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John Winterburn Sr., 79

AUG. 9, 1932-JUNE 22, 2012

June 25, 2012
  • John Winterburn Sr.
John Winterburn Sr.

John Winterburn Sr., 79, died peacefully at his residence Friday, June 22, 2012, after extended health issues.

Born Aug. 9, 1932, he lived in Vineland, N.J., and was a longtime resident of Hagerstown, Md. He retired in Fenwick Island, Del., where he lived with his wife, Donna Winterburn.

He served in the U.S. Navy before returning to Hagerstown, to then become the proprietor of the Broad Axe Tavern, which he owned and operated with his wife of 36 years, Joan Winterburn, now deceased.

He is survived by many family members, including his wife, Donna, and her four children; his children, John Jr. and Rene Winterburn, Robert Winterburn and Elizabeth Smith, Lisa and Doug DeVault, and JoAnn and Joel Wolber; a brother, Ted Winterburn; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A private gathering for family and friends will be held to commemorate his life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Fenwick Island Lions Club, 37232 Lighthouse Road, Suite 109, West Fenwick Island, DE 19975.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

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