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John Albert Van Winkle, Jr.

John Albert Van Winkle, Jr. of Keystone Heights passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka. He was 80. Born in Suffern, New York, John moved to Gainesville in 1958 to attend the University of Florida. He was a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He graduated in 1962 with his engineering degree. After graduation he enlisted with the US Navy for two years, then spent the next four years in the reserves. For the rest of his career he was a branch manager for several large computer companies including Honeywell.
He was an avid Gator sports fan and enjoyed antiquing and traveling. He was “Papa” to his loving family.
He is survived by his adult children, Mary Scarborough (David) and Edward H. Van Winkle, his life partner Becky Sullivan, his sister Lynn Hollinsworth (Don), grandchildren Tyler Scarborough, Drew Scarborough (Jazmin). He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Van Winkle and Edith Moss Van Winkle, sister Juno Fishman and his son John (Rippy) Van Winkle. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 10:00am, at Hendricks Ave. Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. Burial will be at a later date at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606 devmail@beyourhaven.org.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 22405 W. Newberry RD Newberry, FL 32669 www.milamfh.com.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!