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“My husband and I will miss Ken very much. I have done his nails for awhile and we became friends. I am so sorry that I didn't know of his passing. ...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Molitor - Manchester, CT

“I shall miss you my friend, colleague, and partner---trainer of trainers, Here's Looking At You ,2000 and the many dances we choreographed at P.V.....Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Elaine Holcombe - Oquossoc, ME

“we've known Ken for over 50 years. I first met him when we were both teachers at Pleasant Valley School in So. Windsor , Conn. We struck up a...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Gigerenzer

“If you ever visited Ken at his home you’d know that he had an affinity towards wolves. Wolves figure prominently in the mythology of nearly...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Marc Bassos

“Bob and I both went to college with Ken and then I taught with him for many years. Ken was a very serious and devoted teacher... a true gentleman...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Kuehnel

“Peace be with you, Ken. You will be missed! It is such a tribute to read the messages from your former students. Just know that Mr Sinkwitz was an...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Caron

“Whenever I’m asked about my favorite year in school, without hesitation I always say 5th grade at Pleasant Valley Elementary School. Mr. Sinkwitz...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Laura Woollett

“Good-bye my dear friend. I will miss you greatly. Love, John ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: John Piscitello

“Worked on a team with Ken for NAEP where his concern for students was greatly evident. A colorful personality who went after what he enjoyed in life....Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Walt Ciplinski

“I only recall a few of my teachers from years ago, but Mr. Sinkwitz was one of them. He got me so interested in Egyptian history in 6th grade at...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Max Cohen

“With deepest sympathy during this time of difficulty. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carmon Community Funeral Homes - CT


Kenneth Burton Sinkwitz, born September 4, 1938, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Born and raised in Hartford, he was an honors graduate of Hartford Public High School, and graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Social and Political Science. Ken taught for 35 years in South Windsor, retiring in 1998. Parents knew that their student was well prepared for Middle School because of Mr. Sinkwitz. He enjoyed his continued connection to several students throughout the years. He is predeceased by his father, William C. Sinkwitz, Sr., his mother Mary Braun Sinkwitz, his two brothers William J. Sinkwitz, Jr. and Herman Sinkwitz, and two beloved cousins, Shirley Edmond and Betty Kennedy. He has resided in Windsor since 1990. Ken was an active member of Saint Joseph Church in the Poquonock section of Windsor, having served after his retirement as a lector, member of the Scholarship Committee, Confirmation teacher, and a member of the Parish Council. He also volunteered for the Archdiocese of Hartford as a trained facilitator for the adult workshops on the Safe Environment Program for children, called "Protecting God's Children". In 2014 Ken was honored with the prestigious Hartford Archidocese St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation for his dedicated service to his parish. In addition to his activities with his church Ken worked part time as a historic interpreter at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Upon retirement Ken began to learn how to play the piano, continuing lessons to the end of his life. An avid skier, Ken skied in many places around the world. He enjoyed traveling, visiting Key West, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe. After retirement he continued his love of travel with incredible trips to Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific WWII islands, Bora Bora, Tahitti, and traveling two weeks by freighter to the remote Marquesa Islands. Ken leaves behind two cousins, David Edmond and Susan Edmond Lombardo, and many dear friends. He also leaves a special friend, John Piscitello, whose friendship spanned 60 years, and his beloved cat, Princess. His family will receive friends on Sunday, August 13 from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor. Family and friends may gather at 9 AM on Monday, August 14 at the funeral home to follow in procession to a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Poquonock Ave Windsor, followed by burial in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill.