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WINKLER, George George Winkler "Wink" or "Coach" of Sarasota, Florida formerly of Newton, Massachusetts passed away on June 4th surrounded by his family at the age of 91. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Jeanne of 67 years. Beloved father and proud grandfather. He is survived by his 3 children, their spouses and 5 grandchildren. He will forever be in our hearts. George served in the Marine Corp before his career in education. He was a graduate of Boston University where he earned 11 varsity letters playing football, basketball and baseball. He was a favorite receiver of quarterback Harry Agganis. He was inducted into The Agganis Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to the Agganis Foundation. George touched many lives as an educator, coach and later Athletic Director at Newton South High School. He was devoted to his students, student athletes and mentor to many. Newton South High School field is named in his honor. George was inducted into NSHS Athletic Hall of Fame, Massachusetts HS Coaches Hall of Fame and Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame. Services will be private. Funeral arrangements by Toale Brothers of Sarasota, Florida. To share a memory of George, visit Legacy.com.

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Published in The Boston Globe on June 13, 2018
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