R. Ronald Sinclair


R. Ronald Sinclair, Esq., 73, of Gambrills, died of Lou Gehrig's disease Feb.
26 at his home surrounded by his wife and family members.

Mr. Sinclair was born Oct. 31, 1936, in Washington, D.C.,
to the late Richard G. and Gladys Mae Sinclair.

He was a graduate of
Gonzaga High School, and earned a
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Juris Doctor degree
from Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

He was a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia,
P.G. and A.A. County Bar Associations. Ron held many
appointed positions including the attorney for the City of Bowie in 1965. Ron's
professional accomplishments include principal partner in the law firm of
Sinclair & Chapdelaine. In 1976 he founded Free State Title & Escrow, Inc., a
real estate settlement company. In 1995 he became a member of the American
Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and founded SinclairProsser Law, LLC.
In 2008 he became president of Swan Title. He continued his legal career up
until the last days of his life.  

Ron served as a volunteer in many non-profit organizations including work as a
counselor with local alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Louise Sinclair (nee O'Malley);
one son, R. Ronald Sinclair Jr. of Bowie; four daughters, Maureen A. (Renee)
Short of Severna Park, Jane E. Sinclair of Davidsonville, Colleen Sinclair
Prosser of Edgewater and Molly E. Simms of Bowie; two brothers, John H.
(Jack) Sinclair of Hanover, Pa., and Stephen D. Sinclair of Oak Hill, Va.; one
sister, Judith M. Sinclair (Sister Ann Therese CSC) of Silver Spring; and 16

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday
March 6 at Faith Community Church, 1306 Riedel Road and Chapel Court in
Gambrills. Interment is private at Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake,
445 Defense Hgwy. Annapolis, MD 21401 and the Odenton Heritage Society,
PO Box 282, Odenton, MD 21113.