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John H. Wingate Jr. Obituary
JOHN H. WINGATE, JR. John passed away at his home in Sea Ranch, California on November 13th, 2012 at the age of 84. Born July 26, 1928 in Los Angeles California to Marjorie and John H. Wingate Sr. (Jack), he grew up in Riverside and attended Poly High. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and returned to Riverside to work at Wingate Air Conditioning. He married Beverly Baldwin in 1954. They divorced in 1978. In the early 1980's he retired to the Sea Ranch on the northern California coast where he lived until his death. Known for his generosity to causes great and small, he founded the Wingate Foundation in 1998 which continues to provide scholarships and grants in mechanical engineering and the arts. John supported many causes and organizations throughout his lifetime including the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Symphony, Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company, the Knipp-Stengel barn renovation, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Riverside, and the restoration of the Point Arena Lighthouse. He is survived by son, Todd; daughter, Jan Fuller; sister Anne Wingate; and his companion of 20 years, Carol Emory. He leaves behind many who have been touched by his generosity and kindness and who will miss him greatly. Services will be private.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2012
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