Milton A. Sinclair, a D-Day veteran and co-owner of Sinclair Collision and Sinclair Travel Trailer Sales, died Tuesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 80.
Born in Buffalo, Mr. Sinclair was a longtime resident of Williamsville. He attended local schools and served in the Army during World War II. He participated in the D-Day invasion in 1944. He was on his way to fight in Japan only days before the atomic bombs were dropped the following year.
With his two brothers, Mr. Sinclair owned and operated Sinclair Collision Service on Kensington Avenue and Sinclair Travel Trailer Sales on Niagara Falls Boulevard for many years. He retired in 1984.
A parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Church, Mr. Sinclair was a lifetime member of Leonard Post Jr. Post 6251, Veterans of Foreign War, and was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus. A sports fan, he enjoyed traveling the world and playing card games with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, the former Viola Ginal; a daughter, Linda Kozak of Houston; three sons, Thomas of the Town of Tonawanda, Dennis of Alexandria, Va., and Robert of Getzville; a brother, Carl of Williamsville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be private.