Jerrilyn Ellen (Marano) Winterstein

June 9, 1944May 2, 2020

On Saturday May 2, 2020 in Lexington, SC, Jerrilyn Winterstein, loving mother of three children, passed away after a long illness at the age of 75.

Jerrilyn was born on June 9, 1944 in Binghamton, NY to Jerry and Zenida Marano. Descendants of Italian immigrants, she embraced her heritage and Catholic faith as the second of six children. After graduating from Binghamton North High School in 1962, she went on to get married and began raising her family. It was during this period of her life she also became a professional hairdresser owning and operating her in-home beauty shop just like her mother did. She did that for over 20 years developing long lasting relationships with her customers, many who were family and friends. As her children grew older, she went on to have an accomplished career at the NY State Department of Motor Vehicles where she ultimately retired from. She then moved to South Carolina to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

Jerrilyn had many passions, but among her favorites was cooking. Her specialties included many family recipes and hosting large holiday family gatherings. Over the years she enjoyed going to the cottage, playing cards, going out for coffee and ice cream with relatives and friends, and she probably watched every scary movie ever made…

Jerrilyn was predeceased by her mother, Zenida; father, Jerry; sister, Janice and grandson, William-Christopher. She is survived by the father of her children, Tom Winterstein; her three children, Tom Jr. (Angie), Dave, and Michelle Winterstein; siblings, Marlene (Bob) Williams, Paul (Pat) Marano, Larry (Renee) Marano, and Annette (Dewey) Beagell; grandchildren, Tommy, Danny, Katherine, Nicky, JD, and Robby; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbia, SC on a date to be determined. Her final resting place will be in her hometown of Binghamton, NY at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in memory of Jerrilyn Winterstein to the Alzheimer’s Association online at or by mail at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


27 June

Funeral Service

10:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29205


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Charlotte Ciotoli

May 9, 2020

To the Winterstein family, so very sorry to learn of Jerrilyn’s passing. Growing up in Binghamton with all of the Tudor St. and Pine St. girls was one of the best times of my life. Jerrilyn was a part of that, hanging out at the cottage and Zeneda’s shop (when Zeneda wasn’t around) will always remain in my memories. Your Mom was a beautiful, caring and wonderful friend. May she Rest In Peace.


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