Andrew Robert Sinclair
- May 28, 1966 - July 21, 2012
- Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“Dear Andy,just wanted to stop by and say hello..and to see how things are going under the Big Oak Tree,,smiling.i can see you kicked back against the...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Martha shuler - Benton harbor, MI
“Andy was special... he was a fascinating writer and a good person to know. I never got to meet him in person, but we chatted on Yahoo360, and it was...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: MaryEllen Newton - Longview, TX
“My old friend and college roommate has passed. My heart goes out to his family. Andy introduced me to his love of sailing and we spent many weekends...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Demetriou - Las Vegas, NV
“SAIL ON MY FRIEND MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK.
4 of 20 | Posted by: stephanie dorstewitz - friend
“I'm sorry to hear about Andrew's passing. I hope the Lord brings all those close to him comfort and strength at this difficult time.
5 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Pedde - St. Joseph, MI
“Dear Sinclair Family
We know what it is like to loose a child, having just lost our only daughter last year. It will be a new normal, the pain is...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Donald & Eloise Moely - MI
“First, I must extend my condolences to ANdy's family. I am sad to learn of his passing and although I lost touch with Andy, every now and then...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Dawn Cornell-Stufflebeam - TX
“To The Sinclair Family,
My Husband Mark And I Are so sorry for your lost..Hilda & Bill And Laura and Family And Beth And Family And Page and...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Martha Shuler - Benton Harbor, MI
“This candle will forever burn in my heart. Hilda and Bill I am so sorry on the loss of your son I can not imagine your pain as parents losing your...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Rachael Robinson - Macon, IL
“Dear Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair, Laura & Beth.
I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences go out to you at this difficult time.
10 of 20 | Posted by: Ingrid Wiskow - St. Joseph, MI
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Even though, I haven't seen Andy in many years he was always a joy to talk with about boating and his travels. This world...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Rob Orlaske - St. Joseph, MI
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family on your loss. May you find comfort in GOD during this sad time.
12 of 20 | Posted by: Diane McCoy - Benton Harbor , MI
“Mr. & Mrs. Sinclair, Laura and Beth,
I was saddened to hear of Andy's death and hope you are able to find some comfort in knowing that he is in...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Chriss Lyon - Saint Joseph, MI
“Dear Bill and Hilda,
We are so sorry for your loss. Bob and I remember Andrew's kindness to Dad. He was willing to help whenever needed. Please...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy Smith Keck - Crawfordsville, IN
“Dear Bill, Hilda and Sisters ... Rod and I are so sorry to learn of the death of Andrew. Please know we're thinking of you. I (Joan) am also sending...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Joan - San Diego, CA
“Dearest Hilda & Bill
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious son, Andrew. We've known Andrew since he was born, and we will always...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: David & Diana Donegan - MI
“Deepest condolences from the entire Smith Family, know that Frank and Marguerite will take care of Andrew now. Andrew was of great help to Dad...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Sally Smith Krause - Chicago, IL
“Bill and Hilda, I am so sorry about the loss of Andrew, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sincerely Vicki Eckler
18 of 20 | Posted by: Vicki Eckler - Bridgman, MI
“I knew Andrew best in the summers of 1985 and 1986, and have many fond memories. My heartfelt condolences to all.
19 of 20 | Posted by: Peter Evans - Friend
“Dear Bill and Hilda, You have my deepest sympathy at the lose of you son Andrew. Losing a child is one of the hardest experience in your life and...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Batten Brown - Oviedo, FL
Andrew Robert Sinclair passed away July 21, 2012, at Lakeland Continuing Care Center, Berrien Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, on Wednesday, July 25, at 11 am. A time for visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am, also on Wednesday, July 25 at Starks and Menchinger. The Reverend Dr. Richard Greenwood will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to share a memory of Andrew online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Andrew was born May 28, 1966, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He moved with his family to St. Joseph when he was 12, and graduated from St. Joseph High School. He attended Michigan State University, majoring in journalism. He enjoyed big city life, and spent parts of his life in Chicago, Washington, DC, and Seattle.
Andrew was an exceptional writer, and most of his career was spent freelance writing for various magazines and journals. He enjoyed travel writing, as well as writing about a favorite hobby of his – sailing. Andrew was an avid reader, and a history buff. He was a good cook, and enjoyed cooking gourmet meals. Jerk chicken was a well-known specialty. A lover of cats, he always had one in his life.
Andrew is survived by his parents, Bill and Hilda Sinclair of St. Joseph; two sisters, Laura (Michael) Bos and Beth (Troy) Ayotte, both of South Haven; nephews Kyle Bos, Jack Ayotte and Brett Ayotte; niece Erin Bos; daughter Paige Horvath of Ida, Michigan; special friends Rachael Robinson and her son Brian of Macon, Illinois; and aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the US, Canada, Australia and Ireland. Andrew was preceded in death by his grandparents and a cousin, Alethea.