Allan Knowles Winby, 84, a resident of Beekman for 40 years and formerly of Brooklyn, died on February 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Brooklyn on February 6, 1933, he was the son of John Henry and Ethel (Gerrard) Winby. He attended PS 217 where he met the love of his life, and then graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn. Allan proudly served our country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He had been employed as a stationary engineer with Monte Marine Ship Repair from 1955-1965, and then owned and operated a laundromat in Brooklyn until 1976. Since 1977, he has owned and operated the family business, Lake Service Station in Beekman.

Allan was very involved with Cub Scout Pack 62 in Brooklyn where he served as chairman. He loved spending time with the scouts, and took them on many trips and outings. A devoted family man, Allan also loved spending time at his vacation home at Upton Lake with his family. He took great pride in his property with his beloved Cub Cadet. He collected vintage Schwinn Bicycles, and toy trains and trucks.

On October 30, 1954 in Brooklyn, Allan married Irene Pasqualicchio who survives at home. He is also survived by his children and their spouses, Allan G. “Abba” and Mary Winby of Clinton Corners, Steven A. and Diane Winby of LaGrangeville, and Kathleen M. Winby Phyfe and Duncan Phyfe of LaGrange; his grandchildren, Bernadette Winby, Taylor Winby and Duncan Phyfe; and his three nieces from England, Margaretville and Union Vale. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Peggy Winby.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11am at the funeral home followed by interment in the Friends Upton Lake Cemetery.

Please visit Allan’s Book of Memories at

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