, Traci  Winter (companion Kevin Roof) of Magnolia, Mrs. Ronni (Brad) Hadden of Bolivar, William J. “Joey” Winter, Jr. and Daryl (Donna) Winter, both of Dellroy; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Elaine Chewning of Strasburg; three brothers, Tom Winter of Dover, Dick (Patti) Winter of Baird and David (Kathy) Winter of Minerva; two sisters, Jean G. Hanenkrat of Dellroy, and Mrs. Patty (Jerry) Brinkley of Louisville; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was conducted Aug. 15 in Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens with Rev. Milo Baker officiating. Interment of his ashes followed. The Carroll County combined units of the V.F.W., D.A.V. and American Legion provided military honors.  No calling hours were observed.

Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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