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SINNETT JOHN VALENTINE SINNETT "Jack" (Age 79) Of St. Louis Park, MN, and formerly of Washington, DC, died on January 20, 2014, having lived with heart disease for many years. John was born in the District of Columbia on April 8, 1934, to Owen Harry and Catherine Guy Sinnett. He was preceded in death by his parents, his only sibling, Dorothy Mary Warner, and his grandson, John Taylor Sinnett. He is survived by wife of 30 years, Carla Carlson of St. Louis Park, MN; daughter, Mary Katherine "Katie" of Minneapolis; sons, John Keith (Dorri) of Simpsonville, SC, Stephen Christopher and James Valentine, both of Annandale, VA; grandchildren, Christopher, Lauren and Rachel; first wife, Pauline Sinnett of Annandale, VA; and four nieces and nephews. John attended McKinley Technology High School, Washington, D.C., and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. He served active duty in the U.S. Marin Corps from 1953 through 1955. John created distinctive canvases and other art over the years as his muse guided him. His career, however, was anchored in graphic design, first at the former Evening Star, and then at U.S. News & World Report and as art director of the weekly Chemical & Engineering News, among other publications. His favorite place on earth was his beloved home town, followed closely by the blue waters of the Caribbean. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, January 24 at the Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th St & Vernon Ave at Hwy 100, Edina. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 25 at Edina Community Lutheran Church, 4113 W. 54th St., Edina. Memorials are preferred to the Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center, St. Louis Park, MN. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 23, 2014