Gregory B. Winkler ’63

Gregory Beene Winkler, 78, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on November 24 just days after the death of his beloved wife of 18 years Beth Ann Winkler who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Gregory lived in Cocoa Beach, Florida and on the island of Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands.

Greg graduated from the McCallie School in Chattanooga Tennessee, attended Davidson College and graduated in 1976 with a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of South Florida. Greg was a charter fishing boat captain and professional motorcycle racer but in 1979, he discovered windsurfing, which became his passion. In 1994 he won the Windsurfing world championship in the Masters division. He met his future wife, Beth, on the water and they married in 2001. Together they managed the Banana River Windsurfing Resort, traveled internationally for sailing events, coached athletes and served as advisors for US Olympic Sailboarding teams. Greg was also an avid reader, journaled daily, a knowledgeable botanist and an accomplished potter.

Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Winkler of Hannibal, Missouri and Mr. and Mrs. Claud Beene of Shreveport, Louisiana. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. (Wink and Beenie) Winkler of Shreveport, Louisiana. His wife, Elizabeth Winkler of Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Greg is survived by his brother David Winkler and his wife, Susan of Shreveport, Louisiana, his daughter Elizabeth Ford and grandson Ethan Ford and daughter Virginia Prescott and her husband Mark of Los Angeles, California.

Greg and Beth’s children are planning a celebration of their lives in early 2020.

Walker Fitch “Jim” Hunter ’61

Walker (“Jim”) Fitch Hunter III, 80, of Plano, Texas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 27, 2019.

Born in Rochester, NY to Walker Fitch Hunter Jr. and Winifred Collett Hunter. Jim grew up on a farm in North Greece, just outside of Rochester. He spent his days helping out on the farm, riding horses, and raising cattle with his brother, Bill. After graduating from Hilton High School and his freshman year at Davidson College, Jim was a U.S. Air Force Navigator stationed in Newfoundland, Canada. While stationed in Newfoundland, he welcomed his cherished daughter, Kimberly Streater, into the world. After the Air Force, Jim attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, graduating with a degree in accounting. He worked as a CPA for his entire career in the Dallas, Texas area, retiring a few years ago.

Jim always had a hobby going, and enjoyed total immersion in whatever his current interest was. Whether it was flying aircraft, skiing, lake house living, golfing, coin collecting/trading, Jim took it on with passion and zeal! One passion that remained steady throughout his life was Jim’s love for dogs; he adored his pet dogs.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his brother William (Bill) Hunter. He is survived by his beloved wife Susan (Jones), daughter Kimberly Streater, son-in-law Patrick Streater, and grandchildren, Samantha (Ryan) Ashley, Katherine (Tyler) Mittelstadt, Daniel (Tiffany) Streater, and Charlotte Streater. Also, by his sister-in-law, Wendy Hunter, and nephews Jonathan Hunter and Matthew Hunter.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a future date, yet to be determined.

Special thanks to the staff at Fountain View-Highland Springs Continuing Care, The Legacy Willow Bend, VNA Hospice, and Jim’s continuing care nurse, Matrice.

Jim had a deep love for animals. If memorials are desired, please consider donations in his name to Animal Welfare Institute, AWIonline.org.

Charles M. “Charlie” Hassell ’54

July 26, 1932 – June 15, 2018

Charles M. Hassell, Jr., M.D. died peacefully at Well Spring Retirement Community on June 15 following complications from chronic illness. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 20, with visitation to follow in the Virginia Gilmer Room.

Charlie was born in Charlotte, NC on July 26, 1932, as the younger child of Charles M. Hassell, Sr. and Florine Rawlins Hassell. Growing up during the Great Depression and World War II in Dilworth and Myers Park, he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout, attended Old Central High School, and matriculated to Davidson College, where he graduated in 1954. He continued his pursuit and passion for the sciences and health care and received his M.D. From the University of Pennsylvania four years later. It was there in Philadelphia where he met a young orthopedic nurse, Jeanne Maxwell, whom he would marry in 1959.

After pursuing and completing a five-year medical residency program in pathology in Cleveland, OH, Charlie was recruited by his mentor and friend Dr. Herb Lund to the growing pathology practice at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. But before permanently settling back in his home state, Charlie was called to serve in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War era, where he was stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC and Ft. Polk, LA. He was honorably discharged as a Lt. Colonel in 1969, when he and Jeanne returned to stay with their four young children to make their lives in Greensboro.

He rose through the professional ranks as he became board-certified in the emerging field of the study of skin diseases, or Dermatopathology; Charlie would eventually serve as Chief Pathologist and Director of Laboratories, as well as President of the Greensboro Medical Society and Chair of the N.C. Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) while remaining active in the local medical journal club and regional medical organizations, as well as the AMA and the American College of Physicians.

The son of an accomplished music educator, Charlie made the most of his considerable musical talent. Having played cornet and piano and sung in collegiate and liturgical choral groups in his youth, he performed for nearly half a decade with conductor Robert Shaw and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra Chorus and continued in his adopted home of Greensboro through opportunities with First Presbyterian Church choir, EMF Chorus, and as an award-winning stage actor with Greensboro Lyric and Community Theatre of Greensboro, the Livestock Players, 5 by O. Henry, and Greensboro Opera. His additional civic service included leadership and board positions with the Community Blood Bank, Moses Cone Hospital, CTG, and as a Paul Harris Fellow with Greensboro Rotary Club; as a champion and benefactor for Greensboro Symphony, Greensboro Opera, and the United Arts Council (now ArtsGreensboro); as co-chair of UNCG’s School of Music component of its Capital Campaign; and as a participant in Seniors Leadership Greensboro. He also enjoyed pursuits as an avid golfer, photographer, gourmet cook, and model train enthusiast. Charlie and Jeanne dearly loved traveling the world with each other, eventually sharing adventures and seeing the sights on six continents.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Laura Alice Hassell Shoemaker, and just last June by Jeanne, his wife and companion of 58 years. He is survived by his four children (and spouses) Judge Robby Hassell (Eloise) of Greensboro, Laura Hassell (Carla E. Jimenez) of Portland, OR, Harry Hassell (Anne-Marie Tranchida) of New York, NY, and Rebecca Hassell of Greensboro, and by his beloved grandchildren, Lt. Molly Hassell, USAF, and Bayly M. Hassell of Washington, D.C.

Charlie’s family is grateful for the love of his friends and for the care extended by his health providers at the end of his full and extraordinary life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Cone Health Foundation, the Arc of Greensboro, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are provided by Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel.

Jayson Hyun ’53

Jayson Hyun, MD, 87, of Avon, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Born in Korea, Jayson moved to the United States to attend Davidson College after completing medical school in Seoul. His long and accomplished career in medicine included roles at Albany Medical College and Medical Center, where he met his wife of 61 years, Barbara, as well as instituting an Immunology Department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

He was a member of many professional societies, including a Fellow in the American College of Pathologists, Fellow of American College of Clinical Pathology and American Association for Clinical Chemistry. His academic appointments included roles as a Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine and University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Jayson was a cultured man with varied interests including philately, where he was a renowned expert in Asian stamps. He also enjoyed tennis, world travel, opera music, classic movies and his beloved dog, Wally.

After retirement, Jayson enjoyed years at his Cape Cod home in Harwich before eventually settling back in Avon.

Jayson is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; daughter Nancy Long; son David Hyun and his wife Barbara; his sister, Duksung Kim; and grandchildren Jessica Long, Kyle McCaffrey, Olivia Hyun and Amanda Hyun.

There will be a private service for family at Fairview Cemetery on Friday, May 5, 2017. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is in care of the arrangements.

Jayson’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Avon Health Center for all their care and compassion. For online condolences or to share a remembrance, please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com.