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Howard H. Winfree

Delaware County Daily Times
Monday August 18, 1980

Former Chester Police Chief, Howard Winfree dies

Howard H. Winfree, 77, of Chester, Former Chester chief of police, died Friday at Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland.  Born in Chester, Mr. Winfree lived all his life in the city.  He was a employed as a bricklayer for his father before joining the police force where he was to serve 32 years, rising to the rank of chief. Following his retirement from the force in 1964, Mr. Winfree served 10 years with the Chester Housing Authority. He was a namber of Chester Lodge-236 F&AM, the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Penn Forest 21, the Retired Police Officers of Chester, Chester Lodge 1, and William Penn Lodge 19, Fraternal Order of Police, also of Chester.

In addition, he was an honorary life member of the Delaware County Police Chiefs Association, a life member of the Pensisylvania Chiefs of Police Association, life member of the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, member of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired Police Offficers and an honorary member of the West End Boat Club.

Surviving are. two sons, Thomas H. of Upland and the Rev. Brother Donald J. of Hollywood, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Jennings of Chester, Mrs. Myrtle D'Amato of Chester and Mrs. Marion Sidner of Ridley Park; and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a,m. Tuesday at the William F. Bleyler Funeral Home, 500 W. 22nd St., Upland. Burial will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Lower Chichester.

Calling hours will be after 7 p.rn. tonight at the funeral home.

Chester Lodge 236 F&AM will conduct a Masonic Service at 8 p.m.

Contrioutions may be made to the Margaret D. and Howard H. Winf ree Memorial Scholarship Fund at Chaminade High School, 500 Chaminade Drive, Hollywood Fla.


Thanks to Donald Winfree, son, winfree@flyernet.udayton.edu, for sharing this obituary.

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about this individual, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2001 John A. Bullock III.

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