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Elwood L. Sinclair Jr

February 27, 1932 March 15, 2019
Elwood L.  Sinclair Jr
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Obituary for Elwood L. Sinclair Jr

DETROIT-Elwood Leroy Sinclair Jr, 87, lovingly called Jr, died peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Togus.

He was born on February 27, 1932, in Pittsfield, Maine, one of nine children born to the late Elwood and Nesta (Turner) Sinclair Sr. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and received the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Jr was a crane operator by trade. He enjoyed working in the woods and cutting his own fire wood. He liked to putter and keep himself busy with crafting things out of wood. He and his wife, Betty, enjoyed going out to eat with their friends and seasonal camping together, especially at one of their favorite places, Balsam Woods Campground in Abbot. He was a member of the Endless Season Riders in Plymouth and a 38 year member of the Burns W. Knowlton Post 32 American Legion in Pittsfield.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Lou Sinclair of Detroit; children: Michael Sinclair and wife Gina of Tamarack, FL, Mickey Young and husband Dana of Detroit, Kevin Sinclair of Detroit, Eric Sinclair of Fairbanks, AK, and Wade Sinclair of Detroit; grandchildren: Vicki Haardt and husband Hank, Sue Brown and husband Wayne, Bobby Joe Young, William Young and wife Jaime, Aimee Young and companion Jeff McGrath, Sammie Santos, Eric Sinclair Jr, Sierra Sinclair and Trevor Kelley; great grandchildren: Austin Brown, Jenna McGrath, Alex Young, Abe Young and Jordan Kelley; siblings: Wayne Sinclair and wife Clivia and Laurice Sinclair and wife Verna, all of Pittsfield; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; infant daughter; sister, Phyllis Humphrey and brothers: Hershal, Merle, Linwood, Glendon and Merlon.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be given to the Burns W. Knowlton Post 32 American Legion, c/o Gary Jordan Sr, 260 Corinna Road, St. Albans, Maine, 04971, in Jr’s memory.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Detroit Village Cemetery, Route 220, in Detroit, with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country.


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Graveside

Saturday

8

Jun

10:00 AM 6/8/2019 10:00:00 AM
Detroit Village Cemetery

Route 220
Detroit, ME 04929

Detroit Village Cemetery
Route 220 Detroit 04929 ME
United States

Memorial Contribution

Burns W. Knowlton Post 32 American Legion

c/o Gary Jordan Sr
260 Corinna Road
St. Albans, ME 04971
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