David Winer


Winer, David A., 92, died Thursday, July 5, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Home. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Ratner) Winer for 69 years. Born in New York, NY, son of the late Herman and Hajnalka (Langer) Winer, he recently moved to East Greenwich, having previously lived in South Burlington and Shelburne, VT. David was a proud WWII Marine veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He graduated Syracuse University in 1950 with a degree in mechanical engineering.  He had a long and distinguished career as a businessman throughout the Northeast including his own company, which focused on specialized wood products. He was an avid sports fan, particularly of football, baseball and hockey. David was a member of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue and on the board of Green Across the World, a non-profit organization devoted to international cultural and environmental awareness and cooperation. Devoted father of the late Jonathan Winer and his wife Carolyn of Rochester, NY, Michael Winer of Hood River, OR, Gordon Winer of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Laura Steele and her husband, Dale, of North Kingstown, RI. Dear brother of Herbert Winer and his wife, Hannah of New Haven, CT and the late Joseph Winer, Fruma Ginsburgh and Louis Winer. Loving grandfather of Steven, Rachel, Jeffrey, Hilary, Alison, Sarah and Benjamin. Cherished great grandfather of Alexis, Mila and Haylie. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Elizabeth’s dementia unit for their warmth and care for David.  Graveside services will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 80 Commerce St., Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 or to Green Across the World, 1594 North Orwell Rd, Shoreham, VT 05770.


  1. Eve&Len Dessormeau
    Jul 8, 2018

    Janet and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.!
    Eve and Lsn Dessormeau

  2. Nancy Burke
    Jul 8, 2018

    Condolences to David’s family. A charming, wise and interesting man who was proud of his family and his accomplishments during his long life. Always a pleasure to chat with when he called about his pellet stove. We always spoke about the state of the world and many other things. It was a blessing to know him.

  3. Elita Dorwart
    Jul 11, 2018

    Dear Janet and family,

    What a sad surprise to hear of David’s passing so soon after your move. I enjoyed chatting with him on the phone time and again.
    Hope you are reasonably satisfied with your new surroundings. Of course you’ve had little time to explore yet. We send our sympathy and prayers.
    Do send me your address and keep in touch.
    Love, Elita and Roger

  4. Peter Lynch
    Jul 11, 2018

    Dear Janet, Rachel, Benjamin and family,

    Please accept my heart felt condolences. David was a wonderful man exemplifying the highest integrity, humor, and purpose all in one go. He was a great mentor to me. He will be missed!

    With thoughts and prayers- Peter

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