We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
John Joseph Winkler
April 1, 1947 ~ August 4, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
2 Trees, Flowers, or Condolences have been shared with support of John Joseph's family - View on Tribute Wall
Read more about the life story of John Joseph and share your memory.
John Joseph Winkler of Collegeville passed away at his residence on August 4, 2023. He was 76 years old. Born in Albany, New York on April 1, 1947 and was the son of the late Bernard and Mary Winkler.
John moved to Pennsylvania when he was 8 years old and spent most of his life in Worcester, PA living on the land originally owned by his father, Bernard Winkler.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1966 – 1968 in Japan working as a motor pool mechanic. After his time spent in the military, he worked 33 years for the Methacton School District as the Head School Bus Mechanic.
John was quite a car enthusiast. He enjoyed classic cars, going to classic car shows, and collecting car memorabilia. He owned a 1966 Buick Riviera and a 1949 Packard which he often entered in car shows.
He always looked forward to the trips to Florida where it was a nice getaway and an opportunity to spend time with family.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his brothers; Peter, Paul, and James.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years; Isobel A. Winkler whom he met after returning home from the army. Isobel emigrated from Northern Ireland. His daughter; Suzanne Bowman, his grandchildren; John D. and Jillian M. Bowman, his sisters; Mary Jane Winkler and Diane Russo , and his brother; Thomas Winkler.
Relatives and friends invited to his Memorial Mass on Saturday September 23rd at 10:00 AM at Visitation B.V.M. Church 196 North Trooper Road Norristown, PA 19403
Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs www.pa.gov/dmva/donate/