Obituary of Joan C Sinclair
Joan Clare Sinclair, wife of Harold Sinclair, mother of 5, grandmother of 14, great grandmother
of 5, and volunteer extraordinaire, died in her home at Bayshore on Hilton Head on February
24th surrounded by love.
Joan, born in 1925 to Ann (Connolly) and Albert Kaiser in Bayshore, Queens, NY, graduated from Malverne High School where she met her high school sweetheart and husband of 67 years. Together they raised Jeffrey (deceased), Susan Schneider
(Kevin), Savannah, GA; Sally Sinclair-Hubbard (Ray), Birdsboro, PA; David Sinclair (Whitney),
Winnetka, IL; and Amy Stapleton (Russ), Jacksonville, FL. She also leaves behind a brother,
James Kaiser (Heidi), Hopkinton, MA.
Always an active volunteer in her community, Joan was a scout leader and sang in her church
Choirs. She volunteered for many years at Total Ministries and Meals on Wheels, Spartanburg,
SC. After retiring to Hilton Head, Joan was a Rotary Reader in the HH schools, volunteered on
various St. Francis by the Sea outreach projects, and contributed to the Trident Newsletter of
Port Royal. Joan was also involved in the maintenance of the Port Royal Arboretum. She was
an avid reader, exercise enthusiast, expert grammarian and crossword puzzle champion.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tidewater Hospice Foundation. Funeral
Services will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis by the Sea, 45 Beach
City Road, Hilton Head. A reception/hat party will follow at the Bayview Club at Bayshore on
Hilton Head, 421 Squire Pope Road.