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Gerald E. Winters 1924-2020
Since 1943, Gerry served his country and community in a variety of roles. After returning from his military career in the Army Air Force as a member of the “greatest generation,” without hesitation, Gerry looked to see how he could help and serve his community.
As a resident of Round Lake, he joined the Round Lake Fire Department and served as an active fireman, treasurer and president and remained a Life Member with 70 years of service.
Gerry became very active in the many communities and organizations in Southern Saratoga County, and through the years he served in many capacities. For the Town of Malta, Gerry served many years on the Planning Board and Zoning Boards, Malta Youth Commission, Malta Veterans Committee, Saratoga County Republican Committee, Malta and Saratoga County Senior Citizens, Malta Bike Trail Committee, Round Lake Little League, treasurer and caretaker of the Dunning Street Cemetery and caretaker, treasurer and secretary of the Round Lake Rod and Gun Club and the Malta Sunrise Rotary Club.
With an interest in politics, Gerry ran for a seat on the Malta Town Board in 1976 and remained a Councilman for 32 years; many of those years he also served as Deputy Town Supervisor.
In 2004 Jerry was the Hometown Hero recipient for his selfless service to the Round Lake Fire Department and his innumerable blood and apheresis donations to the American Red Cross. In addition, in 1984, Jerry was the recipient of an award from the FBI in appreciation for the assistance in the apprehension of a suspect involved in a Round Lake bank robbery.
In honor of his contributions the Gerald E. Winters Gymnasium at the Malta Community Center as well as the pavilion at the Luther Forest Park have been dedicated to him with the hopes our residents will remember a man who selflessly dedicated many years of service toward the betterment of our community.
Rest in Peace Good and Faithful Servant.