- Local Guide
James Robert (Bob) Sink, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11, 2011.
He was the second son of Walter E. and Ethel Mae (Montgomery) Sink.
He was born April 11, 1923, in DuBois, and was raised in DuBois and Punxsutawney.
Mr. Sink lived most of his adult life in Virginia and Florida.
He never lost his love of music, golf and the Elks organization. He was twice the Past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge No. 2672 in Ruskin, Fla.
A World War II veteran, Mr. Sink and served as a communications specialist in the Army Signal Corps, where he traveled with war correspondent Ernie Pyle in the European Theater.
He was employed by and retired from the Defense Communications Agency in Reston, Va.
Mr. Sink was married twice, first to Mary Geraldine Carlson, of Punxsutawney, who preceded him in death.
They had two daughters, Jean Ann, who died in infancy, and Marcia Louise Sink House of Reston, who survives.
He was also preceded in death by his second wife, Sara Kennedy, a brother, Edward G. Sink; and a nephew, Douglas K. Baughman.
In addition to his daughter, surviving relatives include a sister, Eleanor A. Baughman of Locust Grove, Va.; and nine nieces and nephews.
Mr. Sink will be laid to rest with loved ones at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney.