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February 3, 2014

Lester O. Winfield

The Daily Star

---- — Lester O. Winfield

MOUNT UPTON — Lester Oliver Winfield, 86, of Mount Upton, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Norwich Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 15, 1927, son of the late Walter and Alta (Smith) Winfield in Binghamton.

Lester married Eleanor E. Pope-Miner on July 26, 1958, in East Guilford.

He was employed as a machinist for the Amphenol Corp. in Sidney when he retired in 1989.

Lester is survived by his wife, Eleanor Winfield of Mount Upton; four sons and two daughters, John and Marie Miner of Gilbertsville, Dianna Wheeler of Daytona Beach, Fla., Carlton Miner of Sidney, Joan and Ron Wildenstein of Mount Upton, Gene Miner of Hawaii and William and Donna Miner of Ocala, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Lucinda Miner of Bradenton, Fla.; three brothers and two sisters, Myrna Ellis of Greene, Ronald and Mitzie Winfield of Camilla, Ga., Alvis and Gerry Winfield of Binghamton, Althea Hammond of Port Crane and Donald and Meg Winfield of Sanitaria Springs; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Les was predeceased by his son, Donald Miner; two brothers, Jay and Walter Winfield; and a grandson, Scott Miner.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Thomas Flanders officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Mount Upton, 1749 State Highway 8, Mount Upton, NY 13809 or to the Mount Upton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 199, Mount Upton.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.