STAMFORD, Conn. -- June M. Wingebach, of Stamford, died at her home on July 23. She was 96.
Wingebach was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Detroit to Albert Edward and June Wood Meder.
She graduated from Miss Porter's School and Sarah Lawrence College, where she met her first husband, Bill Alling Jr. They married on June 1, 1940, and lived in New York City. He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, and shortly after his return, the couple moved to Bronxville to raise their three children. Her husband died in 1967.
Later, she married Art Wingebach, a Bronxville widower, and they traveled the world for 25 years. Art Wingebach died in 1994. In 1998 June Wingebach moved to Edgehill, becoming one of its first residents.
Shortly thereafter, she met Bin Binshadler, and they became inseparable friends.
Wingebach was an accomplished actress. She performed for many years in the Junior League of Bronxville's Children's Theater and had a leading role in the first in Edgehill Review.
She served on the board of the Westchester Children's Association and was co-founder of the annual Christmas tree sale fundraiser, which thrived for many years. Before transferring to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Riverside, she was the oldest member of the Reformed Church in Bronxville, where she and her husband established their children's religious foundation.
She is survived by her children, Wilbur M. (Bam) Alling of Wilmington, N.C., June A. (Jaye) Richey of Riverside, Albert M. (Bert) Alling of Arlington, Va.; and five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Wilbur M. (Bill) Alling Jr. and Arthur D. (Art) Wingebach as well as her beloved friend, Edward "Bin" Binshadler.
A family burial service was held on July 29, and a memorial service will be held at St. Paul's on Friday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Westchester Children's Association, 470 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.