William R. L. Winters, Sr.

Jun 27 1941
Nov 28 2016
75 Years
Atglen, Pennsylvania

William R. L. Winters, Sr., 75, of Atglen, passed away on Monday, November, 28, 2016 at Harrison Senior Living in Christiana, PA. He was the husband of Shirley R. Winters and his first wife the late Anita Persing Winters who died in 2007. Born in Atglen, he was the son of the late William H. Winters and Elsie Hudson Winters.

Bill was an Atglen resident all his life and a 1960 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. He was employed by the Chester County Fire Board with the Emergency Services Department. He proudly served for 46 years as Fire Chief with the Atglen Volunteer Fire Company.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by one son William R. L. Winters, Jr. of Atglen.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing from 9:00 am to the time of the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market St. Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Dec 2 2016 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home


Bill was a great man who was a big part of my life since the time of my birth he will be missed. R.I.P chief 26 we will never forget u.

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a very committed person was bill talked to him on many occasions of how things used to be as a volunteer I was always thankful how when me and my daddy would meet bill we always greeted him with s warm hearted hand shake and talked on how things used to be in our neighborhoods my daddy always had a good things to say about bills daddy pop winters   It for sure was good to know them both and do appreciate there zeal in being a great volunteer I have said to bill many times Thank You because you care

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I wish that I wasn't at such a loss for words, I wish that I was able to process all this but it just hasn't sunk in yet. If it had, I'd go to great lengths to express just how tremendous this loss is, not only to me personally, but to everyone who knew him. 

I love him, I'll miss him and I'll never forget him. Goodnight Chief. 

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There's no other way to describe Chief Winters. A mentor to many, he always was willing to teach firefighters, both young and old. Rest easy my friend...we'll take it from here.

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To a good friend and my former Chief, it is with a sad and heavy heart that I send my deepest sympathy to Bill's family.He will be sorely missed in the fire service. It was a pleasure to serve with him at Station 26. I will always remember the times we had serving the public. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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I am so sorry for your loss Bill. It was such a pleasure to be able to care for your father for the time that I did. He had so many great stories and he was always a hoot. He kept us nurses on our toes. He was a great spirit that will truly be missed. 

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I remember working with Bill as county dispatcher. He taught me a lot and I will always remember his heart of gold for everyone. We had a lot of good laughs. He was one that would always be there to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by many. I know that him and "Pop Winters" will be watching over all of us and will let the fire fighters know when they are doing something wrong. R.I.P. Bill

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Bill, I am so sorry to hear about  your Dad.  He was a good man and a dear friend.  My prayers are with you and your family. RIP my friend.

Bonnie Dunham

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Cheif was an amazing man.  He was like family to us, an Honorary Grandfather to Shane.  He will be greatly missed.  Thoughts and Prayers. 

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I was very sorry to hear of your father's passing yesterday. Be at peace that he no longer suffers. He is still looking down on all of us.

Scott Piersol

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A big thank you to Bill Winters for his unselfish dedication to the Fire Service. Pop, Bill and thier family left a legacy of service to the people of Chester County and will be remembered as a part of the history of the area.

Sending our sympathy to his family,

Russ and Kathy Kilmer


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A wonderful salute to your father today!  Rest In Peace William R.L. Winters


Jack Mariano

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Winters Family,  So sorry for your loss. Bill served his community well for many years. Thank you Bill for those many years. Ann and Dirk Hagen



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Dear Shirley,  We are sending Prayers for the family...  Our Thoughts are with you.

Love the Softchin Family


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