Arthur “Bud” Frederick Winkler Jr., 78, of Scranton, passed away Thursday (October 20, 2022) in Winter Haven, FL. He was married to Jane Donovan Winkler for 53 years prior to her passing in 2018.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Arthur Frederick Winkler, Sr. and Evelyn Bugno Winkler, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He was honorably discharged after serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Shangri-La (CVA-38). Prior to retirement, Art worked as a sales representative for various golf manufacturers. He was a member of multiple golf leagues at the former Scranton Muni Golf Course. He enjoyed golf, golf, golf and more golf.
Surviving are a daughter Kelly Linko and husband Joseph, Winter Haven, FL; sons Scott Winkler and wife Marie, Brooksville, FL; Christian Winkler, Sr. and Companion Tina Shenise, Jermyn; a sister Lenore Namiotka, Newton Ransom; grandchildren Justin Winkler, Tucson, AZ, Renee DeVaul and husband Romaine, Austin, TX, Rachel Winkler, Jermyn, Christian Winkler, Jr., Jermyn, Samantha Linko, Winter Haven, FL; and a great granddaughter, Rhea DeVaul.
He was preceded in death by granddaughter Simone Larocque.
** We little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side **
A private grave side service will be held at the family’s convenience. Arrangements entrusted to Corey Brian Strauch Funeral Home, Scranton.
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