Donald H. Winters, 64, a former CIA station chief who served in Honduras and Panama during tumultuous times, died of renal failure Jan. 25 at a hospital in Delray Beach, Fla. He lived in Boca Raton.
Mr. Winters had a 33-year career with the agency before retiring in 1994. He was posted to Honduras in the early 1980s during the buildup of the U.S.-backed contra rebels fighting the Sandinista government in neighboring Nicaragua.
By the mid-1980s, he was CIA station chief in Panama when Gen. Manuel A. Noriega was the country's leader. Mr. Winters later testified in Noriega's drug trafficking and racketeering trial in the United States.
Mr. Winters was born in New Orleans and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University and received a master's degree in Latin American history from San Carlos University in Guatemala. He also was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Nicaragua.
His honors included the CIA Career Intelligence Medal.
His marriages to Annette Winters and Donna B. Winters ended in divorce.
Survivors include his companion, Susan Latuszynski of Boca Raton; three children from his first marriage, Elizabeth Michelena of Miami, Thomas Winters of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Richard Winters of California; a daughter from his second marriage, Ellura Winters of Reston; a sister; and five grandchildren.