John R. Sinks Jr.

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John R. Sinks, Jr.

83, formerly of Ft. Wayne, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 in Nazareth, PA. He was the husband of the late Mary Lou (Akers) Sinks. John was the son of the late John and Norene (Williams) Sinks, Sr. He was a guidance counselor and government teacher at Elmhurst High School for 38 years, retiring in 1993. John was a public servant to the people of Indiana, serving in both the State House and Senate for 32 consecutive years.

Survivors include son, John Sinks, III, and his wife, Lisa of Bethlehem, PA; grandson, Dane Sinks.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 17 in Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St., Ft. Wayne, 46802. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Kluehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne St., Ft. Wayne, and also from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church, or to the Alzheimer's Foundation -

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 14, 2012
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