Edward E. Winders, K2ZDC SK Nov 2018 Age 76

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    Edward E. Winders, K2ZDC SK

    Barbara Lord Phillips/Sulzer Moller and Edward Ehnis Winders (aka Alabama Ed, Winclemo Sr., the Blue Scythe, Bam, & Naun), both 76, passed away peacefully in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajato, Mexico, of carbon monoxide poisoning.
    They had called the city of New Orleans their home since 2011.
    Barbara was born Oct. 6th, 1942 in Santa Monica, California to Katherine and Allen Sulzer. Valedictorian in High School later earning Masters in Spanish and Communications in College. She had a long and varied career in Radio, Television, Television Production, and was a dedicated mother, a small business owner, script writer, and interpreter.

    Ed was born in Schenectady, New York, September the 16th, 1942 to Gertrude Gia DeVarennes and Edward Felix Winders. Ed received a scholarship to Boston University where he earned his BA and subsequently received his Masters and PhD degrees from the State University of New York at Albany, Rockefeller College.

    He was an excellent businessman and administrator, but after many years of working in the engineering world found his passion in international and charitable work, traveling to South Africa and Indonesia to provide voices to those working to create fledgling democracies and serving on the national board of the Salvation Army.
    Barbara was married to Carl Max Moller, Jr. in Mexico City 1963, later divorced in 1986 but had spent the last 16 years with her true life's partner Edward. Barbara was a giver in every sense of the word and has made the world a better place, she truly made a difference, she will be sorely missed. They were filled with adventure- always trying to lead the best life they could and making the world a better place.
    They were passionate about creating positive change, including creating a nonprofit, Voices for Global Change that provided democracy training in developing nations, while Barbara ran the microenterprise non-profit, Paper to Pearls benefiting Ugandan refugee women in Northern Uganda.

    Divergent to the bone, Ed's hobbies included boomerang throwing and collecting, amateur radio, and pick-up basketball. He created super heroes his entire life, starting at a young age with the Blue Scythe and becoming Winclemo Senior and Alabama Ed through differing stages of his adulthood.
    Avid readers they found themselves often engrossed in the history of New Orleans especially the New Orleans WWII museum and the local jazz musicians. They fell in love with the music and culture of New Orleans, as one would assume, as Ed was the closest living relative to the founder of the city, Le Moyne de Bienville They were inspirations to their children and friends and much beloved by their families, especially their granddaughter, Violet. Barbara is survived by her brother Donald Phillips, sister Katherine Whiting, and only child and son Carl Raymond Moller, all of whom she loved and touched deeply. Ed is survived by his two children Jennifer Lynn and Edward Eric Winders, his granddaughter Violet (of Nevada City and Santa Cruz, California), his sister and brother-in-law, Dina and James Dixon & nephews Scott and Shawn Dixon (of Rochester New York). There will be a memorial at 1440 St. Mary Street, Friday April the 19th at 6pm. The family requests that anyone traveling abroad consider bringing a portable carbon monoxide detector. Their memory is best served by avoiding another tragedy.
    Published in The Times-Picayune from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2019

    Nov 30, 2018 11:54 AM
    A U.S. couple who was vacationing in Mexico died from carbon monoxide poisoning, Mexican officials said.
    Ed Winders and his partner, Barbara Moller, were staying in an Airbnb in the San Miguel de Allende region.
    Police said the apartment's landlord discovered their bodies on Nov. 17 after not hearing from the couple for a few days.
    Winders' son, Eric Winders, told ABC News that he was notified of his father's death by the U.S. Embassy.
    “This is a devastating loss that totally -- should not have happened. Nobody should die like this,” Eric Winders said.

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