Winfield I.  Protheroe


SIDNEY - Winfield I. Protheroe, 80, passed away May 31, 2019, at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford.
Winfield was born on June 26, 1938, in Walton, a son of the late Henry Demmon and Esther Elizabeth Alverson Protheroe.
He grew up and attended school in Sidney Center.
For many years he was employed by Amphenol as a hand trucker and he was member of the Local IAM Union.
Winfield was an avid sports fan and rooted for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Dodgers, formerly the Brooklyn Dodgers. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling and snowmobiling. He loved new cars and often had two.
He enjoyed his Wednesdays at "Our Place," a senior program in Walton. He was also a member of the Assembly of God Church, Walton.
Summers found Winfield and his brother, Lewis, at all the county fairs especially the Delaware County Fair in Walton. A special thank you to the many local churches and restaurants who understood their limitations and treated them with kindness and respect.
Winfield is survived by his daughter, Rita; and his brother and best friend, Lewis, currently a resident of The Pavilion at Robinson Terrace, Stamford.
He was predeceased by his parents and older brother, Robert of California.
Family and friends are invited to call at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend St., Walton, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday June 12. Immediately following, a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Walton Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.
Condolences to the family may be made online at
Published on June 9, 2019
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