Charles Leone Winek, PhD.

January 13, 1936 - December 26, 2021

Visitation: Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Devlin Funeral Home Inc., Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Ursula Church , Thursday, 11:00 a.m.

Charles Leone, PhD.

On Sunday, December 26, 2021, Age 85, of Allison Park, PA. Husband of 61 years to Mary Helen (aka Molly); father of Tracey Balzer; Charles L. Jr (Mary); and Michael (Rebecca). Lovingly referred to as “Chuck” by most everyone including his grandchildren, Benjamin, Barbara (Alex), Charlie, Zachery, Joshua, Lindsey (Andrew), Maxwell, and Nathan, and great grandchildren Jackson, Owen and Wesley. Chuck was born on January 13, 1936, son to the late Martha Dinges Winek and Edwin Winek and raised In Erie Pennsylvania where he graduated from Erie Cathedral Prep in 1953. He was preceded in death by his brother Donald Winek, and sisters Margaret (Winek) Camp and Barbara (Winek) Bruno. He earned a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne in 1957, a M.S. degree from Duquesne in 1959, and his PhD from Ohio State University in 1962. His first job was with Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio as a toxicologist. He moved to the Pittsburgh area where he become the Director of Laboratories for Allegheny County, while also teaching at Duquesne University as a professor in the Pharmacy School. He received numerous awards but was most proud to be recognized by the Duquesne University Century Club as a Distinguished Alumni. He also opened a private laboratory, P.C. Lab, in Pittsburgh which he operated for over 40 years. Chuck was proud of the many students he taught who went on to successful careers and lives. Chuck had no personal hobbies. Instead, he worked hard and spent his spare time with his family. He enjoyed morning barefoot walks in the snow with his children, raking leaves, and hosing things down. He cleaned obsessively. He enjoyed riding his mower and loved smoking his pipe (quite often in hiding). He was a character that will be missed by those who had the opportunity to know him. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 9-10AM at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15229. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on Thursday December 30, 2021 at St. Ursula Church, 3945 Kirk Avenue, Allison Park, PA 15101.

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  • Dr and Mrs Wagdy Wahba

    Our deep condolences to Molly and the dear family of Dr Charles Winek. He was my mentor, teacher and a great friend.
    We share your grief and pray for comfort and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ .

  • Jonna Looney

    Our deepest sympathy to Molly and family. Am glad I had the opportunity to visit with him on several occasions. Know he will be missed. Prayers for family.

  • Tom & Eileen

    Our deepest sympathy on the death of your husband and father. Sorry we can not be there in person but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you. 💕🙏🏻 Tom & Eileen

  • Mark Staszak

    Great Man, Great Personality, Great Smile! Will be greatly missed…

  • Carm and Bill Ingebretsen

    He was a force in my life. Responsible for me attending pharmacy school at Duquesne. When I graduated. He came down the stairs at his home, in his robes and giving the dominus vobiscom blessing. Allways the entertainer. He encoraged me to get my PhD at Indiana where I met my husband of 50 yrs. I owe him so much. Although we didnt see him often in our later years he will be missed. LOVE Honey

  • Dennis & Cindy Shingleton

    There has been no greater influence on my professional, military,or political career than Charlie Winek. We (Cindy and I) owe him and Molly so much that has made our lives a happy one. Health issues preclude our travel. Bless the soul of Charlie Winek

  • Mr. and Mrs. John A. Solomon, Jr.

    Duff, Mary, and Family, you all have our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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