Wingate, Robert Edward Lee

March 30, 2006

ROBERT EDWARD LEE WINGATE, son of Robert E. Lee Wingate and Eva Siske Heidman died March 28, 2006. A graduate of Brooklyn Park High School, Class of of '65. Mr. Wingate received special presidential commendation as most outstanding Amateur Chemist while still in his teens. Following enlistment in the United States Army, Mr. Wingate a Vietnam Veteran was a member of several Veteran's organizations most notably American Legion Post 195 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13. Graduating Cum Laude from Florida International University with BAs in both Philosophy and Psychology Mr. Wingate taught in Dade County Florida and Anne Arundel County Maryland prior to 25 years of service with the Federal Government. Utilizing a wheelchair and in declining health Mrs. Wingate will be remembered by his many friends and associates as a Humorist, Advocate for rights of the disabled, his unflagging passion for gambling and as an avid "Where's George" enthusiast. Immediately prior to his death Mr. Wingate was a participant in a proposed CDC study establishing patterns of human contact and exchange through "where's George" tracking. Robert Wingate is survived by his wife Bonnie, his aunt and uncle Grace and Elmer Klein as well as an extended family of uncles, neices and many beloved cousins

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