Bruce Hurst Winand, Rec Council Coach

February 04, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Bruce Hurst Winand, who worked in medical sales and was a longtime Towsontowne Recreation Council coach and board member, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 26 at his Timonium home. He was 50.

Mr. Winand was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. He was a 1978 graduate of St. Paul's School and earned a bachelor's degree four years later from Washington College.

An accomplished lacrosse player, Mr. Winand played the sport during his high school and college years, and in the early 1980s played professional indoor lacrosse for the Washington Wave and the Baltimore Thunder.

In his professional life, Mr. Winand worked selling office products and later switched to medical sales. At his death, he was employed by Westmed Inc.

Mr. Winand began coaching T-ball in 1994 for the Towsontowne Recreation Council and later moved into coaching lacrosse goalies. He also had coached soccer.

He also was on the rec council's board and served as baseball commissioner.

Mr. Winand was an avid reader of history and enjoyed visiting historic sites with his family and friends.

He was a communicant of St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church in Timonium.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, the former Jean Pace, a Baltimore County public school educator; three sons, Garrett Winand, Ned Winand and Stephen Winand, all of Timonium; his mother, Adela Van Metre of Lutherville; a brother, William T. Winand of Woodstock, Vt.; and five stepsisters, Betty Domoski of Pasadena, Rosalie Baker of Bernardsville, N.J., Anne Kibbe of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Mary Chodroff of York, Pa., and Helen Van Metre of Santa Monica, Calif.

- Frederick N. Rasmussen

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