Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

December 21, 2012

Colonel John P. Sinnott

VALDOSTA — Colonel (AUS RET) John P. Sinnott, 81, of Valdosta died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 17, 1931 to the late John Patrick Sinnott and E. Muriel Zinkand Sinnott. Col. Sinnott is a 1953 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and had a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the U. S. Air Force Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase School of Law. As a Chief Patent and Trademark Counsel for American Standard, he prosecuted and argued to a successful decision the land mark case In Re American Standard, TTAB, 1984, 223 USPQ 353 and 1984 TTAB Lexis 148. In 1999, Col. Sinnott moved to Valdosta, Georgia and became of Counsel to the Langdale Vallotton, LLP Firm. He was an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University’s Law School in Newark, New Jersey for 12 years and earlier had been an Adjunct Lecturer at New Jersey Institute of Technology, also in Newark for 10 years. Col. Sinnott’s hobbies include writing articles on military topics, many of which have been published, for example, in “Sea Power”, “Military History” and “Military Heritage”. He co-authored the book “To Paris! 1914 Then and Now.” His publications include books on World Patent Law and Practice, Product Fraud: Counterfeit Goods Suppression and A Practical Guide to Document Authentication. Col. Sinnott was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Sinnott of Valdosta; his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James A. Sinnott and Anita Sinnott of Valdosta; his daughter and son-in-law, Jessica M. Sinnott, Esq. and William Joseph Cotreau, Esq. of West Grove, Pa.; his grandchildren, Jeannette Holian of Atlanta, Ga, T.J. Sinnott of Valdosta, John Sinnott of Waynesburg, Pa., Nicole Marie Sinnott of Valdosta and Alexander John Sinnott of Valdosta.

Funeral mass will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Dan O’Connell officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, Ga. A wake service will be held this evening at 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with visitation to follow until 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Building Fund or to Hospice of South Georgia. — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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