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Morton Winston, human rights scholar from Timonium, dies on hiking trip in Peru

Morton Winston, human rights scholar from Timonium, dies on hiking trip in Peru

Morton Winston of Timonium, a human-rights scholar who traveled from South Africa to Denmark to advance social justice and who shared his lessons with his college students, died Jan. 13 while on vacation with his wife. He was 67.

Dr. Winston and his wife, Sally, had traveled to Peru to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. He suffered a heart attack while hiking through the jungle.

His death was abrupt but fit an adventurous life filled with travel and curiosity, two of his daughters said.

"He died walking along a jungle path, in knee-high mud boots, with a tour guide, listening to howler monkeys and learning things," said Molly Winston of College...

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