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Jeffrey Joseph Winegar

Obituary for Jeffrey Joseph Winegar

April 22, 2021
Langhorne, Pennsylvania


Jeffrey Joseph Winegar, 68, died peacefully on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at his home in The Villas at Shady Brook of Langhorne, PA.

Son of the late Herbert Joseph and Virginia Wells Winegar, Jeff was born in Baltimore, MD on February 26, 1953. He graduated from The Hun School of Princeton, received his undergraduate degree from Alfred University and his master's degree from The University of New Hampshire.

Jeff called many towns like Washington, D.C., Larchmont, Princeton and Lawrenceville home, but his heart will always reside in Pennington, NJ. Pennington is where Jeff and Laurie raised their two children, where he delighted in maintaining their historical Main Street home and where countless memories and cherished friends were made. He was heartbroken to leave after 35 wonderful years.

Those who knew Jeff know he had a huge heart. He was authentic. He was loyal. He was kind. He cried at movies, but pretended the ashes from the fire had gotten in his eyes.

He loved his fish like they were dogs. He loved his dogs, Hofie and Gracie, like they were family. He loved his son and daughter-in-law, Padraig & Theresa, like they were his kids. He loved his children, Courtney (Kinners) & Wells (his "fuzzy headed boy") to the moon and back. He loved his wife, Laurie, like she hung the moon. He even fell in love with an Irish donkey named "Jackie". He had time and room for everyone.

Although his litany of oft-repeated "bad Dad jokes" was notorious, Jeff also had an incredibly sharp wit. His turns of phrase, jolly reenactments and speedy retorts always kept his family and friends on their toes and in stitches.

Jeff's passions & interests could fill a book. He was a talented artist who created museum-worthy watercolors of every subject from landscapes and houses to Barney the dinosaur and a drunken Leprechaun.

Jeff was a lifelong Orioles fan, an armchair quarterback for the NY Giants, and a passionate collector of baseball cards and memorabilia. Jeff was a collegiate athlete, king of the back yard "high pops and grounders" and had a black belt in Karate.

One of Jeff's most defining characteristics was his insatiable thirst for knowledge and genuine curiosity about a wide array of topics. When Jeff took up a subject, he absolutely immersed himself in it.
Most notably, Jeff was a history buff with a particularly fervent interest in The American Civil War.
Jeff was also the family historian. He spent endless hours following the roots of his family tree and was even able to trace his family back to the Mayflower.
Inspired by the people he loved, Jeff was easily fascinated by other cultures and did all he could to learn about them. Before the inspiration for his immersion could blink, Jeff often knew more about their home countries history than they did!

He is survived by his loving wife Laurie, his son Wells Winegar and his wife Theresa, his daughter Courtney Fagan and her husband Padraig, his grandchildren Merrick and Brooks and his sister Janet Stone and her husband Philip Stone. He is also survived by his extended family, Deborah Estes, Joan and Chris Schneeweiss, Anne & Todd Kellstrom and their children.

No service will be held at this time. A "Celebration of Life" luncheon will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeff's name may be made to The Alzheimer's Association in honor of his father, Herb Winegar, and Sister-in-Law, Deborah Estes. Life Celebration services entrusted to Swartz Givnish of Newtown

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