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Peter T. WINANS Obituary
WINANS, Peter T.

(April 22, 1933 to May 31, 2014) Peter Torrey Winans, 81, passed away peacefully in his Delray Beach home on May 31, 2014. Peter was born April 22, 1933 in Orange, NJ, a member of a prominent local family. He attended St. Paul's School in Concord, NH (1951), and graduated from Harvard University with a degree in economics in 1955. Peter then enlisted in the Army and spent two years as a medic in Germany. Upon his release from active duty, Peter went to work for the family business, C.G. Winans Co., a large paper and janitorial distributor on the East Coast. He started in the mail room and worked his way up to president of the company. He married Sally Rogers, and had two sons. They divorced, and in 1967, Peter married Frances Joannes Allerton, moving with her and her two daughters to Summit, NJ. They later moved to Morristown when the children were grown. In 1971, Peter went into business on his own, starting Peter T. Winans & Sons Inc. in the garage of his home and building the company substantially from there. Peter was known for his jolly sense of humor, his love of telling stories, and his friendly competitiveness in sports. He was an avid athlete, playing tennis, golf and paddle tennis as a member of Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit and Bald Peak Colony Club in Melvin Village, NH. In 1978, he co-founded the New Jersey Men's Platform Tennis Association with several friends. Peter sold his business in 1996, after he and Fran had moved to their townhouse on Amelia Island, FL. They enjoyed many years of retirement living, traveling and being active members of The Ocean Club and the Amelia Island Club in Amelia Island Plantation. Peter's health deteriorated in his final years, and they moved to Delray Beach in 2011. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Frances; sons Christian and Scott (Stacey) Winans, stepdaughter Mitchell "Mimi" Allerton, all of New Jersey; stepdaughter Tracy Allerton of Delray Beach; and three grandchildren, Kelly, Erin and Connor Winans. Arrangements by A Cremation Service of the Palm Beaches. A memorial service will take place at Amelia Plantation Chapel in November. Donations in his memory may be made to the .

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from June 4 to June 5, 2014
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