Dr. Kenneth P. Winter

Dr. Kenneth P. Winter of Shippensburg passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was 86 years old.

Born Dec. 8, 1933, in New York City, he was the son of Helen and John Winter, and raised in Lake Katonah, New York.

Ken graduated from Pelham Memorial High School, New York, in 1951. He was fluent in French and a member of the cross-country track team and National Honor Society.

He attended Bowdoin College, Maine, graduating cum laude with a BA in history in 1955.

He served as First Lieutenant, Company Executive Officer, in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps from 1957 to 1959.

He continued his education at Columbia University, earning an MA in history in 1960, and an MA and Ph.D. in philosophy in 1983.

He began his teaching career at The Milford School, followed by Pace University. He taught at Shippensburg University from 1968 to 1992 as an Associate Professor of Philosophy.

Ken loved playing Jazz piano and occasionally played professionally.

He was a connoisseur of the arts, enjoying museums, music, ballroom dancing, and reading, as well as gardening.

He was a member of several professional associations involving philosophy, music, politics and social justice.

Ken was predeceased by his first wife, Dolores, and two brothers, John and Norman.

Surviving are: his wife, Natalie, of 14 years; daughter, Avril, of Brooklyn, New York; son, Evan, of Smithsburg, Maryland; and grandson, Zane, of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

There will be no public funeral.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.

Online condolences may be offered on his obituary page at: https://cremationofpennsylvania.com/location/harrisburg-pa/

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, https://www.splcenter.org, or Human Rights Watch at: https://www.hrw.org, in Ken’s name.


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