Dick Winneg died on Sunday. He was known to relatively few but his good works in and for Manchester have benefited thousands and will continue to do so for years and decades to come.
He and his wife, Fran, helped with the formation of the Manchester Regional Foundation of the N.H. Charitable Foundation. Their Winneg Family Fund is now a part of that.
He was a founder of the Derryfield School. He was a 20-year trustee of the Elliot Health System and served as hospital board chairman. He was a benefactor for Temple Adath Yeshurun and served on the Jewish Federation of Greater Manchester board.
He was a director of Child Health Services in Manchester and he and his wife were supporters of the Mayhew Program, Moore Center Services, Palace Theatre, CASA.
The list goes on. The Chamber of Commerce wisely made him its citizen of the year in 2008. He also quietly helped with seed money for several Manchester area entrepreneurs who might not have succeeded and brought jobs and business to the city, had it not been for his confidence in them.
All this was in addition to and was supported by the successful sportswear company that Winneg owned and operated locally and where he provided employment to many in the Queen City. In short, this quiet and humble man, who at age 90 could look back on a remarkable life, leaves our city poorer for his passing but much richer for his having come this way.
Our condolences to his family and to Manchester, his adopted city.