Gary Howard Winkel
May 21, 1945 – September 5, 2014
Our Lady of Peace Church
237 East 62nd Street
October 23, 2014 5:30pm -7:00pm
Gary Howard Winkel, beloved husband, father, nephew, partner, friend and counselor, died September 5, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. Born in New York City, Gary attended grammar, middle and high school in South Orange, New Jersey, followed by Bard College in Annandale, New York.
He was a successful businessman in real estate sales, design, manufacturing and marketing of leather goods and, for the past 6 years, he was Director of Community-Based Program Development and Counselor (CASAC-T) at New York’s Parallax Center.
Gary’s father, Melville Leo Winkel, his mother, Dorothy Ostro Winkel, and brother Martin Winkel preceded him in death. Gary is survived by his two sons, Matthew Leo Winkel of New York, New York and Drew Taylor Winkel of Chicago, Illinois, and their mother, Brandy Towns Winkel of Grand Island, New York.