From The Olio
WINSTON W. WYNNE, JR
6300 Castenada St,. Coral Gables, Fla.
Prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Pledgemaster
Glee Club, Literary Magazine News Bureau, Football, 4
Deceased July 21, 2019
Winston Wynne, Jr. died on July 21, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he had lived for the past 29 years. Winston was born August 28th , 1941 in Norfolk, Virginia. When he was very young his parents – Winston Sr. and Mabel – moved the family to Coral Gables, Florida, where Winston grew up. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire before Amherst.
During college, Winston majored in English, but spent a fair amount of time on Route 9, back and forth to Northampton, to court Patty Corcoran in Chapin House at Smith College. He was an active and jovial member of Delta Kappa Epsilon where I was a best buddy and, as social chairman, somewhat of an enabler.
He married Patty after college and moved to White Plains, New York, where they produced three children - Winston Wiley Wynne III, Andrew Patrick Wynne and Keeley Wynne (Stokes). Winston and Patty's marriage ended in divorce.
In 1978, Winston married Susan Warnecke with whom he fathered two more children, Rebecca Lee Wynne and Shannon Wynne (Butera). In August of 1990 the family settled in their current home in Virginia Beach.
Winston's agile mind and quick wit served him well in his chosen profession at Mutual of New York and then AXA. He was an active golfer and softball umpire; he could polish off the New York Times crossword each day in a short time, he loved to travel, loved to read and loved his kids – all five of them.
In 1999, Susan died and, for the next 20 years, Winston, threw himself into parenting, working (he finally retired in 2017), church and finding the ugliest ties imaginable. He also amassed a huge repertoire of jokes to amuse his kids, his clients and his friends.
From daughter Keeley's eloquent eulogy: "Winston leaves behind a family of
funny, bright, curious and loving people: no better tribute to his life and
Anthony "Andy" Blue, '62