~~Marilyn Sinclair, 80, a long time resident of Springfield, NJ, died from complications after an extended illness on February 22, 2018, at Overlook Hospital, Summit.
Marilyn leaves behind, the long time great love of her life, Frank Herd (88) of Edison, NJ.
She is survived by her three children, her daughter, Laurie Pidgursky and her husband Stan, from Iron Station, NC; her son, Donald (Donny) and his wife, AnnMarie from Springfield, NJ; and her eldest daughter, Heather Sinclair from Dayton, NJ. Marilyn is also survived by her four grandchildren, Samantha, Brian, Jolene and Justin. Also, her older sister, Edith Smith, and her niece and nephew Susan and Sean, from Washington State
Marilyn was born in the family home and farm, right here in Union, NJ, on November 3, 1937 to Fred and Anna Metzger. Marilyn and her family were known to many families in the Union County area for their farm and raising chickens.
She continued to love gardens and animals right up until her death. Marilyn tended to her African Violets and nurtured her pond filled with 75 very healthy goldfish daily.
Marilyn was a devoted mother and will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her
A funeral service will be scheduled for 11am on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at the First Springfield Presbyterian Church on corner of Church Mall and Morris Avenue. Reverend Vicky Ney will officiate.
Visiting hours at Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue in Springfield will be on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 9am until 10:30am.
Graceland Memorial Park, on Kenilworth Boulevard, will be her final resting place, with graveside services on February 28, 2018.
In lieu of floral arrangements, condolences and tax-exempt donations may be offered for the creation of a living memorial, “The Marilyn Sinclair Memorial Garden”, at Old King Farm, in Benson, Vermont. Donations may be made online at:
or by check made payable to Odiyana Khandro Ling, a 501(c) (3) organization that serves as an interfaith ministry at Old King Farm.