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Paul George Winninghoff

April 13, 1936 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 83)

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On Friday, October 18, 2019, Paul G. Winninghoff passed away peacefully in his daughter’s home, surrounded by his loving family, at age 83.  Paul was born on Easter Monday, April 13, 1936, in Butte, Montana to Pauline (Rollman) and George “Doy” Winninghoff.  He grew up in Philipsburg, Montana and attended both Caroll College and Montana State University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering.  Paul was a pioneer in the computer industry as he joined Hewlett Packard as an Analog Design Engineer in the early 1960’s and worked in Palo Alto.  In 1964, Paul met his lovely wife, Maria Theresa (Vejarano), originally from Bogota, Colombia, and together they raised two beautiful daughters, Lynn and Ivy in their faith-filled home in Sunnyvale, California.  Paul was an active member of St. Cyprian’s Catholic Church. He moved to Manteca in 1992 and joined St. Anthony’s Parish. Paul was a very kind, gentle man with a heart of gold.  He retired from his engineering profession to care for his disabled wife and help raise his 10 grandchildren.  He had a passion for books and watching his grandchildren thrive. He loved to go on long walks and go “exploring.” Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Maria Theresa. He is survived by his brother; Phil Winninghoff and sister, Rosie Olsen, his two daughters, Lynn Poncini and Ivy Barragan, his son-in laws, Fernando Barragan and Joe Poncini, his 10 grandchildren, Monica Poncini, Alex Barragan, John Poncini, Sophia Barragan, Matthew Poncini, Joseph Poncini, Lucia Barragan, Melissa Poncini, Jenna Poncini and Leah Barragan and his 7 month old great-granddaughter, Cordoba Broadus. Deegan-Ripon Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Winninghoff family. Services are as followed: Tuesday, October 22nd, 4-6 pm Visitation at Deegan-Ripon Memorial Chapel followed by Rosary at 6 pm. Wednesday, October 23rd, 11 am Funeral Mass at St. Anthony's Church in Manteca. Paul's final resting place at St. John's Catholic Cemetery Thursday, October 24 at 11:00 am in Escalon. To send condolences to the family, please visit


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October 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel
111 S. Palm Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366

Recitation of the Rosary
October 22, 2019

6:00 PM
Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel
111 S. Palm Avenue
Ripon, CA 95366

Funeral Mass
October 23, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Anthony's Catholic Church
505 E. North St.
Manteca, CA 95336


St. John's Catholic Cemetery
17871 S. Carrolton Rd.
Escalon, CA

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