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Stanley J. Winner

January 9, 1929 ~ March 1, 2021 (age 92)


Stanley J. Winner, 92, of Williamsport, died on March 1, 2021, at his residence.

Born January 9, 1929, son of Oswell & Ida Winner.

Stanley graduated in 1947 from Williamsport High School where he was a member of the football, basketball, and track teams. He was a member of the 1945 undefeated Williamsport High School football team. He was Captain of the 1947 track team.

Mr. Winner had an unusual military career with stints in the Navy, Army and later the United States Air Force. He served as a Radio Operator for General Andrew Pick O’Meara of United States Southern Command and accompanied him to many South and Central American countries. While a member of the military, he and his family traveled and lived across the United States, Asia, Greenland, and Central America. Stanley received many awards including the Air Force Commendation medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf clusters for combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. Stanley received the Ambassador for Peace Medal in 2019 for his service in the Korean War. He was a member of several All-Star baseball teams in the Air Force and several as the Air Force Recruiter for the Williamsport area before retiring in September 1970.

Stanley was the Manager of the Oaks Club for 3 years and was elected President of the Central Pennsylvania Club Managers Association. He and his wife, Tina, and children operated the Skyview Restaurant at the Lycoming County Airport. He was on the Lycoming County Recreation Committee for the operation of White Deer Golf Course.

He was a life member of the VFW Post 7863 and American Legion Post 6323, Zafar Grotto, Republican Club, and Oaks Club. He was a former member of Iram Temple and Williamsport Shrine. Stan was past President of the White Deer Retiree’s Golf League for which he was a member of a championship team twice. During his golfing career he had 3 holes-in-one. He attended Third Street United Methodist Church.

His wife of 46 years Ernestine (Tina) Winner died in 1996 and a son, Jackie Matthew Winner, died in 1963.

Surviving are two daughters, Melody Herber (Kerry) of Henderson, Nevada, Tina (Dan) of St. Petersburg, Florida and three sons, Stanley, Jr., Jerald L. (Kathie), and Scott F. of Williamsport; and eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren as well as his special friend and companion, Colleen Cioffi.

There will be a graveside service on Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:30 a.m. in Montoursville Cemetery, with Rev Dr. James Behrens officiating and military honors accorded by Lycoming Co. Korean War Veterans Honor guard.

There will be a walk-through viewing on Thursday, 10-11:00 a.m. at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, PA 17754.

Following Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN, 38105 or Lycoming Co. Korean War Veterans, Inc Po Box 3232 Williamsport, PA 17701-0232.



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March 4, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Spitler Funeral Home
733 Broad Strret
Montoursville, PA 17754

Graveside Service
March 4, 2021

11:30 AM
Montoursville Cemetery
Broad St.
Montoursville, PA 17754

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