In Memory Of William Winship
William R. “Bill” Winship, Jr. passed away on April 9, 2018, following a short battle with cancer. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, the first son of William and Sheila Winship, Bill grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts attending college at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont where he received History and English degrees in 1968. Bill also received a regular U.S. Army commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Armor Branch.
Bill attended the University of San Diego and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1971. He was the Student Bar President in his third year. Following law school, Bill completed his military service and returned to San Diego, having been appointed Deputy Attorney General with California’s Office of the Attorney General where he worked until 1979. Thereafter, Bill joined Hinchy Witte Anderson & Hodges, and in 1983 opened up his practice where he worked as a sole practitioner until partnering up with his son-in-law. Bill specialized in all matters involving liquor licenses, which his firm Winship & Friedrichs, APC continues today.
Bill leaves his wonderful daughter, Katie, and her husband, Matt, and his three grandchildren: Jack, Will and Maddy. As well, Bill leaves his brother Bob in Ohio, his sister Deborah in North Carolina and his sister Denise in New Hampshire.
Bill was a longtime member of the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, and was an announcer at OMBAC’s Over the Line tournament for nearly 40 years. Bill was also a longtime member of his golf club, Morgan Run, where he played with his golf “pals” every weekend for more than 15 years. He never shot his age.
To thank all his friends for their love and companionship over so many years, one last happy hour was held in his honor at the Beachcomber in South Mission Beach on June 9, 2018, which was attended by a large gathering of friends and family.