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09/04/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Russell Winkler

Russell Andrew Winkler, Jr.
(28 June 1948 - 01 Sept 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this Tuesday.   Russell "Winky" Winkler, Class of 1967, brother of Ronnie McKinney, Debbie Whitmore, and Joyce Brock, and of the late    Diane Winkler Morton Perry ('67), passed away at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, September 01, 2019 at the age of 71

   May his memory be for a blessing always.

  From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 09/02/19, 5:52 PM - " Russell Winkler :- ( ":

We lost another classmate. Russell Winkler was Debbie Whitmore's half brother. Please keep them in your thoughts &prayers.

Thanks :-( Marty 

  Oh, Marty, I am so sorry to learn this. Thank you so much for notifying me.

From the Daily Press - 05/05/19:

                        Russell Andrew Winkler, Jr.



  LAS VEGAS, NV - Russell A. Winkler Jr. passed away peacefully at the age of 71 at his home in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Russell was a 40 year veteran of the I.B.E.W., an army paratrooper, a father, a grandfather and a devoted husband of 49 years to his wife Natalie.

He loved his family, playing pool and being outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who more than anything enjoyed being in the woods, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

He was tall, handsome, quick witted and clever, and he made friends easily and often. His simple philosophy of "Always do your best." served him well over his long life, as he was admired and loved by all who knew him.

  A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at King David Memorial Chapel, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane, Las Vegas, NV.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89156. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on September 4, 2019.

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September 03, 2019

~ Frank Lovelace, Shepherdsville, Kentucky


September 04, 2019

Worked with Russ and for him for years. Always a good brother and strong union man. Knew him since the Boys Club. Thoughts are with the whole family.

Roland Morrisette

September 04, 2019

September 04, 2019
Dear Natalie and Family: I am so sorry for your lost. Brian and Wink worked and traveled together in the 70's. Also, George and Richard were part of the foursome. They all enjoyed each other and had many great times together. The union picnics and dances were special. If I can do anything or you just want to talk please call me. In loving memory, Carolyn Christenbury

Carolyn Christenbury, Leesburg, Florida

September 05, 2019

Russell was the most Positive Person I had the pleasure of being around, and had a great since of humor.
RIP, Russ!

~ Larry Day

September 05, 2019

I've known Russ since we worked and lived together on the road in the mid 70's. Russ was a first class person, and he made work more enjoyable. He always had a smile on his face, and was what I call and what every person would want to be called, a ROLE MODEL. I could write pages of good things about Russ.
I know the family will never fully recover from this loss, but, you can remember you had one of the best in your lives.

With love and care,
Electrician, Local Union 1340
Retired Business Manager
Richard Adams

Richard Adams, Yorktown, Virginia

September 05, 2019

Brother Wink, always good memories here at NASA Langley. RIP.

Ordell and Shane Ange, Hampton, Virginia

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   Our  deepest sympathies are extended to Winky's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here: 

   Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Oseh Shalom

"Oseh Shalom" suggested by Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD - 03/27/05
Thanks, Diane.

"Oseh Shalom" midi courtesy of - 03/27/05

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of 02/10/05 and 11/23/08

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Silver Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/28/05 and 11/23/08

Image of Gold Star of David Pendant used to form logo courtesy
of - 11/23/08

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers logo courtesy of - 10/31/17

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