Frank Lawrence Winter, Age 88
Born April 15, 1932
Died March 6, 20210
Frank Lawrence Winter (affectionately known as Red to his friends and PopPop by his family) was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 15, 1932. He served in the United States Navy from 1951-1955, based out of the Key West Florida Naval Station. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked as a dedicated Union man in the dredging industry as a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 25 since 1960 - a member for 61-years!! He worked as a welder, crane operator, Shop Steward, and then Lead Dredgeman. He was a dedicated Unionist serving in many different capacities on the Union Executive Board, and retired as the Financial Secretary in 1997.
He was an outstanding, avid golfer playing seven days a week, loving every minute out on the course with his many close golfing buddies. He won numerous golf tournaments throughout the years, including the club championship at Old Orchard Golf Course in West Long Branch where he was the chairman of the Course Greens Committee.
Frank and Marie Arabia Winter married on August 12, 1967, and started their new lives together buying the same home they still reside in today in West Long Branch. They have been happily married for 53-years. He was a loving and caring husband, father of three, grandfather of seven, and great grandfather of two.
Frank is survived by his wife Marie, his children Frank, Joe, and Scott, his daughter-in-laws Anna, Jill, and Allyson, his grandchildren, Frank, Chris, Jake, Joey, Dylan, Brooklyn, and Maxx, and his great grandchildren Bo and Luke.
He was predeceased by his father Louis Winter and his loving mother Catherine Bayer Winter, who in his fondest of memories, often referred to her as the toughest and hardest working woman he knew. She raised her own eight kids and two nieces throughout the Great Depression all on her own.
Growing up, Frank enjoyed spending his time with his many siblings. He was predeceased by his siblings Charlotte, Fredrick, and Lawrence (Buster), and survived by Charlie age 95, Catherine age 96, Alfred age 93 and Betty age 86.
Frank died peacefully with his family at his side at Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Visitation will be held at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch on Thursday, March 11 from 2 - 4 pm. The funeral will be held on Friday, March 12, with live streaming for those unable to attend at 10 am. Interment will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery on Wall Street, West Long Branch. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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