James Winfield Sindall, a mechanical engineering technician for David Taylor Research Center, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Kris-Leigh Assisted Living Home. The longtime Annapolis resident was 80.
Born in Annapolis, Mr. Sindall graduated from Annapolis High School in 1942, then served in the Navy for the next four years. In 1946, he began working as a mechanical engineer for David Taylor Research Center, a Navy research and design laboratory in Annapolis.
In 1954, Mr. Sindall married Anne Beese of Baltimore, who died in 1993.
After retiring in 1980, he frequently boated on the Chesapeake Bay and strolled through downtown Annapolis.
"He lived on the water all his life and always had a powerboat for recreational cruising," said his daughter, Michele Sindall McDonald of Crownsville. "The marketplace in Annapolis was one of his favorite breakfast spots."
Mr. Sindall was a life member of the Annapolis Yacht Club. He was also a life member of Elks Lodge 622 and the U.S. Power Squadron.
A Mass of a Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Neumann on 620 Bestgate Rd. in Annapolis.
In addition to his daughter, two grandsons survive him.