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Duane G. Winnie, 48

July 25, 2006

Duane G. Winnie, 48, of 320 Baldtop Road Danville PA died Monday morning, July 24, 2006 at Geisinger Medical Center Emergency Room Danville PA.  He was born March 4, 1958 in Mount Kisco, NY the son of Duane D. Winnie of Shokan NY and the late Philonpna Ruocco Winnie. 

He graduated from Outeora Central School in Boiceville NY where he sang in the choir.  Mr. Winnie was an accomplished mechanic employed by Bryantís Towing in New York for many years before moving to Danville PA in 1991.  He owned and operated Winnieís Towing in Danville PA and then was employed by Phase III Towing in Riverside PA.  He was also employed as a shop foreman and parts manager by Joe and Janís Charter and Tours, Inc. Danville PA.  His employment at Joe and Janís also included being a school bus driver of Bus J39. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church Danville PA.  Mr. Winnie was an avid baseball enthusiast which included being a Little League and Senior League coach and umpire.  Mr. Winnie was also a traveling baseball coach.  He enjoyed following the New York Mets.   He also enjoyed following the Danville Wrestling team which included his sons Duane and Daniel.  Mr. Winnie also enjoyed tinkering with older cars.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years Denise Cutler Winnie whom he married September 1, 1979 and three sons; Duane A., Daniel N. and David J. Winnie, all at home.  He is also survived by two daughters; Kimberly A. Hess of Danville PA and Christina L. Hess, at home.  Also surviving are four grandchildren; Matthew, Mya, Kendra and Hannah Hess.  He is also survived by one sister Donna Winnie.  Also surviving is a sister-in-law Phyllis Litts of Port Ewen NY; one niece, two nephews and one great-niece. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 28 2006 at 11:00 AM from the First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive (off of Route 642 E) Danville PA with the Reverend David J. Mouw officiating assisted by the Reverend James P. Madas of Kingsley Community Church Kingsley PA.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received Thursday evening from 7-9 PM at the church and also from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM Friday at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Duane G. Winnie Memorial Fund c/o Service 1st Federal Credit Union 1207 Bloom Road Danville PA 17821   Arrangements are under the directions of the Visneski Funeral Home Inc 10 W Mahoning St Danville PA. 

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