Lawrence N. Sinkler

August 13, 2019


The Obituary


On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in the stillness of the evening, at

home, Lawrence left this earthly home at 10:00 p.m. and went to

meet his creator.

Lawrence Norman Sinkler, Sr. was born on September 20, 1951 in

Somerset, New Jersey to the late Mary Julia Floria.

He was educated in the Queens, NY public school system. It was

during these early years that he formed a friendship with the man

who would become his lifelong friend, Albert “Abby” Lucas, and

where he met the love of his life, Maureen Carole Sinkler, whom he

later married and from this union they were blessed with four


After high school, Lawrence attended Oneonta College and

graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a minor in

English. Lawrence was passionate about education and wanted to

become a teacher, but due to the fiscal crisis in the early 70s, he was

discouraged from pursuing his original goal in the education field

and joined Verizon as a Framework Specialist, where he worked for

many years.

Lawrence never lost his desire to pursue a career in teaching

and working with children. When he retired from Verizon he

worked as a Paraprofessional with special needs kids at Brentwood

High School. Lawrence was very young at heart and loved to be

around children—always laughing and playing with all children,

especially his grandkids. It was rare that he didn’t have a smile on

his face.

Lawrence had many hobbies and interests, but he especially

enjoyed listening to Jazz, watching the Yankees and Giants,

coloring, and growing Bonsai trees.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his daughter Corie, brother

Clifford A. Sinkler, sister Kimberly W. Floria, his mother Mary Julia

Floria, and his grandmother Arabell Sinkler.

He leaves to cherish his wonderful memories: his beloved wife of

47 years, Maureen C. Sinkler; three children, Lawrence N. Sinkler,

Jr. (Chinita) of Gaithersburg, MD, Randy C. Sinkler (Josie) of

Farmingville, NY, and Luke C. Sinkler (Helany) of Baltimore, MD;

eight grandchildren, Kayla, Nyah, Kirsten, Randy Jr., Luke Jr.,

Lawrence III, Madison, and Parker; one sister Stefanne Davenport

(Tony) of Pleasantville, NJ; 3 sisters-in-law; 3 brothers-in-law; a

mother-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends.

We love you too much


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August 21, 2019

10:00 AM
J.F. Goode Funeral Home
545 Albany Avenue
Amityville, New York 11701

Funeral Service
August 21, 2019

12:00 PM
J.F. Goode Funeral Home
545 Albany Avenue
Amityville, New York 11701

Private Service Cremation
August 21, 2019

2:00 PM

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