Edward G. Winner, D.C. government employee

Edward G. Winner, who retired in 1991 as the director of the D.C. office of financial services, died Aug. 14 a hospice in West Chester, Pa. He was 77.

He had complications from Parkinson’s disease, said his son Paul Winner.

Mr. Winner, a District native, began his government career as a teacher in D.C. public schools during the 1960s. He later served as an executive assistant for D.C. schools. He was budget director from 1972 to 1975 and served as a deputy superintendent responsible for management services from 1975 to 1980. He was director of the D.C. office of financial information services from 1981 to 1991, where he oversaw the District’s fiscal data processing facilities.

Edward Gilbert Winner was a 1952 graduate of Gonzaga College High School. He was a 1956 graduate of Catholic University, where he also received a master’s degree in English literature in 1959. He served in the Air Force from 1960 to 1963.

He was director of the Urban Teacher Corps in Washington and taught classes in D.C. schools before joining the Peace Corps in 1968. He served in Nigeria for three years before joining the D.C. government. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2007.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Kathryn Mullins Winner of Lincoln University, Pa.; six children, Paul Winner of Columbia, Kristin Cassan of Toulouse, France, Susan Bartley of Lincoln University, Barbara Defix of Siaugues-Saint-Romain, France, James Winner of Rockville and Diane Winner of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister; a brother; and nine grandchildren. A son, David Winner, died as an infant in 1964.

T. Rees Shapiro

T. Rees Shapiro is an education reporter.
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