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“Mr. Bill. I am so sorry for your loss. Beautiful lady she was. I used to work for you long ago. Hope you are doing well. Sonya Sanchez. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Sonya Sanchez - San Antonio, TX

“We will all miss Fay, please accept our sincere condolances. Barbara and Ricks Wilson ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara & Ricks Wilson - TX

“It was an honor and a pleasure to meet a great woman with such passion and dedication. My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Gabriella M. Pena-Smith - Mission, TX

“We were honored to know Fay and Bill Sinkin and consider both our friends. Mom (Mrs Jane Ward) felt particularly close to Fay as both grew up in New...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Drs Jane Ward and Steve Waller and Mrs Jane Ward - TX

“Bill & Lanny, Our prayers for you on the loss of your wonderful Fay. We were out of town and unable to be with you. We know that she was an...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Al & Betty Cervera - San Antonio, TX

“Mr. Sinkin: I send you my deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. Sinkin. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Debbie Landez Assistant to...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie Landez - San Antonio, TX

“I'm so sorry to hear of Fay's passing. She was a gift and beloved. I was very blessed to know the Sinkins when I was a child and they made a huge...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Suzanne Meche - New Braunfels, TX

“Dear Sinkin Family, We are all better for having her and her influence in our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jean Castleberry Adsit - NY

“Mr. Sinkin: Our hearts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Edwina and Dan Glick - Sun City, AZ

“Rest in Peace Beautiful Lady ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Betty J. Stein - San Antonio, TX

“Fay will be missed, but she will always be remembered. She deserves her rest in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family and her many...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Bob and Jo Anne Comeaux - TX

“Our sincerest condolences to the Sinkin family. Your friends at the UTSA Archives ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: UTSA Archives - San Antonio, TX

“Dear Bill, I'll always remember the very good times we had together. Wish we could be with you and the family. Love Barbara ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara and Herb Keyser - TX

“Dear Mr. Sinkin, I am so sorry to here about Mrs. Sinkin's passing. I have such fond memories as a child with the both of you visiting my parents...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Anna Gonzalez Ihle - San Antonio, TX

“Bill, While Fay's death is a time of grief, we must rejoice in her life of service to San Antonio. You have been a friend and respected advisary...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Paul & Phyllis - San Antonio, TX


Fay Sinkin was born on March 24, 1918 in New York. She died on March 4, 2009 in San Antonio. Fay had a long life of community involvement, serving as President of the League of Women Voters, organizing the Visiting Nurse Association, and leading the effort to protect the Edwards Aquifer. She was the first woman to serve on a grand jury and the first woman to serve on the San Antonio Board of Health. She was also elected to the Edwards Underground Water District.

She is survived by her husband, William R. Sinkin, of San Antonio; two sons, Richard Sinkin of San Diego, Calif., and Lanny Sinkin of Hilo, Hawaii; three granddaughters, Patti Leigh, Katherine Hancock, and Amelia Sinkin; and three great-grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Hancock and Jennifer Leigh.

Rabbi Dr. Samuel M. Stahl and Rabbi Barry H.D. Block officiating. Bill Sinkin and Family will also be holding a reception at Temple Bethel in Fay's honor after the service at 2:45 pm.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in Fay's honor at: The San Antonio Area Foundation – "The Fay and William Sinkin Environmental Fund" 110 Broadway St # 230, San Antonio, TX 78205, you may donate online at www.saafdn.org, or if you prefer to write a check, please make your check payable to "The San Antonio Area Foundation" and write the name "The Fay and William Sinkin Environmental Fund" on the memo line.

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