Richard Val Winkel, 87, originally from Missouri, San Francisco, Arizona and Washing State, passed away August 7, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ.
He was born in St. Louis, MO on August 21, 1930 to Valentine and Lydia (Vaughn) Winkel. Richard served in the Navy during the Korean War and worked in the sales of business machines and real estate.
He married Patricia “Pat” May Corley in 1954 and they were married for 43 years until Pat passed away in 1997.
Survivors include his daughters Pati (Bob) Anderson and Kelly (Michael) Hislop; son Thomas (Nicola) Winkel; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He loved traveling and was quite an adventurer, once kayaking Puget Sound in his 80’s and having to be rescued by the Coast Guard!
No service are planned.