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Obituary for Robert J. Winters

Robert J. Winters, 87, of Fredonia, died Monday June 19, 2023 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born June 6, 1936 in Dunkirk, son of August J. Winters and Agnes K. Winters. He was the husband of Nancy Winters, who survives him. The couple had been married for 60 years at the time of his passing.

Robert was a graduate of Fredonia High School and attended Buffalo State College. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Fredonia. He served 6 years in the Army National Guard and was employed at DFT for 37 years, retiring in 2001.

Robert enjoyed running, biking, boating, traveling, hiking, gardening and playing paintball in his earlier years. Robert was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and called BINGO for many years at St. Joseph Church. He was also a volunteer at the Dunkirk Lighthouse. Robert loved spending time with his family and was especially close to his children and grandchildren who called him “Pa”. Besides his wife Nancy, Robert is survived by: his daughter, Julie (Edward) Raplee, of Manorville, NY; his son, Craig (Michelle) Winters, of East Amherst, NY; three grandchildren: Matthew and Brooke Raplee and Sydni Winters; also survived by one niece and two nephews. Besides his parents, August J. and Agnes K. Winters, he is predeceased by two sisters: Dorothy Winters and Marie A. Sweet.

There are no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held for the family.The Winters family extends their thanks and appreciation to the staff of both the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab Center and Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care for the support, kindness and care extended to Robert and their family. On-line condolences may be made at Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.