Harold R. Winkley, 82, passed away of a long illness, leaving his wife, Emily. of 45 years; preceded by his father, Raymond; mother, Mable; and brothers, Robert and Edwin R. (Ada) Winkley. Born in Medina, he lived in Middleport until marrying Emily and moved to Lockport.
Harold was a member of Middleport Fire Dept., as a Fire Policeman. He served in the United States Air Force Air Defense, as a weapons machinist on jet fighters, from May 1957 to May 1961, during the Cold War at McGuire Air Base in New Jersey, and later at Dover Air Base in Delaware and a couple other air bases.
Harold worked at Middleport Lumber, Simons Saw & Steel, Fisher Price, and other jobs driving truck. He retired from Ridge Road Express where he was a bus driver. Harold enjoyed trains, planes, fishing, and wildlife.
He is survived by his daughter, Amy (Robert) Mahon; sons, Todd (Tammy) Winkley and Thomas (Debbie) Winkley; brothers and sisters-in-law; mother-in-law, Imojean Rider; several grandchildren; nieces and nephews on both sides of his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, at January 6, 2018 at 2 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport.
Published on January 3, 2018