Edward Maher Sinnema Jr.

May 31, 1965February 19, 2021

Eddie died unexpectedly. He dearly loved the Lord Jesus with his whole mind, heart, and soul. He is home now. He was beloved by his parents, MaryAnn and Edward, Sr., sister Kay, brother Joe (Margaret), niece Sydney and nephew Henry, along with many cousins and friends.

Eddie was an Eagle Scout and loved the outdoors. He graduated from Broughton HS in 1983 and briefly attended Campbell University. Eddie was an outgoing young man who loved people. Everybody was his friend. He was very forgiving to everyone. He also attended Crabtree Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements by Brown-Wynne on Millbrook Road. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date. Buried at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Samaritan's Purse, POBox 3000 in Boone, NC, 28607, phone 828-262-1980 ( in Eddie's honor.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Sherry Pedersen Thrasher

February 25, 2021

I met Ed at Trinity Baptist and quickly became friends with him. I can honestly say there was such kindness and honesty about Ed. I am sad he is no longer with us but rejoice for him knowing he is now with the Father. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Joyce and Ralph Peters

February 24, 2021

Pete and I were so very sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing even though we know he is with his Heavenly Father. What a wonderful believer he was with a sweet loving spirit. A very kind soul. Eddie helped us in our yard several years until we moved which he also was a great help with. Having a mutual interest in books, Eddie also enjoyed discussing books with Pete. Our love and prayers to his Mom and Dad and thank you for sharing Eddie with us.

Neal Harrington

February 24, 2021

Eddie was our neighbor across our back yard for over 35 years. My wife and I made use of his good nature, and he is sorely missed. We
can't think of any cross word he uttered about anyone. He was truly
a gentle soul whose memory will be a blessing.

Vanessa Davison

February 23, 2021

Eddie, the ambassador of Kershaw Hills for sure! When we moved in almost 30 years ago, his quick speaking, ever present smile, cheerfulness, joy connecting people he knew to other people impressed me. I soon looked forward to chatting with him or just waving as he whizzing by on his bike, or while taking long walks, sometimes even before the sun came up. We were sad and shocked to hear of his sudden death and extend our concern and sympathy to his Family.
- Jeff & Vanessa Davison

Kathryn (KC) and Jim Holden

February 23, 2021

Little Ed, as I called him, is missed from our neighborhood. Over the last several days, when I think I've seen him on the road, I’ve had to remind myself that he has left us! My heart is so saddened by his absence. For the 30+ years that we’ve been in the neighborhood, he was the most visible person on the streets of North Hills. He could be seen riding his bicycle, walking the streets, helping any and every neighbor needing his help (including mowing many of our lawns), all the while boldly sharing his love for Jesus with his neighbors. We will miss Eddie’s heart, one of the purest and sweetest hearts I’ve ever known! He is now where he the arms of his Father God. I can just see him walking those streets of gold offering Heaven’s other citizens his willing assistance. Eddie is now completely whole and being rewarded for all the selfless acts that he bestowed upon others throughout his life. We love you, Ed, MaryAnn, Kay, and Joe, and we are hurting with you! 💔

Lucy Roberts

February 22, 2021

A good friend glad I had the chance to meet him. My prayers go out to him and his family. We knew each other from
Church. ♥️♥️♥️

John Keith

February 22, 2021

Ed was always generously welcoming and kind to me; this is true for the entire Sinnema family. I am very grateful that my mom was able to have a friend like Ed.
He will be sorely missed by many, but also fondly remembered.

Kay Bissette

February 21, 2021

We were friends of Ed at Trinity Baptist Church. May God comfort you as you grieve and mourn your loss in the coming days. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love and prayers,
David and Kay Bissette

Paul Frontiero

February 21, 2021

Dorothy and I have recently moved to Massachusetts to be closer to family but our memories of our wonderful friends in Raleigh remain forever. Such is the case with Eddie. Her was an amazing man; always ready to share a smile.

Marjorie Cook

February 20, 2021

Sharing condolences for the Sinnema family on the passing of Ed. May God's comfort be present. He will be missed.
Marjorie (a friend of Kay)