He had the accepting equanimity of one of Garrison Keillor’s Norwegian Bachelor Farmers, although he was actually from Danish roots. If a baby cried in a restaurant, he would sympathetically say, “Oh, somebody’s unhappy.” If told of someone who did something outrageous, he would comment “Well, that happens.” He was a gentle man, and he was a gentleman.After graduating from university, Bob came east to work for RCA in New Jersey.Jan was the beloved salesperson at Vollmecke Farm and Orchards for many years.Jan is survived by her five children, John (and Christie) Vollmecke, Teresa Vollmecke, Robert (and Estelle) Vollmecke, Karl Vollmecke, and Karen Vollmecke; her cousin, Buddy Parker; her niece, Pam Moreland Lucas; and her nephews, Michael Moreland, Erik Vollmecke and Kirk Vollmecke.There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, 727 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore PA 19081 on Saturday, January 27, at 11 a.m.Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to CARE (care.org/donation), the World Wildlife Fund (worldwildlife.org) or Doctors Without Borders USA (doctorswithoutborders.org).Jean Fischer Winch, of Kennett Square, Pa., returned to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Crosslands Life Plan Community, surrounded by family.Born on September 29, 1925 to Winifred and Charles Fischer of Swarthmore, she attended Swarthmore public schools and Swarthmore College. “Steve” Winch of Milton, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He met and married Margaret (Peggy) Leuschner and had three children, enjoying many years of parenthood and family life.
On December 29, 1945, she married Raymond Frank Winch, with whom she enjoyed 67 wonderful years of marriage. Jean and Ray lived in Swarthmore, Boston, Mass., Jacksonville, Fla., Newtown Square, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Bozman, Md., and Stuart, Fla., before retiring to Kennett Square.