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Glenn Sinclair


January 30, 2020

Glenn Sinclair

Glenn Sinclair

Glenn Lyle Sinclair, 86, of Endicott, Wash., passed away January 25, 2020. Glenn was born February 2, 1933, in Pocatello, Idaho, to George and Vera Thompson Sinclair. He grew up in Mountain Home, Idaho, along with his older brother, Patrick. Glenn played football and enjoyed boxing before graduating from Mountain Home High School.

After attending college for a short time, he decided to pursue his dream following in the footsteps of his father and become a crane operator to which he proudly made his career for many years to come. Working alongside his father, he took to the trade quickly and began working on heavy cranes at a very young age. He moved to Yale, Wash., to work on a dam job on the Lewis River. During that time, he met Mary J. Harris and the couple were married September 28, 1952. They started their family a short time later.

Through the years the family moved to various parts of the country while Glenn worked for Morrison - Knudsen Co., on many dams. From the west coast to the east coast and back west they made their homes in New York, Idaho, Oregon and Washington before settling in Brewster, Wash., for several years.

Glenn loved fishing, where he had many stories of fly fishing on the Snake River in Idaho. When his kids were little, he would take them out to fish on lakes, creeks, and rivers. Frying up trout on the camp fire or smoking steelhead that he had caught. Glenn retired from Grand Coulee Dam in the late 1970's and shortly thereafter, Glenn, Mary and son Tim relocated to Endicott, Wash., in 1993 to be near family. Along with fishing, Glenn was also a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, he enjoyed golfing, countless hours puttering in his yard, and was always working on projects around the house. The projects that involved having family working together were the most enjoyable for him as he would always say when the project was complete, "That was a job well done" and "I had a good day".

Glenn is survived by his six children: Michael Sinclair of Vancouver, Daniel Sinclair of Endicott, Janette Sinclair of Endicott, Timothy Sinclair, Colfax, Christopher Sinclair (Rhonda) of Tupelo, Miss., and Roseann (Erik) Sohner of Spokane; 13 grandchildren; Amie, Kyle, Gini, Holly, Erin, Jared, Justin, Victor, Ashley, Meggan, Nicholas, Erik & Abbi; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, who passed November 21st; his parents, George and Vera; brother, Patrick; and a granddaughter,­­­ Angela Sinclair.

A private family celebration of life will be held at the family home perhaps in the Spring. Memorial contributions in his memory are suggested to the Endicott EMT's or the Endicott Library. Bruning Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com


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