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Robert L. ‘Bob’ Winder

December 12, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

MIFFLIN - Robert L. "Bob" Winder, 91, of Mifflin, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in the emergency room of Lewistown Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1921, in Marion, Ohio, he was a son of the late William Clark Winder Jr. and Mary Frances (Cain) Winder. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary A. (Lauthers) Winder, whom he married on June 26, 1945, in Oberlin, Ohio.

Also surviving are: four children, John H. Winder and wife, Mary Lou, of Silver Spring, Md., Deborah M. Schultz and husband, Peter, of Lewes, Del., Sally J. Winder and husband, John McCrea, of Newville, and Andrew L. Winder and wife, Mindy, of Mifflintown; nine grandchildren, Alexander D. Winder, Helen C. Mendez, Nicholas A. Schultz, Benjamin W. Schultz, Rosemary K. McCrea, Abigail R. McCrea, Samuel B. Winder, Kate E. Gregorio and Rebecca S. Winder; two great-grandchildren, Alejandro and Mireya Mendez; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles W. Winder and Paul E. Winder.

Bob graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and from Oberlin College in 1947, Class of 1943. He was in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1942 to 1958 and was on active duty in the Office of Naval Intelligence from 1950 to 1952.

He was employed in the U.S. Civil Service where he received the meritorious Civil Service Award.

He was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Field Services Committee and the Juniata County Historical Society, where he helped to computerize historical records and was active with the Winder DNA genealogy project.

At one time, he owned and operated the American House of Music, in East Waterford. He was a ham radio operator, a GED tutor, volunteered at the Carlisle Natural Foods Co-op, was a former Milford Township auditor and collected information concerning Civil War persons for the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown. There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who desire make memorial contributions to the Juniata County Historical Society, 498B Jefferson St., Mifflintown, PA 17059.

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