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Edwin Adam Sinner

Edwin Adam Sinner

Edwin Adam Sinner passed away peacefully June 28, 2009, at home with his beloved wife of almost 59 years, Roberta (Bobbe) by his side.

Ed was born in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 9, 1922, to John Henry Sinner and Pauline Margaret Repp. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1940. He was a WWII and Korean War veteran, having served as a 1St Lt. in the United States Marine Corps as a communication officer. Ed graduated from the University of Portland in 1949 with a B.S. in Business.

Ed and Roberta Lu Jones were married in Portland, Ore., on July 13, 1950. They moved to Medford in 1959 with their four children, Karen, Ed, Dwight and Scott. He started his own business, E.A.Sinner Packaging Company, in 1960 which he ran until 1987.

Ed and Roberta enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada with their family and then also after retirement. Bobbe called him 'Super-Camper' because wherever they traveled, Ed immediately made friends with the people around him. Ed was very gregarious and friendly and told wonderful stories.

Ed's passion was his family, often saying that his family was his legacy. His grandchildren especially loved to listen to him talk of his life experiences. He was always available to dispense good advice and suggestions.

Ed was known for his woodworking skills. He loved to work in his workshop making things for his family and the church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as camping.

Ed served the community in many ways. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Elks and the American Legion as well as a Paul Harris Fellow in the Medford Rotary Club. As a 50 year member of First Presbyterian Church of Medford, he served many terms as an elder and deacon. Ed was a master carpenter for Habitat for Humanity where he helped build 12 houses. He served as president of Crater Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of American and was very proud that his three sons and four of his grandsons became Eagle Scouts.

In addition to his wife, Bobbe, Ed is survived by his four children, Karen (Jim Riggs), Ed (Patty), Dwight (Jan) and Scott (Colleen); 11 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and two older brothers, Raymond, of Vancouver, Wash. and Robert, of Arcadia, Calif. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; John and Edward; his sister, Lillian; and his infant son, George.

A private internment will be held at Eagle Point National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held July 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on 8th and Holly in Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church, Habitat for Humanity, or the Boy Scouts.

"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm23:6

Edwin Adam Sinner