James E. Winner Jr.

    July 12, 1929  -  September 14, 2010

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09/23/2010 -

Doug DiPreta

It was with great sadness upon hearing of Jim's passing. I had the pleasure of working for and with Jim when he owned a chain of music stores and always enjoyed his professionalism and his kindess to all he worked with. My deepest symphathy to the entire Winner family, Sincerely,Doug DiPreta

09/22/2010 -

Grace and Gary Normore

We like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we've lost makes them part of us. Our prayers are with your family at this time.

09/21/2010 -

John & Dorothy Marley

Jim was a good friend who will be sorely missed.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

09/21/2010 -

MotorSports Museum

Deepest Sympathy

Frank Draskovic
Michael Miniea
Bud Miller
Gary Meszaro
William Morgan

09/21/2010 -



09/20/2010 -

Rose Winner Moury

Donna and family, I am sorry for your loss. I know you may be wondering who I may be with winner in my name. My dad is Robert Paul Winner. I have heard my dad talk alot about Jim and just wanted to let you know there is another side of the family that is feeling your loss. Please know I am sorry for your tragic loss. Rose Winner Moury and family

09/20/2010 -

Garrie, Kathy and Kyle Wimer

Our thoughts and prayers have been with the Winner family.

09/20/2010 -

Renee & Lindsey Ray

We are so very sorry about Mr. Winner. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

09/20/2010 -

Michael Messer

WInner Family, My most sincere condolences. I had the privilege to be the first recipient of a scholarship from Mr. Winner and Mr. Will Knecht while I attended Grove City College. Mr. Winner was a well respected man and one who noone really knew the entire realm of his giving however he gave. I am truly blessed to have met and grown up in his era of giving.

09/20/2010 -

Sharon City Council

On behalf of the City of Sharon we offer our condolences to the Winner family on the death of Jim Winner. His sudden death is tragic and heartbreaking. We wish we had words that could make the pain less. The world is a lesser place without Jim Winner in it.

09/20/2010 -

Millicent Koos (Williams)

Even though it has been more than 10 years since I worked at Winner International / Administration, I fondly remember the Winner family while working there. I have kept current with the events of the family and the various Winner entities and value my time with the company. My deepest condolences to the entire Winner family.

09/20/2010 -

Harold A McQuiston

Donna My simpathy to you and your family.

09/20/2010 -

Gary Sulick

my heartfelt sorrow goes out to the winner family.
i really liked your dad, and enjoyed his sharp wit

09/19/2010 -

Roy & Christine Sartori

Our deepest sympathy regarding Jim's passing. We all think the world of Jim. We were unable to attend the service due to prior commitments.

09/19/2010 -

Kenneth & Louise Mc Knight

Please accept our condolences . Our thougts and prayers are with all of you.

09/19/2010 -

Cardiac cath lab at Sharon Regional

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and to thank Mr. Winner for all he has done for us and the community. ee

09/19/2010 -

Sally Snyder

Karen I was so shocked to hear about your Father and so very sorry. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Shenango Valley has certainly lost a great man. Sally

09/19/2010 -

Bonnie Lilly, Brittani and Breanna Gassner and Sage Pope

Thoughts and prayers sent to you and your family.

09/19/2010 -

Larry & Marsha Currie

Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of of Jim Winner Jr. He was truly a remarkable man and will be missed by everyone.

09/19/2010 -

Melissa Kosarko

We send our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our prayers are with all of you through this difficult time.
God Bless,
The Kosarko Family

09/19/2010 -

Lanette Gordon

To Mrs. Donna Winner
Mrs. Karen Sed and the Winner Family
I offer my heartfelt condolances. Mr Winner was a generous and gracious man to our church family, Greater Mt. Zion COGIC, and as my employer. I went to work Wednesday morning with a feeling of sadness as I walked into The Winner. I remember many times in the early 1990's seeing him with his breifcase coming or going to the elevator and him taking time to speak. May God's peace be with you and may HE forever smile upon you. GOD IS ABLE

09/19/2010 -

Carolyn Ramp Witherow

My sympathy to you and your family. Karen, you can be very proud of your father and the life he lived.
Carolyn Ramp Witherow
(Renee Ramp Gilmore's Mother)

09/19/2010 -

Joseph H. Bolotin

Dorothy and I want to send our condolences to Jim's family. His death is a great loss to Sharon and our community.
Joe and Dorothyc

09/19/2010 -

Michael & Roslayn Wright

Our hearts and prayers are with you during your hour of grief. Mr. Winner touched us both and he will be missed. We pray God will strengthen your hearts in the coming days. Well done thou good and faithful servant.

09/19/2010 -

Don and Mary Yoest

We offer our most sincere condolences to each member of Jim's family.
I met Jim prior to the Tiffany acquisition through Larry Haynes. Jim truly was a man of vision for our commnunity and favorably impacted lives worldwide.
May our Lord provide you comfort through this difficult period.
Don and Mary Yoest
Grace Chapel

09/18/2010 -

Pattie Segarra

My sincerest condolescences are with you Donna and family. I have many fond and fun memories with the both of you and family and am very appreciative on how you and Jim have embraced my daughters Kristen, Emily, and Stephanie. Jim has always been very kind to me and I will pray for him to be eternally at Peace.
Sincerely, Pattie

09/18/2010 -

wendy and hank parvin

Mrs.Winner and Family,Our Deepiest Heart felt Sympathy goes out to you and your family,,Mr.Winner was a terrific Man and did so much for our valley ,he will certainly be missed.He was a great inspiration to all of us.God will hold you to his heart and hold your hands and give you comfort through this difficult time.God Bless you and your Family.

09/18/2010 -

Gail Horton Thompson

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. I have been in shock since I heard. May God be your guidance in the time to come and as always if ever you need anything you know how to get a hold of us. Love and God Bless you all- with deepest sincerity - Gail, Terry, and Bryan

09/18/2010 -

Sandra R Antus

My grandfather was James Winner's Nephew and I'm deeply sorry for your lose. It's also my lose too. My Grandfather was Carl A Winner Sr.

09/18/2010 -

Glenn Bacon, Bryan Bacon Sr, Joshua Bacon

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you.

09/18/2010 -

Richard Zakrzewski

Due to health issues will not be able to make the service. My prayers our with the entire Winner Family over the shock of this news. What a wonderful person Mr. Winner was to all of you and as he was to me. We all learned so much from him and now we must carry that all on so that he would be proud that his teachings did not go in vain!! I love you all!!!! PEACE RICK

09/18/2010 -

Mike and Karen Donato

Our heartfelt condolences to the family

09/18/2010 -


We have all been enriched by a successful businessman who stayed local, and strengthened numerous public charities. An example for us all.

09/18/2010 -

Stephanie (Brenneman) Drivere

My deepest sympathy to the family. I have had dealings with Mr. Winner in the past and he was a caring and compassionate man, he will truely be missed and irreplaceable.

09/18/2010 -

John and Betty Gory

We knew of James but never met him. We like to offer our condolances to the Winner family
John and Betty Gory

09/18/2010 -

Karen & Paul Emmett

Dear Jimmy & Joyce, We send out deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. We certainly know the pain of grief and will pray for God's grace in your time of need.

Blessings to you,
Karen and Paul

09/18/2010 -

Donna Connelly & Grant

The Winner family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Winner was a great man and will was be remembered. I was always proud to be a member of the Tara family, and have such great people to work for.

09/18/2010 -

Phyllis Maykowski

Jim Will always be remembered. He touched a lot of people.
My deepest sympathy
Phyllis Maykowski

09/18/2010 -

A sympathy card has been sent to the family of James E. Winner Jr. c/o John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc funeral home.

09/17/2010 -

Rod Loomis

Donna, Karen, Jimmy, Kevin,..
I dont know what to say. I am in shock.
I once asked him , Jim ,how could I ever repay all the things you have done for me ? He said would you have done it for me? I said yes, of course, "then that is it".

Blessings and God with all of you.


09/17/2010 -

Ray and Bernie Harry

Dear Kevin, Cherie and family,
We are in California and were very sorry to learn of the loss of your Father. Our sincere sympathy goes out to you and the entire Winner family. We hope to see you next week when we return to town. With love and sympathy,
Ray & Bernie

09/17/2010 -

Jo Ann and Wally Thompson

Dear Donna and family, Jo Ann and I want to express to you are sympathy to you. Jim was a wonderful asset to our community. I enjoyed a good business relationship positive in the steel business, and we had many conversations when he became involved in Winner Steel.He had an outstanding influrnce on our community and we will all miss him Wally Thompson

09/17/2010 -

Angela Askerneese Chavers

To the family, Iam so sorry for your lost. He was a very great man. He has done so much for so many people. Including my daughter, She was very sick. She passed away in 2003.And she left 2 Kids. And he help our family a lot. I just want to say, to the family Be strong and hold on to each other. Because God is All ways there in time in need. So God Bless you and your family. Truly Yours,Guy&Angela Chavers & family.

09/17/2010 -

Diane Bish Hill

Deepest sympathy in the loss of your loving husband and father. The evidence of the life he led is shown in his beautiful family he left behind. God bless each and everyone of you.

09/17/2010 -

Shirley Z. Ibbs

Sincere sympathy to Donna and the Winner Famaily.

09/17/2010 -

Judith Delaney

The entire Shanango Valley will miss you. Who would even know what would have become of downtown Sharon with out Jim Winner? I and many of us thank him for his many contributions to the valley. My deepest sympathy to all of the Winner Family.

09/17/2010 -

Cheryl & Raymond Kerr

May the grace of God watch over the Winner family in this time of sorrow. Fond memories will always remain in our hearts.Mr.Winner was a winner.

09/17/2010 -

William (Bill) and Mary Hunter

Bill being an employee of the
former Winner Steel.
Our condolences to the family
of James Winner.He was a good man and will be greatly missed.

09/17/2010 -

Bill and Linda Humphrey

We never had the pleasure of
meeting Mr. Winner,but knew of
his kind and caring ways
Our sincere condolences to his

09/17/2010 -

Janet Means Belich

Becky and Family,
I know you are of strong Faith and I sincerely hope you find comfort there. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

09/17/2010 -

Thomas J. Limber, Jr.

Dear JB, Rebecca and all the Winner Family: Your loss is felt miles away as your Dad did so much for so many. I am proud and honored to have known him.

09/17/2010 -

Jim & Anne Marie Foreman

Our deepest condolences and paryers are with you all and you know you have our support and prayers during these vry difficult times. I feel very fortunate to have known Mr. Winner and am blessed that I am still in touch with the family. Life is too short to not love those you have.

09/17/2010 -

Marie Bonetto

My deepest sympathy is with the Winner family at this time. May God bless your family and guide you through this difficult time.

09/17/2010 -


Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Paul and Norma

09/16/2010 -

Michael and Kelly Canales

Our sincerest condolences. Pinoleville Pomo Nation

09/16/2010 -

Eric Hickman

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. This was such a tragedy. May God give you strength and courage!

Eric Hickman

09/16/2010 -

Mary (Rakyta) Hickman

So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very sweet man. He left a legacy to be passed on to your family for many years to come!! God Bless you all, our prayers are with you!

09/16/2010 -

Jim & Tina Liguori (KFC)

Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Mr. Winner was truly a giving person and this entire community will miss him.

09/16/2010 -

Connie L. Bobby

Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

09/16/2010 -

Craig & Mary Ann Morrison

Donna, Jimmy, Kevin, Rebecca, Karen and family...we were truly saddened to hear of Mr. Winner's passing. He was always a wonderful man to us, a great employer, and we always respected and admired him. He made a difference in so many peoples lives, and we hope that fact will bring you comfort in your time of grief. You have our sincerest condolences.

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Born: July 12, 1929

Place of Birth: Sharon, PA

Death: September 14, 2010

Place of Death: Highland Township, PA

Donna (Carey) Winner , Spouse

Rebecca Winner (Jeff), Daughter

James B. Winner (Joyce), Son

Kevin Winner (Cherie), Son

Karen Winner (Tom), Daughter

Rosemary Wellendorf, Sister

Dorothy Mary Winner, Former Wife

9 Grandchildren

5 Great Grandchildren

James E. Winner Sr., Father

Gladys (Bacon) Winner, Mother

Elizabeth Winner, Step Mother

Peg Hanley, Sister

Stanley Winner, Brother

Memorial donations may be made to:
Winner Foundation, 33 Chestnut Street, Sharon, PA 16146

This memorial provided by:
John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc
Hermitage, PA