John Small Winder Jr., 59, national coordinator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s office of site remediation enforcement, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 13, 2002 at his home in Potomac.
Mr. Winder spent 28 years in law and management positions at the EPA, mostly working on hazardous-waste cleanup efforts such as Superfund.
He was a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., and a graduate of the University of Michigan. He was a 1969 graduate of George Washington University law school.
In 1973, Washingtonian magazine named him Washingtonian of the Year for his role as executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Coalition for Clean Air.
He was on the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s environment committee.
He sang bass in the Augmented 8, an a cappella group in Washington, and was a member of the Mayflower Society and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase.
His avocations included golf, fly-fishing, gardening, and studying the Civil War.
His marriages to Marsha Soast Winder, Nelse Greenway “Cooby” Winder and Cynthia Weaver Winder ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of three years, Penny H. Winder of Potomac; two daughters from his second marriage, Katherine Winder of La Crosse, Wis., and Nelse Winder of Boston; a daughter from his third marriage, Anne Winder of Bethesda; four stepchildren, Donna Neri of Huntingtown, in Calvert County, Alfred Holmes of Miami, Michael Holmes of Washington and David Bourne of Potomac; his mother, Rebecca B. Winder of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother, Joseph A.B. Winder of Potomac; a sister, Margy Winder Sucec of Lancaster, Pa.; and three grandchildren.