Alan E. Winkler, 64, of Weirton passed away Feb. 7, 2010 at Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. from complications following a severe stroke. He was born Jan. 28, 1946 in Franklin, Pa., the son of the late Howard and Jane Lewis Winkler. He was also preceded in death by twin sons, Joshua Joseph and Corey James Winkler in 1985. Alan retired from the Sales Department of Weirton Steel Co. with 37 years of service. He also worked for eight years at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort as a Bartender and Corporate Runner. Alan was Catholic by faith. He loved soccer and coached six years for the Weirton Rotary Youth Soccer League; and he supported Force Travel and Weirton Madonna High School soccer. He was an avid golfer and cyclist, and was a member of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. He is survived by his wife Lynnellen Reali Winkler of Weirton; son Erik R. Winkler and Erik's mother, Joanne Zdybicki Winkler, both of Wexford, Pa.; step-son Ryan-Noah Schloss, his wife Jamie, and their daughter, Abby, all of Colorado Springs, Co.; and his step-daughter Elizabeth E. "Lizzy" Schloss of Weirton. Memorial services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alan's memory can be made to The First Tee, World Golf Village, c/o Holly Manuel, 425 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092 . Arrangements are under the direction of the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, WV 26062

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Alan. I worked with him in the Q.A. Department at Weirton Steel. He was a great person and was always helpful to everyone. May he rest in peace.

  2. your in my prayers! Alan will always have a piece of my heart!One great Corporate runner! Always a exciting day with Alan around! I will miss you……

  3. Dear Lynnellen, You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of Alan. We were totally shocked. He was a great guy and a good friend. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. No one was ever a stranger with Alan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. My deepest sympathies. I worked with Alan at Mountaineer. We enjoyed talking baseball and cars. You will all be in my prayers.

  5. Lynn, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your husband. May God grant him eternal rest in His kingdom. You are in our prayers.

  6. Lynne, I am so sorry to hear about Alan. I remember when he started to work at Mountaineer. My prayers are with you. Robyn Huffman

  7. Winkler family, I was saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. I enjoyed working with him and cherished the friendship we shared. I have been thinking about all of you and praying that you will find strength and comfort in the memories that you have. I will miss my friend.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. We first met him during the Lion’s Club bike rides. His easy smile was a welcome addition to Mountaineer. He will surely be missed. Our prayers are with you. Chuck & Lori Ballato

  9. We were so shocked to read about Alan’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of his family. Eric, we are truly sorry about the loss of your dad. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers to JoAnn also. Alan will be missed by many. With our sincere sympathy and thoughts, Ray, Sandi, and Mark Gajtka

  10. I am so shocked and saddened. Alan is my favorite cousin. As kids we had some great times. I wandered when I didn’t get a Christmas card from him last year. I thought he had moved and I was looking to find a new address only to find he had passed away. JoAnna and Eric, please keep in contact.

  11. Alan and I were close buddies in grade school. We rode bikes all over Franklin, our back yards were one removed, we played together every day. In junior high and high school, we grew apart – I lost track of him after Howard died – to my regret. I have found several pictures of Alan and one of Howard and Jane in my Mother’s boxes. She passed two years ago at 92. I would like to send them to someone in Alan’s family. Please contact me if you would like these old photos. Joe Burgert 3135 West 42 nd. St. Erie, Pa. 16506 (814)838-3820

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