Obituary of Mary K. Winberg
Mary Kay Winberg, of Rome, NY passed away on March 10, 2022.
Mary was born in Carrollton, OH on July 27, 1931, the daughter of the late Earl and Frances Cox. On June 9, 1952, Mary married, the love of her life, Lt. Harry L. Winberg, USAF, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mary is survived by her four children, Christina Gutwein (Dan), Baltimore; Steven Winberg (Anne) Washington, DC; James Winberg (Janeanne) Reno; and David Winberg (Julie), Rome; her nine grandchildren, Sonya, Amy, Lydia, Bonnie, Lauren, Anna, Erik, Katrina and Alyssa; and four great-grandchildren Lillian, June, Cecilia and Johanna.
Mary was raised in Minerva, OH and Phoenix, AZ where she graduated from North Phoenix High School and Tempe College.
Mary managed a household, raising four children through many military moves. She had the dual role of mother and father during Harry’s two yearlong overseas assignments. They moved to Rome in 1973, where she served in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Altar Guild and the Rome Hospital Twigs. She enjoyed spending time with friends, her monthly lunches with The Western Group, and weekly water aerobics at the Rome YMCA. Mary and Harry adopted Rome as their home after retirement and they enjoyed many decades sailing with friends and family at Lake Delta Yacht Club and Sackett’s Harbor on Lake Ontario.
Mary loved her home in Rome, the people and even the weather. She always said, “I wasn’t a Roman by birth, I was a Roman by choice.”
A private family memorial service was held and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice or Rome Twigs (Rome Memorial Foundation).To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Mary Winberg, please visit our Tree Store