Kenneth Sinclair

November 10, 1927November 3, 2018

Kenneth R. Sinclair died peacefully November 3, 2018. He was born November 10, 1927 in Williamsport PA; the only child of Peter James and Florence Marquardt Sinclair. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and his former wife, Anne S. Sinclair of Tallahassee FL, the mother of his children.

Survivors include his son, Peter E. Sinclair (Debbie) and daughter Suzanne Sinclair Pfund (John) and their children Morgan Sinclair, Anne Pfund and Madeline Pfund Dees (David), all of Tallahassee FL. He is also survived by his former wife Charlene H. Sinclair of Telluride CO. Ken moved to Tallahassee FL in 2014 from the beautiful mountain resort community of Telluride Co where he lived for 20 years. He also had a lovely home in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

He was a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College where he became a faculty member teaching math at the age of 18. There he graduated cum laude with honors. His continued his studies at MIT focusing on engineering, then furthered his education at Harvard Business School where he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration in 1951.

Professional endeavors include past President of the International Divisions of TRW, Questor Corporation and Agrico Williams Corporation. Kenneth was also president of Sinclair Consulting Corporation for nearly 50 years. He worked in engineering and manufacturing enterprises on six of the seven continents and spoke six languages fluently. His work and travel took him to 74 countries.

As well as the United States of America, he lived in Mexico, France and Switzerland. The latter is where he found his true passion, downhill snow skiing. In his life experiences he met many famous people including Winston Churchill, Marlon Brando, and General Norman Schwarzkopf.

Services will be held Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the Tallahassee National Cemetery with full military honors. Kenneth was a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War, 1951 to 1953.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice of Tallahassee or the charity of your choice. In his remembrance, hoist a glass of single malt Scotch or the beverage of your choice to a life well lived.


  • Burial with Military Honors Friday, November 16, 2018

Kenneth Sinclair

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