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David Winoker: Funeral for father of three who died in sky-diving accident

David Winoker was buried on Father's Day.

The president of a Manhattan real-estate firm was buried today after he died Friday in a freak skydiving accident.

David Winoker, 49, who ran Winoker Realty Co., jumped from a plane in Ulster County, New York, as part of a friend’s 50th birthday celebration, according to the Daily News. But his parachute never opened.

Winoker's widow, Jillian Winoker, was distraught with grief yesterday at his funeral, as she said she was the one who convinced her husband to go sky-diving, according to the New York Post.

“He never said no to me. Maybe this time, he should have said no,” said his widow, according to the Post.

In addition to his wife, Winoker, leaves behind three children.

The accident also took the life of his 25-year-old sky-diving instructor, Alexander Chulsky, who lived in Brooklyn.

 
 
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