North Wales, PA — L. Paul Sinotte, 86, a resident of North Wales for over 50 years, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Dr. Sinotte is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elaine (Villeneuve) Sinotte.
Born on June 12, 1927, in Haverhill, Mass., he was a son of the late Ambroise and Rose (LaJeunesse) Sinotte. Dr. Sinotte was a 1944 graduate of Haverhill High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. While in college, he interrupted his studies to serve as a Pharmacist Mate with the U.S. Naval Medical Corps for 18 months. He was awarded a Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship, and received his Master of Science degree and completed his doctorate work in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Purdue University in 1954.
Dr. Sinotte worked for 34 years for Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), retiring in 1988 as senior director, pharmaceutical quality control. He was a past chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PMA). He was a member of Saint Rose of Lima in North Wales.
Dr. Sinotte and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad, but their favorite spot was spending time at their vacation home in Hampton Beach, N.H., with their children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five childre;: Raymond Sinotte of Upper Gwynedd, Michael Sinotte and his wife, Christine, and their children Jennifer, Jessica and James, of Skippack, Peter Sinotte and his wife, Beth Ann, and their daughter, Veronica, of North Wales, Lorna Fitzgerald and her husband, Leo, and their daughter, Sydney, of Warrington, and Claire Uebele and her husband, Matthew, and their son, Nolan, of Havertown; and a sister, Ursula Couture and her husband, Maurice, of Salem, N.H. He was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Sinotte.
Dr. Sinotte was a lot of things to many people. He was a husband, a father and a manager, but most of all, he was a friend. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and continuous smile. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to North Wales Library, 233 S. Swartley St., North Wales, PA 19454. Condolences may be made at www.RI.WilliamsFuneralHome.com.