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WINNER, Alan Martin
was born on May 21, 1917 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was well loved by his family and had a happy childhood. Alan graduated from Forest Park High School. He worked at May Company during the day, studied at University of Baltimore Law School at night, became an attorney and practiced law for three months before he was drafted into the old Army Corps as a legal clerk. After Pearl Harbor he volunteered for Cadet School. Signing a waiver because of uncoordinated vision. He became a navigator and Second Lieutenant. A few months later Alan was grounded by a physician who checked his eyes on a change of station physical and learned that the waiver he had signed had never been approved. He then went to intelligence school and served in England, France and Belgium plotting the missions that the airmen flew as well as acting as attorney in serious court martial cases. Because Alan spoke a bit of German he went to Germany with the Army of Occupation. After his discharge, Alan restarted his career as an attorney and studied accounting on the G.I. bill. He passed the CPA and planned to practice taxation law but was recalled to active duty with the advent of the Korean War. Alan and his beloved wife, Sylvia, traveled from as far North as Newfoundland to as far South as the Panama Canal with many assignments both at bases and at factories in his military career as part of the auditor general USAF until he retired after almost thirty years of service. His daughters, Nancy and Paula, attended a multitude of schools because he was the expert on forward pricing and the acknowledged trouble shooter on contract cancellations. After retiring, Alan worked for some of the companies he had audited while in the military. The comment was "If you do as good a job for us as you did for Uncle Sam, we're happy to hire you." Lt. Colonel Winner was active in the Military Officers Association, Jewish War Veterans and in the various synagogues at the places at which he was stationed. He was a true gentleman and brought out the best in the young officers that he mentored. He embodied the words in a song that Johnny Mathis sang, "It's not just for what you are yourself that I love you as I do, but for what I am when I am with you." Alan will be missed by his wife, Sylvia; his daughters, Nancy (Abe) Rosin and Paula (Jay) Russo; his grandchildren, Saul (Lina), Daniella, Joseph, Silviana and Mitchell; his great-grandchildren, Edan, Natalie, Eve, Claire and all the rest of his family and friends. He was a man worth knowing. Please join the family for a 12:00 p.m. graveside service on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.