Willie Winter

MADISON – William A. Winter, of Alexandria, Virginia, died Tuesday, November 13, 1993 at Meriter Park Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on February 27, 1962 in Madison, the son of William and Barbara Winter. Will graduated from Memorial High School in 1980.  He graduated with honors from Northwestern University, with a B.S. in Soviet Economics. At Northwestern, he was elected to Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board.  In addition, Will spent his junior year at the University of Sussex in England.  He received his Master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Soviet and Eastern European Economics.  Will worked for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce in Washington, D.C. as an international economist in the Eastern European Trade Division where he was also the Desk Officer for Poland and Romania.  Will’s closest ties were to swimming.  He was an age-group swimmer at the West YMCA, Parkcrest Pool, Memorial High School, and he coached at Nakoma Country Club, Evanston, Illinois YMCA, and the Cross Plains Pool.  He was a member of the Alexandria Master’s Swim Team.  His proudest achievement was completing a 4.4 mile swim across the Chesapeake Bay in June of 1989 in the midst of a five-and-one-half year battle with cancer. Will touched many lives and will be deeply missed by all.  Survivors include his parents, William and Barbara Winter of Madison,; a sister Laura (Ben) Hable of Madison; two nephews Burton William and Robert Del Hable; and a maternal grandmother Claire Hendrickson of Sarasota, Florida. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5702 South Hill Drive, Pastor Tom Nustad officiating. There will be no visitation. The family requests memorials may be made to charities of one’s own choice in Will’s name. CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, is serving the family.