Gre­gory Lee Win­ters, D.V.M.

Orlando Sentinel (Sunday) - - OBITUARIES -

Gre­gory Lee Win­ters, 84, beloved hus­band, fa­ther, and grand­fa­ther, passed away Oc­to­ber 26, 2018. Dr. Win­ters was born to Ruth Lazauskas and James Lee Win­ters on Oc­to­ber 4, 1934, in Bal­ti­more, MD. Upon grad­u­a­tion from high school, he at­tended the pre-ve­teri­nary pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land. In 1955, he en­tered the School of Ve­teri­nary Medicine at the Uni­ver­sity of Ge­or­gia. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, he joined the United States Air Force and served as base vet­eri­nar­ian at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL. In Septem­ber of 1961, he opened the Pine Hills Ve­teri­nary Clinic in Or­lando, FL. In 1986, he built the An­i­mal Clinic of Win­der­mere. He re­tired in July, 2000. Dr. Win­ters was an avid ten­nis player un­til he be­came ill. In his younger years, he loved wa­ter ski­ing and scuba div­ing. He made many scuba trips to Cen­tral Amer­ica and Mex­ico. He and his wife, Cherry, of 61 years, loved to travel. They vis­ited most of the United States and much of Europe and South Amer­ica. Their most trea­sured mem­o­ries are their three trips to Africa.

Dr. Win­ters was a mem­ber of Kappa Al­pha Or­der. He was a past pres­i­dent of the Cen­tral Florida Ve­teri­nary Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, and he was also a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Ve­teri­nary Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion.

Dr. Win­ters is pre­de­ceased by his son James Gre­gory Win­ters. He is sur­vived by his wife Cherry; his daugh­ters Lee Anne Kline of Win­der­mere and Eliz­a­beth Paige Win­ters of Day­tona Beach; his grand­chil­dren Krista Marie, Daniel Chris­tian, and Vic­to­ria Lee Kline Win­der­mere; and his brother Dud­ley Win­ters and his wife Caro­line of Bal­ti­more, MD.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held at Wood­lawn Memo­rial Park and Funeral Home on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3rd at 2pm. of of

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