James B. Sinclair, 47, fiber-optic company official...

April 20, 2001

James B. Sinclair, 47, fiber-optic company official

James B. Sinclair, a fiber-optic company official, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at Howard County General Hospital. He was 47 and lived in Columbia.

He was chief financial officer of Codeon Corp., based in Columbia. Earlier, he was CFO at Environmental Elements Corp. and RWD Technologies. He also had been a vice president of Power International Inc. in Columbia.

Born in Royal Oak, Mich., he earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and economics at University of Michigan and a master's degree in business administration at Loyola College.

Mr. Sinclair was a member of the Financial Executives Institute and was on the board of Howard Community College's Educational Foundation. He participated in the mentoring program at Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Maryland, College Park.

He was an assistant coach of the Columbia Red Storm Metro baseball team.

In 1978, he married Joanne Heindl, who survives him.

A life celebration will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Atrium at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia.

He also is survived by a son, Andrew Bradford Sinclair, and a daughter, Kristin Taylor Sinclair, both of Columbia; his parents, Robert MacKenzie Sinclair and Jane Lawton Sinclair, both of West Bloomfield, Mich.; and two brothers, Jeffrey Cameron Sinclair of Cleveland and John Alexander Sinclair of Farmington Hills, Mich.

Albert J. Jones, 81, Social Security analyst

Albert J. Jones, a retired Social Security Administration analyst and dining car waiter, died April 13 of a heart attack at his West Baltimore home. He was 81.

Mr. Jones joined Social Security as a program analyst in 1955 and retired from the agency's Woodlawn headquarters in 1985. Earlier, he was a head waiter on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from the late 1930s until 1955.

The West Baltimore native was a 1938 graduate of Douglass High School. He served with an Army chemical corps unit in Germany during World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

He was a communicant of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church in Walbrook.

A 32nd-degree Mason, he was a member of Hiram Consistory No. 2 and Blue Lodge Zion No. 4, and held many Masonic offices. He was a board member of the Arena Players and was active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

In 1942, he married Dorothy Webster, who died in 1982. He then wed Verna Day; she survives him

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Prince Hall Masons Masonic Temple, 1307 Eutaw Place.

He also is survived by a son, Courtland G. Jones of Woodland Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Marguerite Hunt-Evans of Venice, Fla.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepsons, John Day and Dennis Day; and two stepdaughters, Stephanie Carter and Lina Day, all of Baltimore.

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