Joan E. Sinclair

Age 77 The security analyst was one of the first women in that job on Wall St.

July 26, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Joan E. Sinclair, a retired security analyst and vice president of Adams Express Co., died Monday of coronary artery disease at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The Lutherville resident was 77.

Joan Eichenberger was born and raised in East Orange, N.J.

After graduating from Marylawn of the Oranges, a private school in South Orange, N.J., she earned a bachelor's degree from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She also earned a master's in business administration from the New York University Graduate School of Business.

When Mrs. Sinclair began her investment career in 1954 as a security analyst at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith in New York City, few women were working in that capacity on Wall Street, family members said.

She later worked with Clark Dodge & Co. and First Harlem Securities Corp. before going to work for Adams Express Co. in 1974.

Mrs. Sinclair moved to Baltimore in 1976 when Adams Express Co. relocated to the city. She retired in 1996.

"She was a highly respected analyst and research person in the investment business," said Howard R. Simpson, a Baltimore bond salesman with Ferris Baker Watts.

Mrs. Sinclair enjoyed playing tennis and golf and was a member of the Towson Golf and Country Club.

She was an accomplished needlepointer and bridge player.

Plans for services were incomplete yesterday.

Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Hugh Sinclair, an inventor; a stepson, David Sinclair of New York City; a brother, Eugene Eichenberg of New York City; two nephews, Robert Mulrenan of Brielle, N.J., and Gene Mulrenan of Glen Ridge, N.J.; a niece, Ann Cappiello of Spring Lake, N.J.; and two step-grandchildren.

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