Northwest NEWS

December 11, 2000


Robert (Red) Daniel Winter

Born Feb. 21, 1935, in Pasadena Calif., Robert Winter died Dec. 1.
   He graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City in 1953.
   At 16, he was a firefighter leading his own crew and receiving commendations for rescuing a family from a house fire.
   For two years he played tight end #95 for the San Francisco 49ers. He was a race car driver, a member of NASA upside-down club, a cross country motocycle racer, a skier, a dog breeder and handler, a fisherman, a photographer and a chef.
   He also worked as a construction superintendent, over seas construction supervisor at the Quadulant Island missile complex, carpenter, college teacher, Boeing final assemblyman, FEMA inspector. He was a native American box maker with a bent wood box on display at Ketchikan Museum, a wood carver, a carving teacher, South American missionary, a licensed minister, a volunteer prison minister, the founder of Fisherman's Union #3-N-1, vice president, speaker and member of Full Gospel Businessmen's Association, Alpine Boys Ranch volunteer, consumate Santa Claus, man of his word, Bible teacher, friend, brother, daddy, husband and bumpa.
   Red is survived by his wife, Sheila Winter; brother,George Lloyd Winter; sister, Penny Offholter; sons, Robert A. Winter, Gregory B. Winter, Bret Winter, Jeffrey Alan Ott; daughters, Kathryn (Kat) Summers, Kristina Marie Woods; granddaughters, Erin Clegg, and Alixendra Summers, and a host of admirers and friends.
   Memorial services were held Dec. 7 at Woodinville Community United Methodist Church.
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