Winifred J. Reuschle
Winifred (Wini) Jane Reuschle
Winifred (Wini) Jane Reuschle, formerly of Brandon, VT, passed away on July 28, 2014, at 92 years old, at The Palms Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Palm Bay, FL. Wini will be remembered for her amazing strength and character, wonderful wit, sense of humor and her strong commitment to family and friends.
Wini was a graduate of Beaver College in PA, now Arcadia University and went on to become a United States Marine during WWII. After the war, Wini became the Program Director for the Madison area YMCA and was the Executive Director of the RSVP of the United Way of Morris County in NJ. Wini also donated her time as Executive Director of Friends of the Patriots Path, a project of the NJ Conservation Foundation. Wini was a proud Marine and was an active member of the Edson Detachment in VT and the Lacey Detachment in NJ.
Wini was recently honored for her 50 Year Membership in the American Legion and was an active member in the Rotary in VT and NJ. The Beachwood Berkeley Rotary recently honored her as a Fellow and she was also listed in the Who’s Who of American Women. Wini was a member of the St Thomas Church in Brandon VT and the Grace Episcopal Church in Madison NJ.
Wini was predeceased by her husband Bill Reuschle in 1999 and her sister Kathryn (Kay) Lyon.
Wini and Bill spent 13 wonderful years welcoming guests from all over the world to Hivue Bed & Breakfast & Tree Farm on High Pond Road in Brandon. Wini and Bill together volunteered and belonged to many organizations including Guardian ad litem, the RSVP Program in VT and the Good Time Singers.
Survivors include her step-daughter Roberta Scarcello of Pittsford; son, Thomas Eaton and wife June of Pine Beach, NJ; daughter, Sandra Patria and husband Ken of Malabar FL; 7 grandchildren including (in VT) Judy & Paul Risteff, Nancy Scarcello, Robert & Kathy Scarcello and Lori & Bob Smith, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Edson Detachment of the United States Marine Corps in Rutland, VT or the Beachwood Berkeley Rotary in Bayville, NJ.