Todd Walter Winters, of Scott Twp., age 53, died peacefully at home on Saturday, November 2, after a year-long battle with stage 4 colon cancer.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Doris Huggler Winters. He grew up in Ransom, PA where he was very athletic and loved physical sports including football and basketball with his also-invincible cousins Dale & Kevin. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He worked at Proctor & Gamble Mehoopany for 14 years. Since 2008, he was employed by Step-by-Step as a residential program worker at a local group home. Todd was loved by his lady residents. He often initiated activities above and beyond the scope of the job, such as music, and visiting his family pets, much to the ladies’ delight.
Survivors include his wife and caregiver Pauline Tedesco Winters; daughter Nicole Winters of Spokane, WA; daughter and son-in-law Chelsea and Chris and treasured grandson Charlie Ray Teachworth of Lancaster, PA; sister and brother-in-law Karen and Dale Kresge of York, PA; brother-in-law Rex Richards of Cherryville, PA, and Todd’s 2nd mom Aunt Laura Pasternak, Ransom, PA; several cousins, nieces and nephews, and many loving Tedesco family in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Richards.
Todd was an avid reader, had amazing memory retention, enjoyed sports, running, leading Bible study, and his furry sons Wonderdog and Bubba, as well as the parade of doggie “campers” he and Pauline entertained.
He accepted Christ as his savior at an early age. Later in life, he realized how truly fulfilled life could be with Jesus at the center. He then devoted his time and energy to learning more about God’s love and sharing it and the gift of forgiveness of sin and eternal life with those he met. His kind gentle spirit and keen sense of humor will be missed by those who knew him.
Funeral service will be at 10:00AM on Thursday, November 7th, at EFree Bible Church, 431 Carbondale Road, South Abington Township, PA. Interment Union Dale Cemetery, Union Dale, PA.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.
In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions to Northeast PA Youth for Christ, Box 3691, Scranton, PA 18505. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Montgomery,Dr. Timothy Farrell, Dr. Martin Hyzinski, the wonderful staff at Scranton Hematology & Oncology, and the Aseracare Hospice of Clarks Summit.