Richard Albertson “Dick” Winters of Southold, born Dec. 14, 1935, to Harold D. and Marion (Albertson) Winters Regent passed away March 4, 2015.
Richard was married to Penelope (née Hudson) Winters for 41 years. He was predeceased by his father, Harold D. Winters, his mother, Marion A. Regent, his stepfather, Frederick Y. Regent and his brother, H. Daniel Winters. Dick is survived by his wife, Penelope; his children, Virginia L. Staron of Afton, Va., Elizabeth A. (James) Spiess of Southold, Amy H. (Sam) Bail of Laurel, and Susan Winters of Southold; his grandchildren, Ryan W. Lademann, Tyler J. Lademann and Hudson R. Bohn; and brother, Gary Winters of Salisbury, N.C. and several nieces and nephews.
In his early years, he attended Southampton schools and then moved to Southold where he graduated from Southold High School in 1954. He later joined the U.S. Air Force and went to Samson Air Force Base, to Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado, and then to Orlando. After that he went to Libya to test missiles and was in missile maintenance. He then served his remaining 2 ½ years in Simbach, Germany. Upon returning from the Air Force, Dick went to work at Goldsmith’s Boat Shop in Southold.
He began his career at Southold Savings Bank in 1960, first as a teller, next as assistant treasurer, and finally as vice-president/mortgage officer. Dick attended banking courses at Ohio State and Brown universities and graduated from Brown University in 1974. Dick left Southold Savings in 1985 and started his own mortgage brokerage business. Over the years he helped many, many people obtain their first mortgage.
He was a member and past treasurer of Southold Fire Department and a member of Packard Hose Company. He was a member of the North Fork Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. In years past, Dick was active in the North Fork Community Theatre and directed, produced and participated in many plays. Since 1980 Dick had been a member and past president of Seagyan Club in Peconic.
Dick was an elder of First Presbyterian Church of Southold. He participated in providing meals for Maureen’s Haven and Tuesday Night Suppers.
Among these accomplishments, Dick also had passions and hobbies. He loved to sail on Peconic Bay, and he loved woodworking. He built his own home and some of the furniture in it. Dick restored an old 1926 Model T truck with his brother Gary, which is now housed at the Cutchogue- New Suffolk Historical Council He loved football, and in recent years became a NASCAR enthusiast.
Most of all he loved his family.
A funeral service was held March 7 at First Presbyterian Church in Southold. Burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made to Southold Fire Department Rescue Squad, Eastern Long Island Hospital Emergency Room or the American Heart Association.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.
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