Thomas H. Winkel

As a young man Tom raced stock cars up and down the West Coast.

Thomas H. Winkel passed away on December 15th, 2018 in Gig Harbor, Washington, at the age of 73 from complications due to cancer.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on August 7, 1945 to parents Werner Winkel and Zella Bush. He moved to Washington with his family at an early age growing up in Aberdeen and Seattle, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School.

As a young man Tom raced stock cars up and down the West Coast. He was a successful salesman and manger for various companies until he settled on the mortgage business, where he had a long successful career working in Texas andWashington DC, before moving his family to Vashon Island. There he continued his work in the Seattle Area and on Vashon. With an outgoing personality, Tom made friends easily wherever he went.

He enjoyed zipping around on his various motorcycles and sports cars. He also became an avid sailor, spending many days on his sailboat exploring the Puget Sound.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years Pat Winkel, his son Jarod Winkel and daughter Lisa (Aaron) Moe, and his two grandchildren Kasen and Josslin Moe, who are residents of Vashon.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 26th, at the Vashon Eagles, 18134 Vashon Hwy SW, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

All are invited and encouraged to bring a dish to share.

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