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Rine G. Winey, Jr., 97, formerly of Watsontown, died on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Buffalo Valley Personal Care Home where he was residing. Having lived in Watsontown for 49 years, he moved to Lewisburg in 2001 and resided at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village.
Born February 21, 1924 in Millersburg, Dauphin County, he was the son of the late Rine G. and Lottie (Walborn) Winey. In 1929 the family moved to Selinsgrove where he graduated from Selinsgrove High School in the class of 1942 and Susquehanna University in 1946.
He was married to former Lois J. Derr of Sunbury on February 24, 1952 and they celebrated 47 years of marriage until his death on August 21, 1998.
He was employed at First National Bank, Sunbury after graduating from college until 1952, when he accepted a post at the former Watsontown National Bank, now First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Over the years, he held various positions until he was elected president in 1983.
In October 1975 he was appointed to the board of directors of the bank and was chairman of the board from 1989 until his retirement in 1992. In addition, he served on the board of directors of Sun Bancorp at Selinsgrove from 1989 to 1992.
While in Watsontown he attended the American Institute of Banking courses and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University in 1956, where his thesis “Motel financing” was selected for use by the American Bankers Association and Rutgers University Libraries. In addition, he graduated from the Senior Bank Officer Seminar at Harvard College in 1975.
Interested in collection plates, following his retirement from the bank, he created a company “The man of the platform”, selling works of art at Route 15 Market Center, Lewisburg from 1992 to 1999, when he chased them from his home.
He has held several positions in area banking groups, religious and community activities, fundraising campaigns and previously served on the Watsontown Borough Council. He was a member of Watsontown Jaycees and Watsontown Lodge # 401, Free and Accepted Masons.
He was an associate member of the First Lutheran Church of Watsontown since 2005, where he was a member for 53 years, and treasurer for 35 years. He has served on their church board and on the finance committee as president for several terms. He and Dr Robert Funk were Sunday school teachers and headed the junior Sunday school department there for many years. Since 2005 he was a member of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Lewisburg.
Survive is a son, David S. Winey and his wife, Alicia of Mount Joy; one daughter, Elaine Ann Winey; two grandchildren, Bret M. Winey and his wife, Michelle of Lebanon and Michael D. Winey of Denver, Colorado; three great-grandsons, Carter, Bennett and Griffin Winey; one great-granddaughter, Hadley Winey; two step-granddaughters, Bethany and Kara Schwartz; and two nephews, Timothy and Thomas Moorhead.
His wife was predeceased by a sister, Bettie G. (Winey) Moorhead of Martinsburg in 1993 and a daughter-in-law, Linda C. Winey in 2004.
In accordance with her wishes, a private funeral service will be held at the family’s convenience at Watsontown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village Endowment Fund, C / O Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Office of Advancement, 798 Hausman Road, Suite 300, Allentown, PA 18104-9108 or at www.diakon. org.
Arrangements have been made with Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc, PC, 124 Main Street, Watsontown. To share a memory or condolences with the family, please visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.