In New Haven, April 9, 2003, Russell Perrin Winter, Jr., 69 of 161 Hoadley Rd., Bethany, husband of Edna Harger Winter. Born in New Haven, July 24, 1933, a son of the late Russell P. and Dorothy Kramer Winter, Sr. He served in the U.S. Army and was a graduate of the University of Connecticut Forestry School. He drove school buses for Sorenson Transportation Co., DeFour Transportation Co. and the Town of Bethany where he drove the senior citizens bus. He was a member of the Naugatuck Elks Club. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Alice Chueka, sisters, Joan W. Montgomery of Idaho, Joyce W. Howard of Bethany and one grandchild. He was predeceased by a brother, Bruce E. Winter. Funeral service private. Arrangements with BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Contributions may be made to Bethany Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 460 Amity Rd., Bethany 06524.

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  1. Sarah and I are very sorry for your loss. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do for you or your family please let us know.

  2. We will never forget the day we came early to look at the house and Russ came to the door and gave us the royal tour before the real estate agent even arrived. Edna was in a cast, but she was so cheerful and kind to us. Russ knew right away we loved that sweet little house he\’d grown up in and that we would always take care of it as if our own family had owned it for generations. We feel honored to have known Russ, who had one of the kindest hearts on the planet, and we are honored he wanted us to live in his family\’s home. Both of us will miss him terribly (and Kathleen will always treasure the garden stone he carved her name in.) Lots of love to the entire Winter clan – you\’ve lost so much this past year. Know that you are in our hearts and we are hurting along with you. Living where we do, everywhere we look we see something of both Russ and Bruce, and it\’s a harsh reality to know neither of them will be back to see the old family home. Joyce and Joan and Edna, you are always welcome – we still think of this place as being as much yours as it is ours as you are the ones who first filled it with love and made it what it is today. With much love and our deepest sympathy, David and Kathleen

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