In Loving Memory of

George Davison Winius


Your childhood is a village.

You will never cross its boundaries

no matter how far you go.

Adonis, tr.Khaled Mattawa

(Courtesy, Yale University Press)


George Davison Winius, age 89, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, June 10th at UF Health Shands Hospital of Gainesville, Florida.

He was born October 6, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Enno deWitt Winius and Dorothy Alice Davison.  After marrying Margaretha Maria (Margriet) Hofman on August 4, 1962, in Wassenaar, the Netherlands, they lived in Gainesville where he taught Iberian history for thirty-five years at the University of Florida, at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, and at Brown University.

He is survived by their 3 children; Johannes Winius (Jaap), Elisabeth Winius (Liesbeth), Petrus Winius (Pieter); and 2 grandchildren Thomas and Louisa.

Flowers and contributions to Holy Faith Catholic Church of Gainesville are welcome.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 29, 2018, at 9:30AM at Holy Faith Catholic Church of Gainesville, Florida.  A reception will be immediately following services at Holy Faith Catholic Church.  Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, Florida.


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  1. Bob and Kerry Curtis at · Reply

    We will miss George dearly. He has been such a good friend to us, always calling on birthdays and holidays. He passed on Bob’s birthday or we would have talked to him then. We have missed our Sunday slide shows of his world travels when we all still lived in the NC mountains. He would research is maps and information to be sure that he had all of his facts straight before sharing the slides with us. We shared many a meal together around those slide shows! He used to spend time with us on our porch, sipping wine and watching the humming birds and talking about his kids. He shared stories of his neighborhood where he grew up as one of the “brats of Briarcliff”. Our most sincere condolences to his wonderful family.

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