Obituary: Augustus Milton Winder, Jr.

Augustus Milton Winder, Jr., 97, of Haddonfield, died peacefully in his home on May 19.

Augustus Milton Winder, Jr., 97, of Haddonfield, died peacefully in his home on May 19. He was the husband of the former Mary Louise Hostetter. The Winders celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Jan. 1 of this year.

Gus, as he was known, was born in Greenfield, MA, where he spent the early years of his life. As a young man, he attended Mount Herman School, Northfield, MA. Later he graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He went on to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Between college and graduate school, from 1942 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army, last stationed at Fort Richardson, AK. As chief clerk of the Army postal department, he received a commendation for outstanding service. Before his discharge, he was commissioned a second lieutenant.

He had an early career as a college instructor of economics, first at Colby College, Waterville, ME, and later at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, before practical economics turned him to the business world. For 30 years he was employed by RCA, Camden, NJ. During this time he also taught economics for ten years in the evening division of Drexel University.

Following his retirement in 1982, he and his wife began to travel extensively, touching base on all seven continents. For many years he served as treasurer of the Good Samaritan Center in Camden. He was a dedicated volunteer of the Haddonfield Historical Society, working with Don Wallace in the tool section. He also served as a trustee for the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield, where he was a 50-plus-year member. He was also the volunteer handyman on call for neighbors, friends and family. With Yankee ingenuity, he could fix almost anything.

Other survivors include his beloved daughter, Elaine Patricia; his sister, Lois Hudgins, Matthews, VA; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to Interfaith Caregivers or the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield.