Jeff Winklbauer went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 12, 2013. Jeff will always be remembered as a jovial spirit and will be sincerely missed by his family and friends who adored and loved him. Originally from Altoona, PA, Jeff has made Warren, PA his home for the last 23 years.
Jeff graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, PA, in 1973 and was a member of the Marauder football team. He then served his country honorably in the US Air Force, and he worked at General Dynamics in Rhode Island. For the past 23 years, Jeff has been a Psychiatric Aide at the Warren State Hospital where he was known as "Wink". He will be remembered for his amiable personality and recognized for his passion for patient care.
Jeff is preceded in death by his beloved father, John P. Winklbauer. He is survived by the mother he adored, Joan Marie Winklbauer of Dallas, PA. Jeff is also survived by his son, Jason Winklbauer and daughterinlaw, Ashley, of Philadelphia, PA. Jeff was so excited and proud that Jason and Ashley were expecting twins. Jeff is lovingly remembered by his siblings and their spouses: Peter and Karen Winklbauer of St. Marys, PA; David and Patricia Winklbauer of Norcross, GA; Lee Ann and Tom Burkhart of Trucksville, PA; and Lisa and Anthony Hummel of Dover, Delaware. Jeff will also be truly missed by his nieces and nephews: Matthew, Alecia, Kailee, Cara and Danny.
Visitation will be at 9:00 a.m. on August 19, 2013 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Altoona, PA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Jeff's name to the Warren State Hospital, 33 Main Drive, Warren, PA 16365.
The Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. has assisted with arrangements. To view, or send the family econdolences, please visit www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.