Wayne Woodrow Winters
- Born: 18 Jun 1918, Lancaster Co., PA
- Marriage: Betty Jo McComsey circa 1942 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA
- Died: 30 Dec 2013, Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA at age 95
Obituary for Wayne W. Winters from http://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - Staff Writer
Wayne W. Winters died on December 30, 2013 after a beautiful and long life, lived with integrity. Born in 1918 in Rawlinsville, PA, he was the son of the late Howard and Mary Winters and the husband of the late Betty Jo, who died in 1997. He is survived by three daughters: Mary Jo McKeever, wife of T. Jug McKeever of Lancaster; Dr. Martha W. Gilliland of Tucson, AZ; and Jeanne Dinkins, wife of Albert Dinkins of Charleston, SC. He was proud of his six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Mr. Winters was a 1936 graduate of Lancaster Boys High School and a 1940 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. At Franklin and Marshall, he was a trumpet soloist with the band and orchestra. He also completed certification in Sales and Marketing Management at Syracuse University. After working for two years as a research chemist at Armstrong World Industries, he joined the RCA Corporation, retiring in 1982 after forty years of service. He began his career at RCA in production engineering and moved rapidly to production management and management in marketing and sales. He was deeply involved in the development of the radios utilized for communications during World War II, the first televisions, the first transistor radios, the first cameras deployed with weather satellites, the cameras that traveled to the moon with the Apollo Astronauts, including Neal Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and the mini cameras still utilized at ATM machines.
Mr. Winters was active in community affairs, providing leadership in the upgrade of Manheim Township from 2nd class status to 1st class. He was among the first elected Township Commissioners and served for eight years. He served for twelve years as a member of the Manheim Township School Board, chairing that Board from 1966 to 1968.
Mr. Winters was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church for over eighty years. He was a long - time Sunday School teacher, served as lay leader, and served in other official capacities. Well known for playing "gospel" trumpet throughout the area, he was a lifetime member of Rawlinsville Camp Meeting where he played the trumpet for over sixty years.
At age fourteen, he had the privilege of playing under the baton of John Philip Sousa. He was a member of Lodge 43, Free and Accepted Masons for sixty years. He enjoyed golf, bowling, reading; but, most importantly, he placed God and family first.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, January 5, 2014, in the auditorium at Willow Valley Manor, with reception to follow.
Memorials in Wayne's name may be sent to Rawlinsville Camp Meeting (475 Clearfield Rd., Holtwood, PA 17532) or Hospice & Community Care (PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604).
Wayne married Betty Jo McComsey circa 1942 in Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA. (Betty Jo McComsey was born on 29 Oct 1920 in Lancaster Co., PA and died on 5 Apr 1997 in Lancaster Co., PA.)