Obituary — David A. Winer

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Winer, David A., 92, died Thursday, July 5, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich, R. I. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Ratner) Winer for 69 years.

Born in New York, N.Y., son of the late Herman and Hajnalka (Langer) Winer, he recently moved to East Greenwich, having previously lived in South Burlington and Shelburne, Vt.

David was a proud World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre.

He graduated from Syracuse University in 1950 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He had a long and distinguished career as a businessman throughout the Northeast including owning his own company, which focused on specialized wood products.

He was an avid sports fan, particularly of football, baseball and hockey.

David was a member of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue and on the board of Green Across the World, a nonprofit organization devoted to international cultural and environmental awareness and cooperation.

David was the devoted father of the late Jonathan Winer, wife Carolyn of Rochester, N.Y.; also to sons Michael Winer of Hood River, Ore., Gordon Winer of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and daughter Laura Steele and her husband, Dale, of North Kingstown, R.I.

Dear brother of Herbert Winer and his wife, Hannah of New Haven, Conn.; also the late Joseph Winer, Fruma Ginsburgh and Louis Winer.

Loving grandfather of Steven, Rachel, Jeffrey, Hilary, Alison, Sarah and Benjamin. Cherished great-grandfather of Alexis, Mila and Haylie.

Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Elizabeth’s dementia unit for their warmth and care for David.

Graveside services were held Monday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 North Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401 or to Green Across the World, 1594 North Orwell Rd, Shoreham, VT 05770. For online condolences, please visit

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