Winterstine, Laverne Patton, 87, of Orlando, FL passed away on Friday April 5, 2013 with family by her side. Laverne was born in Lonaconing, MD on July 7, 1925 to John and Pearl Patton, the family later moving to Cumberland, MD where she attended Allegany High School. After graduating High School, Laverne began work for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) and was married to John "Leroy" Winterstine on May 13, 1953. They relocated to Orlando with AT&T in 1959. Laverne later retired from the company with over 30 years of service.
Laverne's greatest love was family, a devoted mother and adoring grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Leroy (2010), her Mother and Father, brothers William and Harry Patton, and sister Hilda Douglas. Survived by son Lynn (Laura), two granddaughters Stephanie and Melissa Winterstine, and sister Pauline Pelletier (Robert), Laverne will be truly missed by all that knew her.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 10am at the Woodlawn Funeral Home in Gotha, FL. A gathering of friends and family will follow, details provided at the service. Donations in lieu flowers can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.