Bernard Francis


LAVALE - Bernard Francis "Bud" "Bernie" Winner, 87, of LaVale, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, surrounded by family.
Born Feb. 17, 1932, in Nikep, he was the fourth of eleven children, and the first son of the late Vernard Francis and Kathleen (Rafferty) Winner. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by four siblings, Mary Winner, Veronica Beckner, Rose Marie Montgomery, and John L. Winner.
Devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Bernie is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy "Dot" Winner; their 11 children, Terri Winner Quinn, Kathleen Schlappal (Gary), Dotsy Malone (Mark), Mary Montgomery (Bill), Frank Winner (Nicole), Laura Winner (Chris Smith), Steve Winner (Leah), Mark Winner (Lee Ginsberg), Julie Crabtree (Bob), Jennifer McMurray (J.D.), and youngest child and forever his "sunshine," Bridget Winner; grandchildren, Caroline Quinn, Maura Quinn, Katie Quinn, Anna Tschiffely, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Megan McKenzie, Scott Zollner, Craig Zollner, Ty Montgomery, Mariah Montgomery, Sarah Montgomery, Michael Winner, Matthew Winner, Rachel Winner, Sarah Winner, Alison McMurray, and Eli McMurray; great-grandchildren, Madilyn Zollner, Kellen McKenzie, Alyssa Montgomery, Tyler Montgomery, Lauren Willman, Kyle Willman, Alexander Zollner, and Conrad Rodriguez; and six siblings, Elizabeth Woods, Kaye Larkin, Sister Kathleen Bernard, James "Jim" Winner, Robert "Hank" Winner, and Gerald "Gerry" Winner.
A 1950 graduate of Central High School, Lonaconing, Bernie served in the Korean War as an infantryman and Military Policeman (MP). He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat. After his discharge from the service, he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Marie McDade, in 1956. Together they raised their children to be good people who truly care about the well-being of others. Bernie retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Company where many knew him as "Barney." He devoted his life in retirement to serving others, initially as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital. Of particular importance to him was his work at St. Anthony Place food pantry where he volunteered for many years. A devout Catholic, Bernie received the Archbishop's Medal of Honor for service to his local parish, St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Bernie's family is especially grateful for the excellent care he received from Dr. Loveria, Dr. Yin, and Dr. Amir, as well as that of the physicians and nursing staff of Western Maryland Health System.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Place, c/o Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, 300 E Oldtown Road, Ste 2, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Family and friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be conducted on Sunday at 8:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 125 Fayette Street, Cumberland, on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Fort Cumberland Post 13 Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Ty Montgomery, Scott Zollner, Craig Zollner, and Shannon McKenzie.
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Jim and Tess Delaney
May 22, 2019
Our sincere and heartfelt prayers and sympathy's go out to Dottie, her family and Bernies sibling"s families at the loss of their loved one. Bernies and all of the Winner's family are a pride and good example to all who know them. Jim
Carl & Josephine Robertson
May 18, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the Winner family for your loss.