WINTHROP –  Steven Robert Winchenbach, 73, of Winthrop, Maine, passed away on Nov., 23, 2018. After a long battle with Dementia and Wegener’s Disease, he finally succumbed to his illness. Steve was born to parents, Robert and Flora Winchenbach in Rockport, Maine on Oct. 9, 1945.

Known as “Little Stevie” as a child battling brain cancer, he miraculously survived after a long fight and support of his community. He went on to graduate Rockland District High School in 1963 and continued on to Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute.

As an active Boy Scout, Steve maintained a love for hunting, camping, and fishing. As an adult, Steve worked in construction, for his father’s cabinet making business, and with Snap-On Tools, followed by opening Wink’s Mini-Mart in Livermore, Maine. Steve continued to work as a master carpenter and later worked with Androscoggin Home Health as the Maintenance Director, until he retired in 2012. He remained active with his hobbies of woodworking, puzzles, modeling, and playing with his dog, Kaylee, before moving into assisted living.

Steve is survived by son, Todd and his wife, Deena with granddaughters, Ava and Leah, of New York; two sisters, Elaine with sons, Alan and Kevin, and Linda with daughters, Marianne, Kathy, and Rachel, all of Maine. His two aunts, Doris Prock and Jean Winslow, as well as other nieces and nephews, and former wife, Beverly, of 31 years.

Steven was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Flora; sister, Cheryl; brother, Bruce, and second wife Shirley Ann Dudley.

Funeral service took place at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

If interested, memorial donations may be given to the American Kidney Fund (

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