Kermit W. Winkelblech

Kermit W. Winkelblech, passed away June 15, 2014. The Celebration of his Life Memorial will take place on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Berry Hill Mansion, Frankfort KY.

Kermit was born January 26, 1937 in Aaronsburg, Pa., to Carl and Olive Winkelblech. His math and science ability allowed him to excel and graduate from Pennsylvania State University, with a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering. DuPont Research and Development hired him in the Teflon Division, shortly after. During his time there he patented several ink and adhesive products and Polymeric materials which expanded the industrial water-based paint systems. In 1973, Bee Chemical Co. hired him to sell and troubleshoot the paint and foil products that were sold Internationally. Traveling globally, he supported the products that were on the cutting edge of the chemical industrial revolution. After a few joint ventures, he formed American Specialty Chemical Company, and partnered with Montaplast GMBH from Morsbach, Germany. This partnership worked to supply the “Big Three” in the automotive industry with lightweight parts that would lessen the environmental impact of vehicles. After a short retirement, he began a relationship with Redshift Capital, and patented a unique solar assembly kit that allows remote areas to obtain electricity without landlines.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra Powell Winkelblech and their four children and families; daughter Kathryn, (Ed Schroeder and Willow); daughter Marsha Panfil, (Ryan and Jamie); daughter Deborah  (Eric Schimmel and Laura, Kieran, and Corey); son Jonathan, (Tina Winkelblech, Sophia, Mason, and Chloe). He is survived by his siblings, David Winkelblech and MaryAnn Beno and his aunt and uncle, Dale and Mary Stover. His beloved brother Dean Winkelblech preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the National Kidney Foundation, Hospice of the Bluegrass or your favorite charity.

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