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Obituaries

August 16, 2013

Robert A. Winn

Robert A. Winn

ONEONTA — Robert A. Winn passed away on Aug. 14, 2013, with his family by his side, after a very courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He served as an inspiration to all with the courage and strength he displayed, not only during his illness, but throughout his life.

Bobby was born Oct. 29, 1958, the son of Alfred and Barbara (Bell) Winn. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1977.

Bobby married the love of his life, Jo-Ann Dilello on June 14, 1986.

Bobby was a talented man who was known for so many things. You may recall him as the childhood friend that you shared many memories with throughout your life or as the football coach that had such a passionate love for the game. He might also be known as the person who transformed or adorned your home with one of his one of a kind wood workings.

Bobby's strong faith and values defined his life, and he loved attending church every Sunday and reading the Bible.

As a football coach, he not only tried to teach the fundamentals of the game, he was trying to teach responsibility and respect that would carry you into adulthood.

He was one of the first coaches of the Oneonta Pee Wee league. He followed his first team of junior players to the senior level of the league. He continued to coach at the senior league until he eventually became the varsity football coach for Oneonta Senior High. After stepping down as the coach for OHS, he went back to resurrect the Pee Wee league as the head of the program. Coaching football was just one of Bobby’s many passions.

Bobby was an extremely skilled, highly respected, and sought after master craftsman and cabinetmaker. He was self-employed as the owner of R.A. Winn Enterprises for the past 35 years. His talent of fine woodworking graces the homes of many people that weren't just a customer by the end of the project, but a friend as well.

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