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Charles Winney

Charles Winney, longtime dining staffer, died December 8, 2006, in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Charlie joined Skidmore’s food service in 1961 and retired as a roundsman in 1985. According to niece Debra Youngblood, a Skidmore Shop retiree, her uncle “loved working at Skidmore.” His enthusiasm was so strong that “if his shift ended and there was work to be done, he would stay to complete it,” she said. She also noted that Charlie was an avid walker and reader. Mary O’Donnell, a library retiree, knew Charlie for a number of years and remembers his love of Saratoga news and history: “When prompted by people to write a book, Charlie would laugh and say he had ‘the unwritten history.’” Mary added, “He was such a nice man and had a good sense of humor and fun about him.”

Predeceased by wife Thelma and a son, Charlie was survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, six great-grands, and nieces and nephews.