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Winslow J. Tweed
04/08/2022

Winslow "Win" Johnson Tweed, 81, of Schnecksville passed away peacefully on April 8, 2022 at Cedarbrook Senior Care in Allentown after a lengthy illness.  He was the husband of Marie (Jerpi) Tweed for more than 53 years.

Born in Boston on May 23, 1940 and raised in Randolph, Massachusetts, Win was the son of the late Revillo and Blanche (Johnson) Tweed.  He attended Thayer Academy in Braintree before leaving Massachusetts to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Brown University and a PhD in Sociology from Temple University.  After earning his doctorate, Win taught sociology and social psychology at Penn State's Allentown campus in the 1970's and early 1980's.

In his spare time, Win enjoyed bird watching (with a penchant for bluebirds), following his beloved Boston Red Sox, racking up visits to Major and Minor League Baseball stadiums, viewing classic films and come summertime, growing butternut squash in the garden. Daily walks afforded him time and space for reflection and made him a known fixture in the neighborhood.  An active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley for 36 years, Win served on the Board of Trustees and as chair of the Social Action Committee.

In addition to his wife, Marie, Win is survived by his daughter Amanda Tweed of Cambridge, MA; his daughter Sarah Tweed and her husband Oleh Vretsona of Herndon, VA; his sister Lois Stone of Cape Coral, FL; his grandsons, Andriy and Teodor Vretsona, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Cynthia Anderson.

His family would like to thank the staff of Heather Glen Senior Living, South Mountain Memory Care, and the D-5 unit at Cedarbrook Senior Care Allentown for the outstanding care they provided for Win over the last few years.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 25, 2022.  For details, please contact the funeral home, www.AllentownFunerals.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. or the charity of your choice.