ALLEGANY - Carl E. Winnickey, of 3147 Blinn Road, passed away Saturday (Nov. 30, 2013), at Olean General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
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Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Allegany, he was the son of Edward and Louisa Hausknecht Winnickey. On May 21, 1949, in Allegany, he married Barbara Hull, who predeceased him Jan. 5, 2012.
Mr. Winnickey was the oldest surviving attendant of the Smith Hollow one-room school house in Allegany. He was employed for the Pennsylvania Rail Road company, before enlisting in the United States Army. He served during World War II, and was based in the Philippines. After his military career, he worked at the Olean Tile Plant, where he met his wife. In 1951, they moved to the town of Tonawanda, and he worked for many years at Bell Aerospace. In 1974, they moved back to this area and he began his employment at Dresser Rand in Olean, where he retired from in 1987. Mr. Winnickey was an avid World War II reader, and was very knowledgeable about the War. He enjoyed dancing at the Allegany American Legion and spending time with his family.
Surviving are two children, John C. (Carol) Winnickey of the town of Tonawanda and Carla Winnickey (Mark Lent) of Allegany; three grandchildren, Heidi (Ron) Whipkey, Joseph Winnickey and Edward (Crista) Ellis; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by an infant son, David; three sisters, Geraldine Frederick, Dorothy Sauer and Marion Sosna; and one brother, Robert Winnickey.
Funeral services will be held on Friday (December 6, 2013), at the Casey, Halwig and Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean, and will be private. The Rev. Gerald leFeber will officiate. Burial will be at Allegany Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to any World War II veterans group.
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 Nys Route 417 W Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Dec. 2, 2013