Sophie Winoker


Winoker, Sophie, 90, died Friday, March 1, 2019 at Greenwood Center.  She was the beloved wife of the late Myron Winoker. Born in Vienna, Austria, a daughter of the late Leo and Rose (Altschuler) Pepper, she had lived in Warwick since 1961, previously living in Providence, RI. She worked in sales at Shepard’s, Penny’s and Van’s Figure Beauty for 10 years, before working as a telemarketer for 1 ½ years. Sophie was a life member of Hadassah and the former Jewish Home for the Aged and was a former Pioneer Woman.  She was also a member of the Arthritis Foundation and the Chabad Chai Center of Warwick, RI.  Devoted mother of Sanford Winoker and his wife, Helen, of Colombia, MD and Merrill Winoker of Warwick, RI.  Dear sister of Alfred Pepper of Las Vegas, NV and sister-in-law of James Winoker and his wife, Marilyn, of Cranston, RI.  Loving grandmother of Chagai and his wife, Allison, and Maya and her husband, Joshua.  Cherished great-grandmother of Nina, Gabriel, Josephine, and Matan. Funeral services will be held MONDAY at 1:30 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston, RI.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Chabad of West Bay Chai Center, 3871 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886.  Shiva will be observed at the Chabad Center, Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


  1. Ruth Kleinfeld
    Mar 3, 2019

    Hugs and love to Merrill, Sandy and all the family. Sophie was such a lovely lady with a welcoming smile. Weather permitting, I will see you at Shiva, but in case I don’t get there, please know she will be missed.

  2. Irma Napoleon
    Mar 3, 2019

    Sorry to hear of your loss. It is so difficult losing people
    As we get older
    My thoughts are with you
    I am sorry that we have lost contact these last few
    Love Irma

  3. Paul Gerstenbluth
    Mar 3, 2019

    A wonderful lovely lady that I shared Passover dinners with Myron, Merrill and Grandmother Winoker in Warwick, R.I.
    Sophie touched our hearts with her devotion to Chabad of Westbay and Her son Merrill Winoker was always devoted and outspoken of the familie’s love for Hasham.
    Never to curb her enthusiasm for her family and Jewish causes she remains a dominant force in the Jewish community.

  4. david altman
    Mar 4, 2019

    Winoker Family, I am fortunate to know Myron and Sophie and Sandy and Merrill and the Winoker Family. Myron and Sophie are a lasting memory of true love. Their kindness to me, a stranger in Rhode Island, is a reminder of what good people can do. Mrs. Winoker survived many travails and her stories will always be remembered, how her brother saved her, how she missed her husband, how she loved her sons. Your Friend David Altman

  5. Mark Czerkiewicz
    Mar 4, 2019

    My deepest condolences to Merrill & his entire family upon the recent passing of your mother.

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