Kenneth P. Winter ’55 died on May 9, 2020 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
(The following appeared in Patriot-News on May 15, 2020)
Dr. Kenneth P. Winter passed away peacefully at home on May 9, 2020. He was 86 years old. Born on December 8, 1933, in New York City, he was the son of Helen and John Winter and raised in Lake Katonah, NY. Ken graduated from Pelham Memorial High School, NY, in 1986. He was fluent in French and a member of the cross-country track team and the National Honor Society. He attended Bowdoin College graduating cum laude with a BA in history in 1955. He served as first lieutenant, company executive officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps from 1957 to 1959. He continued his education at Columbia University, earning an MA in history (1960) and MA and PhD in philosophy (1983). He began his teaching career at The Milford School, followed by Pace University. He taught at Shippensburg University from 1968 to 1992 as an associate professor of philosophy. Ken loved playing jazz piano and occasionally played professionally. He was a connoisseur of the arts, enjoying museums, music, ballroom dancing, and reading, as well as gardening. He was a member of several professional associations involving philosophy, music, politics and social justice. Ken was predeceased by his first wife, Dolores, and two brothers, John and Norman. Surviving are his wife, Natalie, of 14 years, daughter, Avril of Brooklyn, NY, son, Evan of Smithsburg, MD, and grandson, Zane of Martinsburg, WV.