Winifred Travis, 96 years of age, Fleetville, passed on Tuesday at home. She was the widow of her first husband, Frank J. Cutler, and the late Earl J. Travis.
Born Jan. 24, 1920, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Palmer and Mary (Gaughan) Burke. She was proud to be raised in a large Irish family with one sister and five brothers. In her career, she worked in accounting for the Greater Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., in sales at the Scranton Fabric Center and the Village Green Shoppe, Clarks Summit. Lastly, she assisted for many years in the running of her daughter's business, Cutler and Co. Antiques, Fleetville.
After living in Scranton, Winnie lived at Deer Lake in Fleetville, and then spent many fulfilling years in Ojai, Calif. There, she was an active participant in the lives of her granddaughter and great-grandchildren. Earlier this year, Winnie returned to live in Pennsylvania.
Surviving are a daughter, Mimi Cutler, Fleetville, with whom she resided; a granddaughter, Attorney Lisa Mundrake-Hatler and husband Christopher, Ventura, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Maisie Hatler; and a great-grandson, Jacob Hatler, both of Ventura, Calif.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In the words of her niece, "Aunt Winnie will continue to be a guidepost for me. She was a kind, wise and fun loving woman who had great strength and true character, enough to create a blessed life for herself and her family."
Whenever asked the secret to her long and fruitful life, her response was "just don't stop doing."
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution, kindly direct it to your favored animal rescue.
Arrangements and care are entrusted to Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, Pa.