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December 31, 2013

Mark R. Winters

TONAWANDA —

Mark R. Winters, age 60, of Tonawanda, died on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Buffalo General Hospital. Born in North Tonawanda, he was a Coast Guard Veteran and a graduate of Buffalo State College, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. A lifelong resident of Tonawanda, he served on the Tonawanda Police Department for 25 years until retiring as Chief of Police in 2003, and then served as a Deputy Director at Erie County Central Police Services. Mark was a member of the WNY Certified Football Officials Association for more than 25 years, had been president of the Erie County Chiefs of Police Association. He was the son of the late Richard A. Winters; and brother of the late Scott A. Winters.
He is survived by his wife, Denise (nee Scarpena) Winters; a son, Clinton (Laura) Winters; a daughter, Sarah (Phil) Hankinson; two step-daughters, Angela Morgan and Danielle Morgan; five grandchildren, Charlotte, Archie, and Trevor Winters, James Mark Hankinson, and Alex Inman; his mother, Catherine (nee Eberwein) Winters; and a sister, Cathy Jo (Clinton) Hance. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Thursday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, INC., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad Street at Clinton Park, Tonawanda. Friends invited. If desired, memorials to the American Heart Association are preferred by the family.
Complete obituary, condolences and directions at www.hampfuneral.com.

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