Niagara Gazette — David’s sister, Kathy DelPrince, was at the event with several family members, and said they were delighted that their brother would be remembered in such a way, especially since she, his two brothers and their parents had all worked at Memorial at one time or another. “Some of the best days of his life were at that hospital,” she told me.
Ruffolo announced that the new wing would be named “David’s Path,” because of Winker’s love of bike riding. The hospital chief told me he imagined that in David’s final journey, he got up out of his hospice bed, grabbed his bike and rode up to the gates of Heaven.
I trust that Winker grabbed his bait, pole and tackle too, as I’m guessing there’s really good fishing up there.