LEROY “Pete” WINKLER JR , was born October 1, 1935 to the late Leroy Sr And Katherine Winkler. After a brief illness, God in His infinite wisdom called him to eternal rest Monday, April 20,2020.
At a early age he gave his life to Christ and was baptized at Faith Baptist Church where he served as a member of the senior Usher Board which he enjoyed until his illness would not allowed him to do so.
Despite his illness , he would wear his uniform and sit in with the Ushers when he was not able to usher on Sunday mornings.
Pete, as he was known to his family and friends was, educated in the Baltimore City School System and graduated from Paul Lawrence
Dunbar High School in the February class of 1954. Soon after graduation, Pete joined the United State Air Force where he served for four years. After serving his country, Pete pursued a career with
Bethelem Steel, Sparrow Point Maryland, where he worked for thirty eight years. After his retirement and the death of his father, he dedicated his life to taking care of his mother and did so until her death.
After years of courtship, he met and married the love of his life, Ruby Hill, on June 15 1981.
Pete loved taking care and cleaning his cars, washing and waxing them every week also cutting his grass, making sure his yard looked beautiful and well groomed.
Preceding him in death were his father, Leroy Winkler Sr, Mother, Katherine Winkler , brother, James Winkler and son Rodney Winkler.
Leroy leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of thirty eight years Ruby Winkler who was faithfully by his side every day and night. She never allowed him to want or do anything. During his illness she made sure he had everything he needed ;One daughter, Vanessa (Eugene ) Jackson, three grandchildren , Valerie Jackson , Victoria Jackson and Dana Watkins ; two Foster Brothers, George and Keith Goodwin ; three God children, Derrick O’Neal, Joan Hinton and Diane Rollins; Loving and caring sisters in law, Lois Franks , Lula Winkler and three brothers in law, Joseph Hill ( Phyllis) ,Sidney Hill ,(Wanda) and Joseph Randolph ; a Special Aunt ,Bernice Vaughn and a host of Aunts, Uncles Nieces, nephews , cousins, and special friends, William and Gail Wells, loving caregiver, Lois Palmer.
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