Ethel Winters, 89, ‘Band of Brothers’ contributor

By on April 18, 2012

Ethel E. Winters, 89, of Hershey, and formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away April 11, 2012 at Country Meadows, Hershey.

Born in Metuchen, N.J., she was the daughter of Robert and Lilian Fitch Estoppey, both deceased. Richard D. Winters, her husband of over 60 years, died in January 2011.

After graduating from Rutgers University, Ethel worked setting piece-rates for Western Electric Co. and for Rutgers University as a psychometrician. She worked as office manager for her husband in R. D. Winters Supply Co. Inc. and R. D. Winters, Inc. for 25 years. After retirement she continued working as his secretary in compilation of his WWII memories in preparation for the book "Band of Brothers" by Stephen Ambrose for the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," and assisted in his memoir "Beyond Band of Brothers." She was an avid reader, gardener, and volunteer at Senior Meals and for the Hershey Public Library.

She is survived by: a son, Richard T. Winters husband of Diana; her daughter, Jill, wife of Edmund Peckelun; a grandson, Jake; a sister, Doris Tidroski; and a brother, Royden Estoppey.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a sister, Marjorie Christopher.

In remembrance, Ethel suggested that you donate a book or funds to your local library.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on April 20 at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m.

To offer your condolences visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com

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