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David Winokur

David J. Winokur, 80, of East Windsor died June 19, 2012. He was born in Brooklyn.

Dr. Winokur worked in Delaware State Hospital, Atlanta VA Regional Office, Spartanburg Mental Health Center in South Carolina, and Bucks County Psychiatric Center in Penndel, Pa. He was chief psychologist at Eastern State School and Hospital in Trevose, Pa., then worked as a psychologist at Philadelphia State Hospital for 17 years. After his retirement, he worked in managed-care facilities and maintained a private practice in East Windsor and Lawrenceville. He taught college-level psychology in South Carolina and New Jersey.

He graduated from Brooklyn College for a bachelor’s degree and Long Island University with a master’s degree in psychology. He received his PhD in psychology in 1964 from Florida State University.

He was president of the Philadelphia and Princeton chapters of the Association for Humanistic Psychologies, for which he also arranged regional conferences.

He was an accomplished pianist who performed many times for friends and family. During college, he played in bands during the summer in the Catskills Mountains.

He was a member of Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction, where he assisted his wife in running the Renaissance Group.

He is survived by his wife, Elana Berlinger; his son, Thomas; two daughters, Sharon Delong and Kristen; his stepson, Howard Berlinger; his stepdaughter, Ronli Merlis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held June 22 at Congregation Beth Chaim with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Chaim or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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