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Wayne E. Sinning

Dr. Wayne E Sinning, 84, of Kent, OH, died October 22, 2015.

Wayne was born March 30, 1931 in Worthing, South Dakota to Thomas and Edith Sinning. He loved sharing his memories of growing up on the farm, and working as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy. He was a Professor at Springfield College in Massachusetts, and at Kent State University from where he retired in 2001. During his academic career, he was published in the journal of "Medicine and Science in Sports" and "Physiology of Muscular Activity." He was a member of the Kent State Blue and Gold club and enjoyed returning to campus to attend football and basketball games.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane (Mumford) Sinning, children Thomas (Kathryn) Sinning, Martha (Dan) Ahearn, Nancy Sinning, and Edie Sinning; grandsons, Ryan (Vanessa), Brendan and Timothy Ahearn, Brett, Connor and Jason Sinning; great grandchildren, Mercia and Everest Ahearn. He was preceded in death by his sister Doris (Sylvan) Fodness. He will be missed by his loyal dog, Woody.

Arrangements by Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Kent, OH. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dr. Sinning's name to the Kent State Golden Flashes Club, Office of Academic Achievement, 187 M.A.C. Center, Kent, Ohio 44224, or donate online at

Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 27, 2015
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