Carolyn “Cary” Sinclair, 84, of Walnutport, passed away on July 17, 2019, in Allentown. She was born in DeKalb County, Indiana to the late Virgil H. Kimes, Sr. and Dorothy M. (Kelley) Kimes, and was the wife of the late Howard Sinclair.
She is survived by her eight children, Thomas Cormier, Jr., of Easton, PA, Regina Gabriel, of Coplay, PA, Michael (Cindy) Cormier, of Lehighton, PA, Steven (Raeanne) Cormier, of Walnutport, PA, Kevin Cormier, of Newnan, GA, Anne (John Gallagher) Cormier, of Douglassville, PA, Colette (Stephen) Bailey, of Walnutport, PA, and Yvonne (Juliana Freeman) Cormier, of Bosbury, Herefordshire, England, two step-children, Brian (Jennifer) Sinclair, of Millbrae, CA, and Elizabeth Sinclair of Silver Lake, OH , her thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and her brother, Virgil H. Kimes, Jr., of Auburn, IN. She was preceded in death by sisters Lois Shull and Dianne Kimes, and grandson, Anthony Bailey.
Cary was of the Christian faith. During the 70s, Cary was co-proprietor of the New Rialto Restaurant in Lansford, PA, where she was queen of the “Everything omelet.” She later worked for Silver’s Furniture, the Panther Valley School District, radio station WLSH, all in Lansford, and then for the Kovatch Corporation, Nesquehoning, until her retirement. Throughout her life, Cary devoted her time and energy to many community organizations and charitable causes, including the Citizens Advisory Council (founding member), the Panther Valley Chamber of Commerce (past president), and the Miss Panther Valley and Miss Pocono pageants, to name a few. But her greatest work and source of fulfillment came through her four decades of service as a faithful and devoted volunteer for the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society. An avid Penn State fan, she also enjoyed sports, traveling, playing games, socializing and had an unwavering deep love for her country and its founding ideals. Most of all, Cary loved people, and forged lasting relationships with so many whom she met along life’s journey.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 21st, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 West Center Street, Nesquehoning PA and Monday, July 22nd from 10 – 11 a.m. at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville PA, followed by a memorial service to celebrate Cary’s life at 11:00 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to CancerTelethon.org 33 West Ridge St, Lansford PA 18232, are welcomed. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nalesnikfh.com. Services and arrangements are being provided by the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 West Center St., Nesquehoning PA 18240.
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