Joe Winters, the pinnacle of Winter Bros. Waste Techniques, has died after a quick battle with COVID-19.
He was 54.
Winters was identified with the coronavirus simply earlier than Christmas and spent two weeks within the hospital earlier than succumbing to the sickness Tuesday.
As a youth, Winters realized the waste administration enterprise from the bottom up, working along with his mother, dad, uncle and brothers in a family-owned waste assortment firm, cleansing vehicles and portray containers.
Since its founding, Winters Bros., beneath the management of Winters and his brothers Sean, Jimmy and Andrew, has grown to grow to be Lengthy Island’s largest recycling, refuse carting and rubbish processing companies, serving 1000’s of companies and dozens of municipalities.
In addition to serving as CEO and chairman of his rising waste administration agency, Winters was additionally energetic in charity work, particularly the reason for autism. In August 2020, he joined elected officers and nonprofit leaders within the groundbreaking ceremony for the Winters Middle for Autism in West Babylon. The middle is being constructed as a vocational and life expertise instructing facility to offer adults with autism important job coaching expertise wanted to achieve the office.
Winters additionally had a ardour for sports activities, particularly boxing, excelling within the sport as a young person and younger grownup. He grew to become knowledgeable boxer and between 1988 and 1992, Winters fought professionally as a heavyweight with the Skilled Boxer’s Affiliation, establishing a profession document of 12 wins and a pair of losses together with a number of fights in Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The household launched the next assertion:
“Our household has misplaced a loving, caring and devoted husband, father, brother and uncle. Lengthy Island has misplaced a real icon and philanthropist. These of us who’ve been lucky sufficient to know and work with Joe have misplaced an expensive buddy and supply of inspiration. Joe leaves behind an organization and a workforce that solely he might have constructed with such willpower and route of excellence that might make anybody proud. Joe’s spirit and imaginative and prescient will proceed to information us. No phrases can adequately specific our disappointment and loss related to Joe’s passing or our gratitude for the chance to work with him. We’ll honor his reminiscence by dedicating ourselves to persevering with the work he beloved a lot.”
Winters is survived by his spouse, Michele, and two sons, Patrick and Sean.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. James Funeral Residence at 829 Center Nation Highway.
A funeral mass might be held Friday, Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Sts. Philip and James RC Church in St. James.