William Sinkin
1913 - 2014
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SINKIN
William "Bill" Rashall Sinkin, 100, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 in San Antonio.

Bill's passing released a tsunami of his love
That swept through San Antonio
Breaking open hearts
Knocking down fences
Drowning out conflicts
Cleansing and healing an entire community.

San Antonio remembered itself
To be an expression of the Divine Feminine
Infused with strength and gentleness
Capable of transforming herself
Through a more perfect communion
With the creative force at its core.

As the waves receded,
New shoots broke through the ground
Holding the promise of a better world
No longer in denial about what needed fixing
And confident that anything can be fixed.

That humble pride
Emerged to guide those who understood
That Bill's real legacy was to model
A true citizen
Prepared to do whatever he could
To improve the lives of those he touched.

Having completed his mission
And released back into his beloved home
The loving energy accumulated
From a lifetime of true service,
Bill changed address
And prepared to take on his next mission.

Those who had the pleasure and honor
Of sharing time with him on this planet
Can walk out into the sunshine
And crisp air after the storm has past
And dream dreams of what can be.

Bill has gifted us with the energy of pure love
That we are now called to use
For the highest good to benefit all.

Bill is preceded in death by his father, Nathan; mother, Bella; his brother, Sam; and his sister, Rosalie;

He is survived by his sons, Richard Sinkin (Merrilee), and Lanny Sinkin; granddaughters, Patti Leigh (Mike), Kata Hancock (Clint), Amelia Sinkin; great grandchildren, Justin Hancock and Jessica Hancock; and numerous nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL SERVICE
FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
1:30 P.M.
TEMPLE BETH-EL WULFE SANTUARY
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

Rabbi Dr. Samuel M. Stahl, officiating. A private interment will be held at Beth-El Memorial Park. Acting as pallbearers will be Richard Sinkin, Lanny Sinkin, Steven Sinkin, Charlie Gonzalez, Tommy Adkisson, Tommy Smith, Bob Sohn, John Daniels, Tom Frost Sr., Charles Williams, and Dr. Elliot Weser.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Solar San Antonio either through solarsanantonio.org or by check to 118 Broadway, Suite 621, San Antonio 78205.

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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Feb. 6, 2014.
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February 6, 2014
Bill was truly a lovely man - one of the most genuine and genuinely good people I have ever met. I will always treasure time spent with him and Faye, and the many valuable lessons learned from them.
Annalisa Peace
February 6, 2014
I admired Mr. Sinkin very much for all he did for San Antonio and for his contribution to the Solar industry. He will be long remembered. Rest In Peace!
Wayne. Brown
February 6, 2014
You were an inspired and inspiring man. When I listen with my granddaughter to Pete Seeger singing Solartopia I will forever think of you Bill. Thank you!
Barbara Murray
February 6, 2014
Bill, you will be truly missed. You did a lot in making San Antonio, the great city it is now. I know you are surrounded by God's angels.
Robert Hostetler
February 6, 2014
Rest in peace Bill. San Antonio and Texas will miss you. You left a wonderful, lasting legacy that we all try our best to carry on! David Dixon (Native)
David Dixon
February 5, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to Bill Sinkin family. He will be missed by everyone in the San Antonio community. Mike & Louise Burke
Louise Burke
February 16, 2014
Bill helped me find a job with HemisFair back in the 50's and remained a friend for many years. I am very sorry to learn of his passing and extend my condolences to his family.
Patsy Cheyney
February 7, 2014
What a wonderful life this wonderful man lived. I was honored to have met for the first time at the Johnson-Jackson-Jefferson Dinner in 2004. He was a true gentleman and a great Democrat. San Antonio was a much better place because of Mr. Sinkin. Charles Soechting, Past Chair, Texas Democratic Party
Charles Soechting
February 6, 2014
It is with a heavy heart that we offer our condolences to all of the Sinkin family members. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sinkin around 13+ years ago when he brought his vehicle in for repairs. He always had on a smile as well as his trademark bow tie. He shared many history lessons with us, as well as stories from his life. We always looked forward to his visits. He will certainly be missed. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Fine Lines Automotive ( Margie, Gilbert, Mark, and Rachelle Gomez)
February 5, 2014
My condolences to the family. It is a sad day in San Antonio to hear of Bill's passing. He was a visionary for San Antonio. Trully a great man.
I met him in the Henry B. Gonzales Campaigns, Hemisfair and maintained our friendship through the years.
Michael Garcia
February 5, 2014
Mr Sinkin was a great help to many small minority businesses through his bank and in other ways. My condolences to the family
Arthur Elizondo
February 5, 2014
Bill was certainly very special to all of us in the San Antonio solar industry, but he was beloved by many many more. When I first met Bill, he was wearing his trademark bow tie and still driving as a 90+ year old. That was in 2008 when there were about 4 solar projects in the entire CPS service area. Although we didn't always share the same political views (as he was so quick to point out), we did agree that there was a tremendous future and valuable place for solar energy in San Antonio and in Texas. Bill was one of a kind and I---along with a multitude of others----will truly miss him and his commanding presence in the solar community. Our prayers are with Bill's family, and we share their loss.
Hoss Boyd
February 5, 2014
Mr. Sinken was a very kind and wonderful man. My thoughts are with the Sinken family.
Jane Monroe
February 5, 2014
Condolences to the Sinkin Family. Mr. Bill always had kind words of encouragement and I have fond memories of visiting him in his office building, always hoping for a quick dance in the lobby. I will carry his bright light in my heart forever. May you all be surrounded by peace and love at this time.
February 5, 2014
My condolences to the Sinkin family. He will be missed by many friends.Met him back in the early 90's.He was a man of great Interigty.
Bobby Herrera
February 5, 2014
What a wonderful man and legacy. S.A. has lost a real treasure; heaven has gained one.
DeSalme
February 5, 2014
Will always remember Bill attending my wedding in 1978 as a gift to my mother. He also attended Northwest Democrats dinner honoring mom in 2012. I no longer live in San Antonio but continue to follow the news and politics of the area.
Nancy Dorrycott Kasper
February 5, 2014
Prayers and condolences to Bill Sinkin's family on his demise.
Knew him when I worked at National Department Store on Commerce & Laredo Sts. circa 1954.
Life well lived, may you rest in peace,
Mr Sinkin.

Lupe G. Bigrigg
Ms "GG" Bigrigg
February 5, 2014
He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.
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