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In Memory Alumni

Joseph Wincenc

April 5, 2003, husband of the late Margaret (Miller) Wincenc; father of Jana (Peter) Dublin of Cambridge, MA, Linda (Steven) Dobkin of Wellesley, MA and Carol Wincenc of New York City; brother of Alice (late Foster) Evans; grandfather of Maja (Ricardo) Menes, Max Miller Dublin, Matthew Wincenc Dobkin and Nicola Wincenc Webster; also survived by a sister-in-law Mary Ann (late Robert) Ferguson. The family will be present to receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at BEACH---- TUYN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5541 Main St. (at Cayuga Rd.) Williamsville. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date to be announced. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Margaret and Joseph Wincenc Memorial Fund in support of the Amherst Symphony and the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra.

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra was founded in September 1946 by Dr. Joseph Wincenc as part of the Adult Education program of the Amherst Central school system. The orchestra was quickly adopted as a project of the Amherst South (Eggertsville-Snyder) Rotary Club and was supported by them as a town-wide community organization until 1950 when the Amherst Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. was established. Dr. Wincenc conducted the orchestra through the first 50 years, retiring in 1996.