Norman Michael Winter ’50

Norman Michael Winter ’50 died on January 29, 2008, at his home in Niceville, Fla.

Born on February 13, 1929, in New York City, he prepared for college at Pelham High School and Katonah High School in New York. Following his graduation, he worked for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Air Force and began a distinguished 26-year career in which he served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He was a fighter pilot and flight commander in Korea in 1953, a flight instructor at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia from 1954 to 1957, and an assistant professor of air science in the ROTC program at the Pennsylvania State University from 1957 to 1961. In 1964, he earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Over the years, he held a number of positions as an engineer in charge of construction projects at Air Force installations in Germany,Vietnam, and within the United States. Among his military honors are the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, USAF Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. He retired in 1977 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Cronin Winter, whom he married in 1952. He is survived by three daughters, Jane Winter Rinell of Niceville, Joanne Winter Allen of Tampa, Fla., and Nancy Winter Scirocco of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Michael N.Winter of Marietta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.