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Richard S Winalski Sr
February 07, 1927 - June 17, 2012
Richard Winalski Sr
Richard S Winalski Sr., 85, passed away on Fatherís Day June 17, 2012 with his beloved family by his side in Punta Gorda, FL. He was called by his Father to join him in heaven. He was born in Hartford, CT and lived in Newington, CT where he raised his family before moving to Florida in 1977. Richard joined the Navy during World War II and married the love of his life, Irene Dupont, in Key West, FL, where he was stationed. After serving his country, Richard returned to CT. He opened Elmwood Pastry Shop Inc. with his father Stanley and brother-in-law Howard Wollman in 1948. Later, his sons became partners with him in both the Elmwood Pastry Shop and Ireneís Pastry Shop. The baking tradition is still carried on by his son Richard Jr. and grandson, Jonathan, at the Elmwood Pastry.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm, Thursday June 21, 2012 at the Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Jerry Kaywell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Indian Springs Cemetery in Punta Gorda.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in memory of Richard to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.