HERSHEY Ethel E. Winters, 89, formerly of Fredericksburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Country Meadows, Hershey. Richard D. Winters, her husband of over 60 years, died in January 2011. Born in Metuchen, N.J., she was the daughter of Robert and Lilian Fitch Estoppey, both deceased. Survivors include her son, Richard T. Winters, his wife, Diana, and their son, Jake; her daughter, Jill and husband, Edmund Peckelun; her sister, Doris Tidroski of Whiting, N.J. Her brother, Royden Estoppey, and sister, Marjorie Christopher, predeceased her. After graduating from Rutgers University, Ethel worked setting piece-rates for Western Electric Co. and for Rutgers University as a psychometrician. Ethel worked as office manager for her husband in R.D. Winters Supply Co. Inc. and R.D. Winters, Inc. for 25 years. After retirement, she continued working as his secretary in compilation of his WWII memories in preparation for the book Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose, for the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, and assisted in his memoir Beyond Band of Brothers. As time permitted she was an avid reader, gardener, and volunteer at Senior Meals and for the Hershey Public Library. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata 17522. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. In remembrance, Ethel suggested that you donate a book or funds to your local libray. To offer your condolences visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com
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Published by Lebanon Daily News on Apr. 13, 2012.