Aloysius Winters, Jr., 88, died Saturday, July 23, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Al was born and raised and lived his entire life here in his beloved Savannah. Al attended Sacred Heart Parish School and graduated in 1952 from the Benedictine Military School. He graduated from Armstrong State College in 1955. Al was married to Barbara Burns and they had three sons, Al, Chris and Anthony. Barbara died in 1989. Al married Rita Stevenson in 2014. Al was a lifelong Catholic and a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
Al was a wonderful son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. The care of his family has been his priority for his entire life. He worked hard and enjoyed playing golf when the weather permitted. Al was employed by Savannah Electric and Power Company and retired as Corporate Performance Coordinator after 43 years.
Al coached in the parish league for many years. He was a good athlete and played basketball at both Benedictine (#15) and Armstrong State College. Al was manager of the Benedictine football team in 1951. He belonged to many religious, school and civic organizations. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, Council 5588, Irish Heritage Society, Savannah Quarterback Club, Savannah Exchange Club, Benedictine Alumni Association and Benedictine Athletic Association. Al was a longtime member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and served as the adjutant for the 1993 and 1994 parades. Additionally, as a member of the Parade Committee, he was instrumental in the live broadcast of St. Patrick’s Day Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, which continues to this day. He was also a member of the Savannah Olympic Support Council, which was Savannah’s committee for the Olympics. Al served our country as a member of the 117th Air National Guard for many years.
Besides his love of God and his family, Al loved his Alma Mater, the Benedictine military school. Al played sports as a student and supported and followed the athletics of his sons and grandsons in BC with rigid regularity. He and his family participated in tailgating and attended every football game for as long as he could. Al always wore his Benedictine class ring with great pride. He is the recipient of the coveted Stephen S. Koszewski Award for his loyalty, service and devotion to the Benedictines. He is responsible for the effort to move the cast iron cross from the Bull Street campus to the Seawright Drive campus. He’s been a lifelong answer to the call “Come in line you ole BC men!!” He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Al was predeceased by his parents, Aloysius Winters, Sr. and Sarah Furlong Winters, his wife, Barbara Burns Winters, his sister, Patricia Winters Halligan, and his brother, Kirby Joseph Winters.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Winters; sons, Aloysius Winters, III, Christopher Winters (Kelly), Anthony Winters (Penni); brothers, Michael Winters (Bernadette) and James Winters; daughter-in-law, Melissa Riley (Kelly). He had nine grandchildren: Brittney Winters, Joshua Winters, Conor Winters, Bryce Winters, Logan Winters, Gage Winters, Owen Winters, Carson Winters and Hunter Lardinois.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
A Christian Burial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Catholic cemetery.
The bearers will be Gage Winters, Logan Winters, Owen Winters, Carson Winters, Joshua Winters and Daniel Winters.
Memories: Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406.
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Posted July 27, 2022
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