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Craig Alan Winkel

Jun 3, 2016

Craig Alan Winkel, husband, father and friend extraordinaire, was born Nov. 5, 1945 and died on May 26, 2016 at his home Shepherdstown.

Craig attained his BS from Georgetown University, his MD from Tulane University, and his MBA from the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, St. Joseph’s University. He was a Fellow of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology.

As a colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he served on the faculty at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. After 18 years of military service, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Craig was the vice-chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

He was a loyal member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Harpers Ferry Men’s Cooking Club, the Retired Men’s Breakfast Group, the Men’s Book Club, the Potomac River Artists’ Guild, the Art Critique Group and a devoted art student of Michael Davis. He served as a board member of the Hospice of the Panhandle and the Friends of Music.

In addition to his continued dedication to the field of medicine, he was a passionate professor, reader, traveler, raconteur, chef, artist and wine collector. His enthusiasm for life and learning was boundless.

Craig is survived by Roy, his wife of 47 years, his daughter Jennifer Heffron and son-in-law Ian Heffron, his son John Winkel and daughter-in-law Caitlin Winkel, his grandson Nicholson Winkel, and his sister Wendy Martens.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Shepherdstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, Trinity Episcopal Church or Friends of Music.