Herbert Isaac Winer
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Winer, Herbert Isaac
Herbert Isaac Winer, son of the late Herman Leo Winer and Hajnalka Langer Winer, born in New York City Sept. 19, 1921, died in New Haven on Dec. 11, 2019 at the age of 98. Brother of the late Joseph, the late Fruma (late Albert Ginsburgh), the late David (Janet), and the late Louis. Widower of the late Harriet Herzog Winer, and survived by their children, Lise, Daniel and Laura Winer, grandson Joshua Vazquez-Winer, and great-granddaughter Jasmine Vazquez. Beloved husband of Hannah Bress Breitman Winer, and step-father of David Breitman (Kathryn Stuart).
Herbert Winer grew up in Mount Vernon and Spring Valley, NY. He graduated from Yale University Class of '42, where he majored in classics and botany, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. He completed a PhD in Forestry at Yale, and taught at the Forestry School until moving to Montreal in 1964. There he worked for the Pulp & Paper Research Institute of Canada and then the Forest Engineering Reseach Institute of Canada. In 1979 he became head of woodlands management at Mead in Dayton, Ohio. On retirement, he returned to New Haven, and to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he taught, guided students, coached cross-cut saw contests, and helped design the School's coat of arms. He was a fellow of Berkeley College and an active supporter of the Forest History Society. A lifelong member of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism, he served as president of Congregation Dorshei Emet in Montreal, and of the Reconstructionist Federation.
A devoted son and brother, husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Herbert Winer was a mensch, a man of great integrity and high standards, a generous and compassionate person, curious and knowledgeable, and a great wit. He will be sorely missed by extended family, colleagues, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.
Very special thanks to Jane Pettway, and the staff at Coachman Residence for their compassionate care. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Reconstructionist Foundation, the Great Mountain Forest in Falls Village, CT, or a charity of your choice.

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Published in New Haven Register on Dec. 13, 2019.
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December 21, 2019
Dear Hannah, David, Laura, Lise and Daniel. I didn't know Herb very well but he was often present at family gatherings in Canada and when I viisted New Haven. I always enjoyed his dry wit and intelligent conversation. He was a kind and interesting man. Our deepest condolences. JoAnn and Alan
Joann Breitman
December 20, 2019
My condolences. Are we related? Jacqueline Hope Winer (Herships) - Daughter of Pascal Wolf Winer the son of Hannah and Elias Winer. B. 1941. jackieherships@gmail.com
December 19, 2019
I will miss Herb greatly. He and Hannah were dedicated members of the Berkeley College (Yale) Fellowship where we dined together often. I appreciated his support and frequent attendance at Orchestra New England concerts over the many years. Stepson David performed with ONE several times.
James SINCLAIR
December 19, 2019
Herb lived a full life and we are so delighted that we could be a part of it for the Langer-Winer reunions. May you find comfort with your memories of a real mensh.
Barbara & Abe Osofsky
December 17, 2019
After a distinguish career, Herb returned to New Haven and brought a lot of wisdom and a wonderfully dry sense of humor to our Havarah. Farewell, Herb. We miss you.
Sue & Len Honeyman
December 16, 2019
Hannah, Herb was my mentor at both PPRIC and FERIC. He was a true scholar and gentleman, and I am proud to have been his colleague and friend. My deepest condolences to you and the family. Cherish the memories of a great man.
Ernie Heidersdorf
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