Valvin R. Sinclair

COLUMBIA — Valvin R. Sinclair of St. Louis died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. He was 82.

Mr. Sinclair was born March 25, 1929, in the Philippines to Valvin Robinson Sinclair Sr. and Dorothea Stephens Sinclair. He graduated from University High School in Columbia in 1947 and from MU in 1952.

Mr. Sinclair served in the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier and in the submarine service during the Korean War. He lived in St. Louis for many years and was a member of the Grand Lodge of the Masons No. 139, Acacia 602, in Columbia, and of the Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Louis. He volunteered with the American Red Cross for 35 years, serving the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center.

He is survived by his brother, Angus Sinclair of Bethesda, Md.; two daughters, Becky Bramon and her husband, Kerry, and Debbie Jones and her husband, Terry, both of Columbia; five granddaughters, Laura Bramon Good, Julie Bramon and Betsy Bramon, all of Washington, D.C., and Joni Bramon and her husband, Arnie Fagan, and Ashley Jones, both of Columbia; three grandsons, Caleb Jones of Columbia, William Chapman of Jacksonville, Fla., and David Chapman and his wife, Kristyn, of Boca Raton, Fla.; and great-grandson Dylan of Boca Raton.

His brother, Henry Sinclair, died earlier.

His family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to Dorothy “Dot” Schmerbauch, his devoted and loving confidant, companion and best friend.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis, with interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.