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Frank Louis Sinclair

Male 1924 - 2001  (77 years)


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  • Name Frank Louis Sinclair 
    Born 20 Jan 1924  Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 2001  Milan, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • {transcription of obituary: Ann Arbor News, March 4, 2001}
      Age 77: died peacefully on February 9, 2001 at Marvin Manor, Milan, following a long illness.
      Frank Louis Sinclair was born on January 20, 1924 in Lansing, the son of Harriet Schurr Sinclair, Lansing's first Public Health nurse, and Arthur A. Sinclair, a professional artist and naturalist. Upon finishing high school, he served in World War II for three years as Pharmacist's Mate 2nd class working in field surgery with the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific, returning home to marry his high school sweetheart, Barbara Munson. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1950 from Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) and subsequently completed his Masters degree and additional graduate work through Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. After teaching high school science in Fraser and Breckenridge, Michigan, he spent nine years as a supervising teacher at Lincoln Consolidated High School. He finished his 36-year teaching career as Associate Professor of Biology at Eastern Michigan University, retiring in 1986. While at Eastern, he was instrumental in developing the Audio-Tutorial Biology Laboratory and in establishing the Kresge Environmental Education Center at Fish Lake near Lapeer, Michigan. A dedicated, imaginative and innovative teacher, he delighted in his work; in the beauty, order and intricacy of the earth; in exploring the bog or canoeing on the pond with or without students, family or friends. He was active in Kiwanis, volunteered at Aid in Milan, and served at People's Presbyterian Church in Milan as an Elder and in other capacities for many years. In his youth, he was an Eagle Scout. He is keenly missed by his wife, Barbara, brothers Arthur (Rosemary) of Evanston, Illinois and John (Jane) of Lakeland. Florida; children Sandra of Montreal; Bonnie (John) Rapson of Port Austin, Michigan; Jay (Pam) of Milan; and Arthur of Ann Arbor; and grandchildren Kathleen, Arminta, Thomas and Margaret. The family's deepest thanks and appreciation go to the staff of Marvin Manor, the St. Joseph Mercy Health Service Hospice Care Team, and Hospice of Washtenaw.
      A memorial service will be held at People's Presbyterian Church, Milan, at 2:00 p.m. on March 10, 2001. Memorial donations may be made to Huron County Community Foundation (1160 Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI 48413) designated for the Huron County Nature Center Building Fund.
    Person ID I132  Colin and Arminta's Families | Sinclairs
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2004 

    Father Arthur Ahira Sinclair,   b. 1 Jun 1891, St. Louis, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1976, Detroit, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Harriet Louisa Schurr,   b. May 1888, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1958  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1922 
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