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John Robert Sinclair
Topeka, formerly of Atchison, KS

John Robert Sinclair, Topeka, KS  passed away on March 17, 2020, St. Patricks Day.

He was born on September 4, 1963 to parents Robert L. and Elsie M. Sinclair in Atchison, Kansas. At a young age of 5,  the family moved to Wichita, KS where John grew up with mom and siblings as dad passed away. John always had a smile for everyone, never meeting a stranger!  He was a great cook, loving brother and friend. He had a degree in Machinists and was supervisor at his jobs earlier in his  career.

He did computer setups and made sure everything working great when he was employed in the last number years of his life with Spangles restraunts , helping to establish both Spangles in Topeka, KS and Lawrence, KS where he settled the last 12 years before moving to Topeka last April. While living in Lawrence, he had a motorcyle accident when ran over by a car, causing him to have back surgeries, and somehow he began to host infections in his body after the accident leading to multiple stays in hospitals.and eventually his heart became infected, and doctors were never able to completely rid him of continual complications, hospitalizations, surgeries the last 5 years of his life have been a rollar coaster ride.

John is survived by sisters Loretta (Paul) Light, Lindsborg, KS, Mary (Tossie, Dean) Kirkham, Valley Falls, KS, Mechelle Hanby (Jack), southern Kansas,  brothers Bob Focks, Chetopa, KS, Larry (Sheila) Focks , Greenfield, IN, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins whom he loved much.

He was proceeded in death by father Robert L. Sinclair, Effingham, KS, mother Elsie M. Wertz, Nortonville, KS; brothers George Focks, Wichita, KS, Arthur Reynolds, Wichita/Indiana.

John was married to Karen and later divorced. No children were born to this union.

He has been cremated and no services are planned at this time due to government restraints in pandemic situation. At a later date he is to be interred at Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison, KS

 


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