Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Leonard “Skip” Winter

Mr. Leonard “Skip” Winter, age 60, a man of strong Christian faith, passed away on April 28, 2019. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2 PM at New Hope Worship Center, Concord with Pastor Dale Jenkins officiating. 

Mr. Winter was born on December 30, 1958 in North Tonawanda, NY to Leonard Winter and Edith Mascia.  He was a member of Albemarle First Assembly and was a master machinist with Magna Machining Company in Richfield, NC.  He was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association, a woodworker and could practically do anything.  He was a good friend to many.  Mr. Winter was a veteran of the US Marine Corp with 7 years of service. He was a dedicated fisherman and loved his family.

Mr. Winter is survived by his wife Elaine Winter and daughters Carina Craig, Rebecca Vuxta and Alyson Ziembiec all of North Tonawanda, NY and son, Christopher Sanders from Eugene, OR and sisters Lori Williams of VT, Lisa Hall of Tonawanda, NY and Amy King of Rochester, NY and beloved  nine grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Stanly County, 124 E. North Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Winter Family.


  • Keith and Debbie Posted April 29, 2019 9:46 pm

    Elaine, our hearts are so broken but we hold on to the promise of seeing Skip again one day. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers! ❤

  • Carina Craig Posted April 29, 2019 11:29 pm

    Daddy♥️ Your butterfly kisses and cherished memories will always be with me in my heart.
    All of my Love, and always your little girl!!
    Love, Carina

  • Aunt Susie and Uncle Rick Posted April 29, 2019 11:56 pm

    Our hearts are broken. The loss of our nephew so suddenly has shattered us, Our thoughts and prayers are with his Sisters, Lori, Lisa and Amy, and his girls, Corina, Becky, and Alyson. We send our love to his wife, Elaine, may God grant you strength for the days ahead.

  • Rebecca Vuxta Posted April 30, 2019 12:49 am

    Daddy I miss you so much already! No matter what you never lost your faith in me. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, roller coasters, white water rafting, fishing, jet skiing, and so many more. Thank you for sharing your faith with me and teaching me about jesus. You were my hero! I know your in heaven and we will be together again!
    All my love,

  • Jean Douglas Posted April 30, 2019 4:25 am

    I’m broken hearted. What a wonderful man. He will always live on in our hearts. Love and prayers.

  • Joe Benifield Posted April 30, 2019 9:52 am

    So sad and broken hearted, so sorry Elaine, May God hold you close and comfort you during this tough time, Skipper was the most kind hearted, caring person I ever knew, A once in a lifetime friend who will be missed. Corina, Becky, Allison, Christopher, I am so sorry for your loss. Stay strong, he loved you all very much.

  • Mrs. Brown Posted April 30, 2019 12:03 pm

    Dear family of Skip Winter. I wanted to express my condolences for your loss. Death brings much sadness to the surviving family. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.” (John 5:28,29; Isaiah 25:8) For more information about this beautiful hope, please visit jw.org

  • Reni Kayser Posted April 30, 2019 5:37 pm

    Hugs, tears ,prayers and much love to Elaine and Skip’s family. He was so dear to me – a friend I’ve known since the 70’s. Gone too early. But Gods’s timing is perfect. Love you Skipper. Miss you.

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