Benjamin Karl Winter

Benjamin Karl Winter, 45, of Shickshinny passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at home.

Mr. Winter was born in Kingston on Oct. 30, 1967, and was the son of the late Fred and Hazel Garinger Winter.

Benjamin was a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School in 1986 and later served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years.

He was employed by C and K Sanitation for 12 years and Mountain Stream Construction, Pikes Creek, for five years.

Benjamin was a loving and caring at-home dad. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Winter.

Mr. Winter is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Tracey Ankudovich; children, Jacob Benjamin, Elijah Gabriel, Lucas David and Lily Grace Anne, all at home; brothers, Conrad Winter and his wife, Sharon, Towanda; Fred Winter and his wife, Lydia, Lehman; and Philip Winter and his wife, Krystle, Harveys Lake; sisters, Jean Swire and her husband, Ralph, Lehman; and Lori Williams and her husband, Russell, Lehman; and niece, Samantha and her son, Zander.

A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday from Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Peter Kuritz, co-pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service.

The family requests no flowers.

Online condolences may be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on May 1, 2013