Robert (Bob) L. Sindelar (75), Marysville, WA, was called home to our Father on April 24, 2009 after a protracted bout with prostate cancer.
Born in 1933 in Parma, Ohio, Bob graduated from high school in Bradenton FL. Enlisting in the Navy after high school, he was selected for the NROTC program, and attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he graduated with a degree in psychology, and a commission as 2nd Lt. In the Marine Corps.
He was posted to the Philippines and later Okinawa, as a platoon leader with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines; he served his last duty in Parris Island, SC.
After the Marine Corps, Bob moved to New York City where he worked for major advertising agencies: Benton & Bowles, William Esty & Co., and Jack Tinker & Partners, and met his soul mate, Sheila Joan O’Brien. Bob and Sheila were married in 1965 and, in 1968, moved to Miami, FL, and Bob joined Hume-Smith-Mickelberry Advertising. While rising to presidency of Hume-Sindelar & Associates, Bob earned an MBA at the University of Miami.
Retiring in 1994, Bob and his wife moved to Mt. Dora, FL where they ran an antiques business, before moving to Marysville, WA in 2004
Bob was active in the American Marketing Association, American Art Pottery Association; in churches in Miami and Marysville; as a docent for The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Fl; and in the Pilchuck Audubon Society.
He is survived by his beloved wife Sheila and his two sons John and Robert, their wives Kristi and Patricia and grandchildren Benjamin and Sophia.
A memorial service was be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marysville, on May 4, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel – Lake County edition