Robbye Winger, 89, Animal Trap Co. bookkeeper, gifted baker, enjoyed ceramics, playing bridge

By on February 10, 2016

Robbye Winger, 89, of Lititz, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Moravian Manor.

She was the wife of William C. Winger Jr. to whom she was married for 70 years.

Born in Montgomery, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Mary L. Stoddard.

Robbye was a 1944 graduate of Sidney Linear High School and met Bill on a blind date while he was stationed in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Montgomery, Ala. She was a bookkeeper with Novelty Manufacturing Co., the former Hager Department Store, and the Animal Trap Co., prior to raising her four children and creating a home that was filled with memories, warmth, great food, and love.

Robbye was an expert bridge player, enjoyed dancing, and was an Arthur Murray Dance Instructor. She enjoyed cooking, ceramics, knitting, needlepoint, cross stitch, traveling to Europe, the beach, golfing, tennis, and taught her daughters how to sew. She was an excellent baker and known for her homemade pie crust, biscuits, cornbread and lemon, butterscotch, and fruit pies. Robbye enjoyed family gatherings and always looked forward to the annual crab fest outing to Maryland. She and her husband Bill wintered in Sarasota, Fla., for many years. She was a member of P.E.O., the Good Book Club, Conestoga Country Club, and a 50-year member of Salem United Church of Christ in Rohrerstown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Timothy M. Winger, husband of Marie, of Lancaster; Melinda S. Winger of Maytown; Pamela, wife of Thomas Carpenter, of Lititz; and Holly, wife of Joseph Fortner, of West Hartford, Conn.; four grandchildren: Gretchen, wife of John Oury; Andrew Winger, husband of Sharon; Amanda and Margaret Fortner; three great-grandchildren: Dylan Carpenter, Luna Oury, and Gemma Winger.

She was preceded in death by a grandson: Drew Carpenter.

Services were held Feb. 10 at Salem United Church of Christ, Lancaster. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543 in her memory.

Share online condolences at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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