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Tributes paid to a talented genealogist

Malvern Editorial 14th Nov, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE FAMILY of a driver killed in a crash near Ledbury have paid tribute to the talented genealogy researcher and keen gardener.

Edward Sinker, originally from Staten Island in New York, moved to England in 1970 and married wife Linda, who passed away two years ago, in 1974. The pair moved to Bosbury in 1983 and had two children, Madeleine and Paul.

The 68-year-old worked as an orchard manager at a farm, moving on to Ledbury Preserves and later European Aviation in Ledbury, working there until his retirement last year.

His son Paul said: “He was a talented genealogy researcher. In addition to building a comprehensive database about his own family, he was active in genealogical circles worldwide, helping people find detailed information about their ancestry. He also loved gardening and being outside.

“My father’s quiet and steady presence will be grievously missed.”

Mr Sinker is survived by his children, his eldest brother Frederic who lives in Chicago, a niece, a nephew and three great-nephews. Details of the service will be announced at a later date.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information about the collision, which happened on the A438 at 3.20pm on Friday, November 1, during which Mr Sinker’s VW Polo travelling from Tarrington towards Ledbury and a Scania lorry travelling in the opposite direction collided.

Anyone with any information should call Sgt Darren Godsall or PC Paul Turner on 101, quoting incident reference number 406s 011113.

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