John David “Dave” Winter, Sr.

September 25, 1950 - May 01, 2022

Visitation: Thursday, May 5, 2022, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Friday, May 6, 2022, 11 am; St. Ferdinand Church

John David “Dave” Winter, Sr.
Age 71, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1, 2022 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Dave was born on September 25, 1950, son of John B. “Jack”, and Margaret (Hayduk) Winter. Beloved husband of Susan (Gensler) Winter, whom he married on September 23, 1983; loving father of J.D., Jr. (Angie) Winter, and Beth Winter; pappy of Jack; brother of Patricia (Rich) Helbig, and Robert Winter. Dave was also survived by his K9 companions, Remy, Bentley, Audi, and feline friend, Daisy. Dave has many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Ben Avon, Dave raced motor cross and loved playing high school football. Professionally, Dave spent his career as a piping specialist where his passion for engineering was cultivated. Dave used his meticulous attention to detail to build the family hunting cabin, constructed additions to the long-time home in Cranberry Township, and together with his wife Susan, built in entirety their lovely home in New Sewickley. He was an avid hunter and a lifetime member at Millvale Sportsmen’s club, where he weekly joined his friends in shooting and socializing. He also loved sports, especially watching the Steelers, the Penguins, and Penn State football.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, May 5, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 6 at 11 am at St. Ferdinand Church, with Rev. David Egan officiating. Interment will follow at Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, Ross Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Dave’s name to Hillman Cancer Center, or Good Samaritan Hospice.

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  • Zoi Panormios

    Dear Sue, this morning I googled your name. I was shocked to see you have lost Dave. Im so sorry. I lost Bill in June of 2021. Grief never ends. I hope you will reach out to me. I’ve been looking for you since you moved from Cranberry. Please call me. Losing a spouse is incredibly difficult, especially when watching someone become ill. Bill was ill too. Please text me or call. I would love to see you. Im so sorry…. Zoi Here is my phone number (724)-759-3696

  • Paul E Fedorka

    I just saw this. I have great memories of our short time working together. I moved away a number of years ago but believe we spoke on the phone a number of years ago. A very funny and good guy. Rest In Peace old friend.

  • Kathleen Spencer (Gensler)

    Thankyou Dave for being the love of my sisters life. You took such good care of her. Such a beautiful love story. This story won’t end. It will continue in beautiful heaven. Goodbye for now but we’ll see you soon

  • William Dell

    Another classmate0f 68. After reading his legacy, it’s funny how you learn about someone you’ve known for so many years. A remarkable person. Deepest sorrow for his family.
    Bill Dell 68

  • Don Tatar

    A prayer for Dave:
    Rest Eternal Grant Him O Lord,
    And Let Light Perpetual Shine Upon Him. May He Rest in Peace. Amen

    He was a good man.

    Don Tatar, AVHS 1968

  • John A Pankowski

    Dave and I worked together at Davey Engineers. I’m so sorry to learn of his passing. He was one of the nice guys in the business.


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