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Frances Winakur

Obituary for Frances Winakur

May 4, 1924 - November 20, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 93


Frances was raised in Baltimore, MD, above a luncheonette run by her parents, Sam and Bessie Pollack. She waitressed during her teenage years and there met Leonard Winakur whom she would later marry after he returned from five years of service during WWll. She wrote him every day of his deployment.
Frances worked hard all her life: raising her two sons, Jerry and Michael; then beside her husband in his business. She stood by him during difficult times after he lost that business.

In 1977, she and Leonard moved to San Antonio, and Frances went to work in the internal medicine practice of her son, Dr. Jerald Winakur, where she was loved by many of his patients. She finally retired at age 80.

She then cared for Leonard at home as he descended into Alzheimer's dementia until his death, just past their 60th wedding anniversary.
In the last 8 years of her life she valiantly overcame a stroke and then a hip fracture. She was lovingly cared for in her home by Ms. Julie Navarro during her final two years. The family also wishes to thank her internist, Dr. John Galan, for his kindness and professionalism, as well as her stalwart San Antonio friends, Ms. Betty Van Greenby, Ms. Marsha Greenberg, and Ms. Norma Madrigal.

She is survived by her two sons, Jerry (Lee) and Mike (Gaye); her three grandchildren, Betsy Tontiplaphol, Emily Winakur and Adam Winakur; and her four great-grandchildren, Jonah, Sophie, Ella, and Malachi.
She will be missed by us all and remain in our memories.

NOVEMBER 22, 2017- 3:30 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Agudas Achim, or The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health, San Antonio.

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  • Congregation Agudas Achim, or The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health, San Antonio

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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