Dave Sinclair
Dave Sinclair built an automotive dealership dynasty in St. Louis. He touted American brands, Ford in particular, and was best known for his delivery on TV commercials of the phrase, "If it’s not right, we’ll make it right."
Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Sep. 25 to Sep. 30, 2009.
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The pain hasn't lessen, such a true friend. God be with the family. Keeney
October 2, 2014
Love, and miss you, Paup. I miss our 2 sometimes 3 hour rides at the farm every weekend. I wear your boots and your belt every weekend down there.
I hope your smilin' down on men every day. Mema is still carrying on your legacy and so are we.
Love Ya'
Dave's Grandson,Thomas
March 27, 2014
I puchased two vehicles from Dave Sinclair and his whole family emulates Dave's values. He was a wonderful example to all.Jack Leathers, Salem, MO
Jack Leathers
February 21, 2011
Miss you calling and asking about Bernadette. Telling me it's going to be fine, Bernadette is one strong little girl. Miss you telling us..."If you would just let me run your lives, you would be so much happier"! ;)
Kathleen...(Your favorite daughter) Kidding Mary and Trish!
Kathleen Godfrey
December 29, 2009
We miss you, nothing is the same here without you. I wish you were here,we could go for a ride in the truck and you could tell us all how stupid we are. I miss that.
The Kids
November 18, 2009
Dave was such a good friend to my parents in many ways. Through his generousity, care and concern for them he was able to lift their spirits at one of their lowest points in life.

My parents and I will always be thankful for his friendship. They continue to hold Dave and his family in the highest regard. Dave will certainly be missed, but his memory and legacy will go on and on.
Kevin Kickham
October 22, 2009
Mr.Sinclair's commercial was one of the first I remember seeing on television as a child. He was one of the best people Ford could have anywhere. His touting of American brands was second to none. He was a class act and will be missed all over the midwest.
Mickey and Ray Dunn
October 18, 2009
I extend condolences to Mr. Sinclair's family. He was a wonderful man, very compassionate. I accompanied my mother to his South County Ford dealership in 1979, just months after my father had died. My mother was quite emotional as she shopped for a car to replace the one my father had "nursed along" until his death. She could not afford the price quoted by the salesman for the Fairlane that she desired, even though it was lower than the sticker. The salesman took us to Mr. Sinclair's office & Dave invited us inside. He spoke with my mother about her recent loss & then asked her what she could afford to spend on a new car. She told him & he took her outside, showed her the eight new Fairlanes he had on the lot, &, even though all were more expensive than she could afford, he told her to "pick one out" & sold it to her for the amount she had to spend. What a compassionate man he was. My mother died in 1995, still the proud owner of that Fairlane. She would never part with it.
John Hegeman
October 14, 2009
mary j cerny
October 8, 2009
I use to baby sit his children - He was a dynamo of a man.
His wife was always great.

The kids were kids but always respectful . Something "MR. Sinclair"
would only accept.

He was a nice man but took NO excuses off of anyone


Mary J. Cerny ( nee) Mary J Ewing
October 8, 2009
I grew up in south St. Louis and every two years my dad got a new Ford. It seemed it was always on a Friday night, my mom and dad would take me and my siblings to (I think it was back then called McMahon Ford on S. Kingshighway) to buy that New Shiny Ford! You would have thought him and Dave were best friends. He was that good old guy that shook my Dad's hand at the end of a car deal. This is just something that sticks in my mind.... as I grew up. Still today my husand and our four children are a Ford Family. Last year I can remember talking to "Big Dave" as my Dad called him and him being ever so kind to me. My husband grew up with the Sinclair Family in Shrewsbury and will never forget his "get your elbows off the table" when they ate dinner!! What a legend. We need his way of thinking about Family and Fords... and he continued his strong thoughts about Fords throught the years as we all know. I know when he entered Heaven, him and my Dad will have a lot to talk about! I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said "Save America Buy American" and I couldn't help but think of Mr. Sinclair. We are so sorry about your loss to the Sinclair family, but your his legend will live on. Thanks for your strong, kind, sincere attitude Mr.Sinclair.
Susie Busken-Vassel
October 8, 2009
I have always been around the automobile business in one form or another, but I grew up and married a guy who was in the parts business for years,then, was employed by Ford Motor Company. He stayed at the Hazelwood Plant until it's demise and transferrd to Flat Rock Michigan, and presently builds the Mustang. When all of these automobile "bad times" were hitting, I was so thankful to have Dave spreading the word to buy American. He was truly a crusader for the American Automaker and his voice will be so missed. I kept saying recently that I would like to shake his hand and personally thank him for all he had done for the industry. It was not to be. I will have to settle for thanking him here. Peace, Mr Dave Sinclair.
Deborah Flora-Meyer
October 8, 2009
When I think about spending time at my grandma & grandpa's house in the early 70's The first image in my head is watching T.V. and seeing Dave Sinclair doing his commercials.I have never had the grand pleasure of personally meeting Mr. Sinclair but I know many that have and they speak so highly of him, such a great man that will leave his mark on this world for many generations to come. I bet you pulled up to the pearly gates in a Lincoln Mr. Sinclair, Rest in Peace.
Tracey Chambers
October 5, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Coleen Supancic
October 5, 2009
Condolences to the family. So sorry for such an icon in St. L area leave this life so soon. John Sullivan-Jan Ochs
Jan Ochs
October 5, 2009
We know our Lord has welcomed you in to His Kingdom. I worked for Dave some 35 plus years ago as a service advisor. I recall a lot of great teachings from Dave during that time. Most of which was his customer satifaction and general people skills. Today I am the Vice President of World Class Automotive and my wife and I are partners in 5 dealerships. Dave knows he had a great input in my life, both as a business man and how to live your life. Thank you Dave Sinclair for sharing and teaching as well as your friendship. May The Lord bless you and keep you safe.
Bob Taylor
October 4, 2009
TO JOHN AND THE WHOLE FAM- SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. BIG DAVE IS A STL ICON. YOUR FAMILY IS MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
MICHAEL FITZGERALD
October 3, 2009
Trish- I was saddened to hear about the loss of your dad. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susie (Hanlon) Freeman, Atlanta, GA
October 2, 2009
To the whole Sinclair family,
My dad, Tom Boland, just told me of Mr. Sinclair's passing. I wanted to let you know how sad I was to hear about it. I remember him so fondly from the times we all went to the Lake of the Ozarks for Ford! My favorite memory was that he always ask me to dance after the adults were done eating and the music started! Even though he had a few daughters of his own, he took time to twirl me around the dance floor! I enjoyed him and his family so much the few days we were down there each summer! I will never forget it! My prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. God bless.
Mary Sue Boland Glancey
October 2, 2009
To Trisha, her family, her mother and all of her siblings....

I have known Mr. Sinclair since I was a small child. Attended St. Michaels grade school with his daughter, Trish, and high school. She was also in my wedding. I have a lot of fond memories of the whole Sinclair family - they were like my second family while growing up. Spent a lot of time at their house in Webster and occassionally at the Farm. I remember the bunk house and riding my favorite horse, Charlie. I fell off the horse once and Mr. Sinclair "firmly" told me to get back on. I was scared to death but knew he was right!!!

I lost my father a month earlier and feel like God was looking for a "Few Good Men" and took Mr. Sinclair, as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time. Hang on to the wonderful memories and if you need anything, just give me a call.
Cathy Serati
October 1, 2009
To the Sinclair family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Sinclair was my first employer and family friend. I always stopped to listen every time one of his commercials aired and especially enjoyed his interview on Channel 5 not too long ago. He will be missed.
Debbie (Means) Heisel
Debbie Heisel
September 30, 2009
From:Harry Hendricks, Las Vegas ,Nv.
Dave was quite a guy.When he spoke everyone listened. I worked with him in 1969-71 @ Costello Ford in Jennings, Mo.
My sympathy to his Family.
Harry Hendricks
September 29, 2009
To Mary,James,Meghan,Molly,James,MiMi and Monica, we are very sorry for your loss. Your dad/father-in-law/grandfather was bigger than life. We have admired him as long as we can remember. He brought such a smile to us seeing him driving down Lindberg in his pick up truck and always sporting his cowboy hat. We never met him but we feel like we've known him forever. He took pride being an AMERICAN his FAITH and his Family. May your memories bring comfort love and joy.
Love, Buck and Tina KNott
Tina Knott
September 29, 2009
From:Harry Hendricks, Las Vegas ,Nv.
Dave was quite a guy.When he spoke everyone listened. I worked with him in 1969-71 @ Costello Ford in Jennings, Mo.
My sympathy to his Family.
September 29, 2009
dave has always been the man in the automotive field he knew how to treat his customers he is the end of an era dave has known my family for years and has known me since i was a child he will be missed rest in peace dave
kevin zinselmeier
September 29, 2009
My memories of Dave go back to the fall of 1957 when he was a salesman at Costello-Kunze Ford in Jennings. He sold me two '58 T-Birds being introduced that year which won him a trip to Hawaii. He never forgot that because every time we would meet, he would remind me of that trip. In 1963 he called me to tell me he had just gotten a '53 Chevy BelAir in a trade from a farmer that was what Dave called a "creampuff". Our family has many very happy memories of our autos from Dave. That little Chevy stayed in our family for another 20 years, last driven by our niece who enjoyed it as much as we did until she sold it to another happy driver. Thanks, Dave, for all the memories!
Bill & Barb Gamache
September 29, 2009
I've been in the automotive field for 60 years as a cleanup boy in a body shop to parts person to service manager. I admired Dave for the way he treated his employees. he fought many battles to get the benifits for his union people and non union people that he employed. he stayed with buy American, and he ment it. we'll miss you Dave.
Joe Adkins
September 29, 2009
Though I only met Mr. Sinclair once or twice when I was about 9 or 10 years old, I spent many summer days with his children at Shrewsbury Swim Club. A very close family full of support and love for each other, which makes one believe that that kind of compassion for each other had to start with Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair.
My warmest condolescences to the entire family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!!!
Debbie (Cooke) Kennedy
September 29, 2009
Though I only met Mr. Sinclair once or twice when I was about 9 or 10 years old, I spent many summer days with his children at Shrewsbury Swim Club. A very close family full of support and love for each other, which makes one believe that that kind of compassion for each other had to start with Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair.
My warmest condolescences to the entire family during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!!!
Debbie (Cooke) Kennedy - St. Charles, MO
September 29, 2009
I did not know Mr. Sinclair or any of the family, but feel that I knew him from his many TV commercials. He seemed like the type of person that would be difficult not to like. May God hold a special place for him at his new address - Heaven. Rest in peace and comfort to your family, Mr. Sinclair.
September 29, 2009
Years ago when Dave and I were both younger we met when I was delivering mail to him at his home in Shrewsbury.
I was a utility carrier and we talked about his and my children. Dave was always kind and had time to talk to people he had come to know. I purchased many cars at his store in South County and Dave and I never failed to connect and have a conversation when we saw one another, during my visits to his locations. Dave will be missed and gratefully remembered.
Larry Talleur
September 29, 2009
On behalf of the entire staff of 14400/14500, I would like to extend the deepest of sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless your family.

Sara Mayfield, RN (BJH)
September 29, 2009
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Glen and Elvira Conway
September 29, 2009
Dear Sinclair Family,

Mr. Sinclair was a great leader in our community and a wonderful Catholic man. He has his amazing wife and family to carry on his legacy. You are in our family’s thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, God Bless!

The Baine family
Creve Coeur Mo
Peggy Baine
September 29, 2009
"To Pat, son John, grandaughter Kim, and the entire Sinclair family, my wife Kathy and I have been ardent Dave Sinclair "Ford" customers for years and will continue to be for years to come. Dave epitomized kindness, friendliness, integrity and customer service and demanded the same of his staff. Our hearts are heavy with grief over the loss of an outstanding, warm, compassionate human being such as Dave Sinclair who was not only a legend but an institution here in the St. Louis area. Sleep well our friend in the arms of our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You will be greatly missed".
Jeff & Kathy Fehlig
September 28, 2009
Dear Sinclair Family:
Your family is in our family's thoughts and prayers. I am Ed Schwieder's daughter and we lost our dad 12 years ago to cancer. Our dad was nicknamed "Big Ed." I guess they make Ford dealers BIG. Our dads were both "bigger than life," and had a love for their families that not many families are lucky enough to experience. You, and we were so very blessed.
Sally (Schwieder) Starzyk
Sally Starzyk
September 28, 2009
Sinclair Family, Our hearts go out to your family, May God help all of you during your time of grief, MEMORIES are the key.May God Bless all of you.
The Garrett's
September 28, 2009
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Phyllis Sabourin
September 28, 2009
Dear Sinclair Family,
I respected Dave so very much! He was never to good to take his time to talk to you if you needed to talk to him. He was a true American Dealer who fought to buy American.Even after he got sick, I admired the fact he still came to work everyday. I will really miss him! Debbie Brockland
Debbie Brockland
September 28, 2009
Mr. Sinclair was a truly wonderful person. I will miss him very much. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know him and work for him. He will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with the Sinclair family. May you rest in peace "Big Dave".
Wendy Lamberty
September 28, 2009
Mr. Sinclair earned the respect of his peers and community as a businessman, and at the same time, their sincere affections as a philanthropist, civic leader, neighbor, and family man. He is proof that it is possible to be both loved and respected. This legacy lives on in the remarkable family he leaves behind, and I count myself very fortunate to have them in my life. Thank you for everything, sir.
Danny O'Donnell
September 28, 2009
We did not know you personally, but had immense respect for your views on America and the moral compass you seemed to live and work by. Your voice will be sorely missed. May God bless you and may you rest in peace.

The Schues
September 28, 2009
Mr. Dave Sinclair was an absolutely wonderful man who lived his life in a way that we all should take notice of and use in our own lives! I thank him for being the man that he was and for the loving family that he left behind. He is most certainly in a better place.
Tommy O'Donnell
September 28, 2009
I have known Dave since 1984 and had many meetings with him, he was always firm but fair. A true supporter of the "Made in America" phrase. I can think of him only with the greatest respect. A true American....
Rod Joggerst
September 28, 2009
Dave Sinclair and his entire family came to the funeral of my uncle who passed away in 2000. They had gone to school together. The memory of this wonderful family all walking into the funeral service was unforgettable. Dave Sinclair had deep respect and caring for others that showed in all his works. Many prayers go to the family.

JoAnn (Powers) Hartmann
September 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 28, 2009
About 9 years ago, Mr. Sinclair and my husband had radiation treatments at Barnes together. Mr. Sinclair was very kind and had comforting words for everyone there even though he was going through the same awful thing they were. My husband will never forget their talks. We're so sorry for your family's loss. May Mr. Sinclair rest in peace.
Sherie & Phillip Catlett
September 28, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Dave will surely be missed by all who new him and some that didn't. God bless you and your family. John & Judy Davis (Customers of Dave's)
John & Judy Davis
September 28, 2009
I worked for the Ford District Sales Office when Dave became a dealer. He was an inspiration to all of us who wanted to become Ford dealers and helpful to many of us who did. Don Brown
September 28, 2009
To the whole Sinclair family; our hearts go out to you at this trying time...may you fine peace in the knowledge that Dave is in good hands!
Tony & Mary Giamanco
September 28, 2009
Bought my first car from Mr. Dave
Sinclair when he had the dealership on
Kingshighway. I saw a true Catholic in
every sense of the word. A saint was
here among us, and now resting
peacefully in the bosom of Abraham.
Marcus Martinez
September 28, 2009
dave was a great man theres not too many that are. ive been employed by dave sinclair for 3 years he will be truelly missed by all
jeff bornemann
September 28, 2009
Two years ago my mother passed away, and my son-in-law was in Dallas, TX. He flew into St. Louis and couldn't get a rental car in Rolla, MO and Dave gave him a car and let him leave it in St. James, MO at no charge, so he could attend my mother's funeral. He attended Immaculate Conception Church with me in St. James. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Sincerely,

Don Heavin
Rolla, Missouri
Don Heavin
September 28, 2009
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Follow The Rainbow To Heaven.
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A Soldier had die out on the
battlefield;

Broken hearts are weeping For
Them,

But take comfort of knowing
that God had sent Them a
rainbow from heaven;

The Souls of the Soldiers
have gone to there home
in heaven,

Our Loved One's has follow
God's lovely rainbow in the
sky;

All the way to the end of the
sky.

That leads all the way to the
other end of the Lord's
house in heaven,

So just keep on praying and
trust that God will send us
that same rainbow in the sky;

Where Our Loved One's are
waiting For You and For Me at
the end of the rainbow in
heaven.

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Charles H. Miranda
September 28, 2009
Pat & family
My heart is reaching out to you,
For what you’re going through;
I’m thinking of you frequently
And praying for you, too.

If there’s something I can do,
Anything at all,
Think of me thinking of you,
And don’t hesitate to call.

My deepest condolences. I'm sure your heart is aching. You had a great life together with many blessings. I know your lives won't ever be the same. He will be greatly missed!

God Bless you now and in the future daysto come,

Colleen Read-Kloepper (Boain Dental Care)
Colleen Read-Kloepper
September 28, 2009
I have so many memories of when I was a little girl going to the Sinclair Dealership with my parents. Once I even remember seeing Dave himself, walking around with his cowboy hat! He was like a giant to me!! My parents have always been loyal customers to the dealership and with their recommendation, I have just recently visited and purchased my first new (non hand me down) car!! My first experience was great. Everyone there were very nice and extremely helpful. I know it's early to say, but I DO plan on purchasing my next car from Dave Sinclair and keep on doing so for many years to come!

My thoughts are with the Family and the Dealership. God Bless you both.
Amy B. Wilhelmy
September 28, 2009
James and the entire Sinclair Family Please accept my sincere sympathy."My thought and prayers are with your family today". Mr Sinclair was a Wonderful Man.
Mary Sue Hayden
September 28, 2009
There is a special place in everyone’s heart carved out just for memories and Dave Sinclair has blessed us with many. In 1992 at the age of 48 my late husband(a city policeman)died of cancer. One last wish was to travel to Table Rock Lake one more time. Mr. Sinclair made that trip possible by supplying us with a station wagon so he could travel lying down. I have never forgotten Mr. Sinclair's generosity.
My sincere sympathy to his family.
Mary(Nonte)Wienstroer, Eureka, Missouri
September 28, 2009
Our sympathy to Pat & their children.John worked @ Sinclair's for many years. Went on a camper trip with him @ salesmen. Dave liked to organize & have fun with his guys . He was a generous man . John M. now has alz & sunday he had the articles on his lap all day reading over & over. Friends & Good memories . John & Dene MacDonald
September 28, 2009
Our condolences for the whole family. My husband works as a mechanic at the one on lindberg and 21 and says he's the best boss anyone could ever have. Diana
Diana Roe
September 28, 2009
Our sympathy to Pat & their children.John worked @ Sinclair's for many years. Went on a camper trip with him @ salesmen. Dave liked to organize & have fun with his guys . He was a generous man . John M. now has alz & sunday he had the articles on his lap all day reading over & over. Friends & Good memories . John & Dene MacDonald
John MacDonald
September 28, 2009
I have purchased several vehicles from the Sinclair's - and have mainly dealt with his son Dan. I am here to say that Dan is just like his father, and I have been happy to deal with them. My Dad (who passed away recently) would meet up with Dave at the dealership and always visited together while waiting for service to finish my car. My family and I send our thoughts and prayers to his family...God really knows how to pick his angels.
The Bath Family - Terri, Lorraine and Amanda
Owners of Lackland Florist, Inc.
Terri Bath
September 28, 2009
My husband is also named Dave Sinclair. Over the last 10 years we have been back in the St. Louis area, we received a few thank you cards that didn't seem to fit and I had the feeling they belonged to someone else. The last one we received was from the Friends of Kids With Cancer thanking Mr. Sinclair for the Cardinal baseball tickets that one of their kids had received. I called the organization the next day to let them know that we received the thank you instead of Mr. Dave Sinclair the car dealer. I wanted them to make sure the card got to the right person. Then the other cards of thanks all made sense. One, that I remember, was from an elderly woman thanking Dave for a basket that she had received. We always said that we wanted to go to the dealership and meet the "other" Dave Sinclair, sorry that we won't meet in person. But we feel we got to know the kind of person he was through his generosity - a true inspiration. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Andria & David Sinclair
September 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with family. Dave and my dad were close friends when I was growing up. It was always fun going over to Sinclair farm house. Great Man
Beverly Greig
September 28, 2009
First of all I would like to express my condolences to the entire Sinclair family. I had the honor of buying three vehicles from Dave's South County location. Each time his staff made it a very easy and pleasurable experience. They took the time to treat you right and followed up on that after the purchase. One of the vehicles that I had purchased broke down six months after I had it. I called the dealership and they were right there with a tow truck. They gave me a loaner car for two days and did the repairs free of charge. As Dave always said "If it's not right, I'll make it right." Although I did not know Dave personally, I felt like he was a man who stood behind his product and displayed great integrity. As I read each of the entries in this guest book it really touches my heart. I can only hope that Dave's legacy will live on for a very long time to come and that other people can be touched and influenced by this great man. He may be gone from this world but he will never be forgotten. God bless you Dave Sinclair!
A Loyal Customer
September 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. He was truly an automotive pioneer and leaves a wonderful American legacy!
John Flowers
September 28, 2009
Pat and family, I was out of town last week and returned to hear the sad news of Dave's passing. I am so sorry and wish you well going forward. I know he will be greatly missed but he is in a better place. He was a wonderful man. Our prayers are with you and the family. Your old next door neighbors, Charlie and Katie Z
September 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Sinclair family. I didn't know Mr. Sinclair, but I will always remember the first time I shook his hand. I know his son John, and I have a lot of respect for this family.
Keith Kraus
September 28, 2009
My husband and I bought our first of three cars back in 1992. My husband is a city policeman and we heard he gave good service. When we bought our mini-van, we wanted to be sure the car came with mats and the sales lady said it did. When we picked up the car, no mats were there. I called Dave Sinclair. He not only took my call (which is unheard of) and said come pick up the mats and there was no charge. Another time I was waiting to pick up our car sitting outside the service entrance. He came walking by in his suit and his cowboy hat. What a friendly man. As Jesus said it is not what you say, but what you do. Mr. Dave Sinclair was a living example of that by his kind actions. Our sincerest sympathy to his family. May Mr. Dave Sinclair rest in peace. God bless.
September 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fine man. I meet Mr. Sinclair when he purchase the Ford dealership on South Kingshighway. My cousin Harry work for him and he took care of my first new Ford. He always had a smile and said HELLO when I saw him at the Buick dealership. He is gone but not forgotten becasue he has left us with a wonderful family to continue his dream.
Richard Ferrario
September 28, 2009
I bought my first car from Mr. Sinclair's dealership when I was 17 and remember his famous commercials. My family and I offer our thoughts and prayers to entire Sinclair family. What a legacy Mr. Sinclair leaves!
Christen Santoscoy
September 28, 2009
Mr. Sinclair was a true American. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Connie Inman
St. Louis, MO
September 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Danny Nelson
September 28, 2009
We at Feed My People will miss Dave's warm smile and the way he treated everyone. It didn't matter if you were the CEO or on the lowest rung of the ladder. I along with all will miss him. God bless your family in these times.
Harold Baker
September 28, 2009
Mr. Sinclair was a wonderful man. I got to meet him one time when my car was at his shop on 55 getting repaired. And they had closed the shop and I was suppose to pick my car up because the repair shop and gave me the wrong time on when they closed and Mr. Sinclair gave me a rental car and did not charge me for my repair on my car. I really felt like he cared about people. He will be missed very much.
Kathi Bobb
September 28, 2009
Mr. Sinclair touched so many lives. So kind and generous. What a legacy he leaves... I will miss seeing his truck parked at the BCR.
Sara Clark
September 27, 2009
God bless Mr. Sinclair for his goodness to the Ursulines in Kirkwood when we bought our cars from him.
One of the grateful nuns.
September 27, 2009
In 1984 I purchased a new Mercedes Benz, when Dave heard about it he chided me and asked why? I mistakenly extolled the virtues of German engineering, to which he said "you pay me what you paid for that car and I will sell you a new Ford that I will make as dependable and long lasting as that Mercedes. That was my last new Mercedes, my next new car was a Taurus. He will be missed.
Mark Furrer
September 27, 2009
a lot of people learned a lot from from this great man he will be missed dearley by all and his extened famley
bob sanders
September 27, 2009
Mary you know what i think just like he said to Andrew when he wanted to go swimming with John if its not right ill make it right. He really did make it right for alot of people I feel very lucky to have met him. Blessings to you my friend Cathy Hoy
September 27, 2009
We bought many Fords and Mercurys over the years from Dave. The last time I saw him was at a restaurant where he was celebrating his birthday. He came over to our Red Hatters' table to say hello and bought us all a round of drinks. What a wonderful person he was.
Liz Seise
September 27, 2009
What kind of man could meet so many people just once and the effect of his passing leave those same people weeping and saddened? I was privileged to meet Mr. Sinclair. humble, compassionate, brilliant and the only time I'm sure he ever looked down on anyone was if he were reaching down to help them up. Dave Sinclair wasn't known and loved for being successful, although he was I'm sure. Dave Sinclair was respected and loved for his goodness and compassion. I will always thank God for the lesson in greatness of character in that one Divine meeting.

Heaven's a real place and I am confident something he will definitely hear is "Well done, Thy good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of The Lord."

I love you, Mr Sinclair. You will never be forgotten by me.
Jonnie Vitale
September 27, 2009
I worked for Ford at he Hazelwood plant in the front office for 38 years,and got to meet Dave at some of the Ford functions all I can say is he was one great and caring person, I was at the St. Peters locations waiting for my car and Dave came in we had a wonderful conservation and when my car was ready he walk me to my car.
He give me tickets to the Cardinal payoffs and sat next to his grandsons, they were wonderful kids, had a super time. He will be missed, he is one of a kind. God
Bless
Millie Dunker, St. Charles
September 27, 2009
I had the pleasure of dealing with Dave Sinclair several times over the years. It was easy to do business with his dealerships because Mr. Sinclair's honesty and integrity were always apparent. His loyalty to American products was key to me. His family will continue to have my loyalty in turn. God be with all of you at this sad time.
Denver Perkins
September 27, 2009

My Dad had Bought all his cars from Mr.Sinclair


His employees were well trained and great SERVICE
Jaess Dochnal
September 27, 2009
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Our family knew of Mr. Sinclair as my father grew up with him. Mr. Sinclair was very comforting at the time of my father's passing, and now I offer my sympathy to your family. He will surely be miss by the St. Louis community!!!
Susan Aubuchon
September 27, 2009
I worked with Dave through some good times and some bad. But a few things never changed. He was a fiercly loyal family man and also the most honest individual I have ever had the priviledge of working with. So long Dave, you will be missed.
Dwight Jack
September 27, 2009
What an amazing man, always had a kind word and an inspiring individual. He went out of his way to help others and people that new him, will truly miss him. God bless him and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kathy Walters (Meyer)
September 27, 2009
Our prayer are with you in your loss.
Bob & Nancy Adams
September 27, 2009
Dave was a good man, he will be truly missed. Our condolences.
The Paul Bosch family
September 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 27, 2009
Dave Sinclair was a caring and giving individual without question. My elderly parents vehicle broke down in front of Ruthford, but..Rutherford would not honor their warranty. Dave Sinclair not only had the vehicle towed to the South County dealership to have it repaired, he made it top priority and it was finished by late morning. Dave will always be remembered.

God bless the Sinclair family in their time of loss.

Sherri Bethel
Sherri Bethel
September 27, 2009
I offer my condolensces and prayers to the Sinclair family and the extended family within the Sinclair organization. As a Ford Motor Company employee with over 25 years of calling on dealers all across the country, I can honestly say that my experience with Dave Sinclair, his family, and the organization was a once in a lifetime privelage. The beauty of this is that I knew it at the time. Every time I called on Dave and his team, I realized that I was invovled with, and had the priveleage of whitnessing and learning from the absolute best in the business, and the best in life.

Dave Sinclair lived his life from the heart, and ran his business with a " Do what's right " attitude. He often sacrificed to do right for others, and did so in an environment where that was an expcetion; but that is what Dave is, the exception.

My experinece with Dave Sinclair has been an incredible personal and professional privelage. Most imporatantly, Dave Sinclair, his character, his convictions, his ideals,his heart and mind is living on right now through his wonderful family. Each bears the impact of Dave and will carry on and make him proud.

William L. Scott
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Will
September 27, 2009
I offer my condolensces and prayers to the Sinclair family and the extended family within the Sinclair organization. As a Ford Motor Company employee with over 25 years of calling on dealers all across the country, I can honestly say that my experience with Dave Sinclair, his family, and the organization was a once in a lifetime privelage. The beauty of this is that I knew it at the time. Every time I called on Dave and his team, I realized that I was invovled with, and had the priveleage of whitnessing and learning from the absolute best in the business, and the best in life.

Dave Sinclair lived his life from the heart, and ran his business with a " Do what's right " attitude. He often sacrificed to do right for others, and did so in an environment where that was an expcetion; but that is what Dave is, the exception.

My experinece with Dave Sinclair has been an incredible personal and professional privelage. Most imporatantly, Dave Sinclair, his character, his convictions, his ideals,his heart and mind is living on right now through his wonderful family. Each bears the impact of Dave and will carry on and make him proud.

William L. Scott
Ford Motor Company
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William Scott
September 27, 2009
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Dave's passing was a loss to us all, a familiar and reassuring face and a kind man who served as a role model. I alway felt it was an honor to be his mailman. We will miss him.
David Bartholomew
September 27, 2009
25 years ago I lost my job due to an unfortunate accident. A man, unknown to me at the time, called my home and offered me a job; that man was Dave Sinclair. He provided me with an opportunity to work for the #1 Ford Dealership in the entire United States and to learn a new profession, the same he has done for many former law enforcement officers. With his passing, St. Louis and the entire U.S. lost an honest, integral and decent human being that cared about customers, employees and friends almost as much as he did his family, where the average customer was assured of getting a fair deal and the employee was guaranteed to keep his job, no matter how bad the economy was. I learned a lot in my 2 years of working for Dave, but most importantly I learned the values of being fair.

God bless Mr. Sinclair. God bless his family. God bless America and in honor of Dave, "Buy American". The entire community will miss you!!!
Joe Ferrario
September 27, 2009
Dear Sinclair Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working there for 10 years and what an amazing family you have. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Laurie Bohn
September 27, 2009
It was an honor to know and work for Mr. Sinclair. He was like a father to me..Anytime I needed him, he was there....I will miss him dearly....The family is in my prayers
James Pickens
September 27, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to the Sinclair Family and to all the employee's of Dave Sinclair. We've bought many automobiles from Sinclair Ford over the years and we've been very pleased with their service and integrity! Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Dale & Jamie Wilhelmy
September 27, 2009
My deepest condolences to the Sinclair, Detwiler, Godfrey, and Willett families on the loss of your father, uncle, grandfather. He was a good man who inspired people here in St. Louis, in Missouri, and across the nation to do the right thing. My mom used to take her Oldsmobile to Sinclair Automotive on Lindbergh and she was always treated with excellent service. Every morning this school year, Phillip asked that we would pray for his grandfather. He will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Mr. Cliff Downey (Queen of All Saints School)
Cliff Downey
September 27, 2009
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