Steve "Butsy" Winer
My most sincere condolences go out to the Winer family. Since my wife and I re-located to SC two years ago, my only contact with the "Camp Dry-Kye Alumni Association" has been through Buttsy's dedicated management and oversight of this web forum (please do not take my silence as a lack of interest in keeping touch ... ). I do hope that someone will step up to replace him.
Byron Angel, Greer, SC
So sorry to hear of Butsy’s passing. He truly embodied the Dry-Kye spirit.
Butsy was the most devoted and dedicated of Dry-Kye Alumni, my high school classmate and fraternity brother, bunkmate, and lifelong friend.I will miss him immensely!
Steven Alan Winer passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, March 11th. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judith (Lennox) Winer. He was the loving father of David Winer and Deborah Harmon & her husband Paul; grandfather of Jake Harmon; brother of Rabbi Esor Ben-Sorek; uncle of Sharonna Ben-Sorek, Dr. Ethan Ben-Sorek & his wife Karen, and Liora Ben-Sorek, as well as three grand-nephews and nieces. Steve was born to the late Leonard Jacob Winer and Fayne (Salloway) Winer on Mothers Day, May 14, 1939.
A 1956 graduate of Brookline High, he attended the University of Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves right after high school, serving until 1960 rising to the rank of Sergeant. After college he began his career in sales. He met his future wife Judith, while working as a salesman in the 1960's at Hallmark cards, where she also worked.
He worked for a number of companies before forming his own company, Winsor Sales (now owned by his son David) in 1978. Steve was active for over 45 years in the Knights of Pythias fraternal order in Massachusetts. He loved traveling to shows for business, especially his twice a year trips to Las Vegas, where he would "visit his money".
But, what he liked most was fishing on Graham Lake in Ellsworth, ME starting in 1950, first with his lifelong friends, then his children, and lastly his grandson Jake, in whom he instilled a love of the sport.
Services will be held at Temple Israel of Sharon, 125 Pond Street, Sharon, MA on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11am, followed by interment at Sharon Memorial Park. Immediately after, a reception will be held back at Temple Israel. The family will be sitting at Steve's home on Friday, March 16th, from 11am to 5pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Fisher House Boston, PO Box 230, So. Walpole, MA 02071, or online at www.fisherhouse.org.
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