Clifton Winne - October 27, 2011

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RAVENA – Clifton Winne’s journey through life ended as he began a new journey in spirit.  He died at home after a brief illness, Thursday, October 27, 2011.  He was 91.

     Clif was born September 25, 1920 to the late Arthur and Barbara Winne and he was the devoted husband of 65 years to the late Helen (Pebler) Winne.  He graduated from Coeymans High School, served in the Army during WWII and returned home to raise his family here in Ravena.

     An avid hunter/fisherman, Clif was a member of the Ravena Fish and Game Club.  He was an active member of the Congregational Christian Church and had served on many committees and boards.  He enjoyed playing the organ and took lessons until he was 90 years old.  Clif enjoyed playing pool and the companionship of friends at the Ravena Senior Citizens Center.  His kind and gentle presence will be greatly missed.

     Clif is survived by his daughters, Deanna, Donna and Debbie;  sons-in-law, Bernard Valentino and Tony Wolfe;  six grandchildren;  ten great-grandchildren (with one of the way!);  and sister, Velma Boyd.  He was predeceased by his brothers Randall and Douglas and sister Fay Sager.

     Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday, October 1st at the Ravena Congregational Christian Church.  Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Sunday from 4 to 7.  Contributions in memory of Clif may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, PO Box 326, Ravena, NY 12143.