David R. Sinzinger

March 02, 1953 ‒ July 31, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

David R. Sinzinger, age 65, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 2, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Russell and Carol (Swingle) Sinzinger.

David was an active member of NewLife Community Church in Fredericktown, Ohio where he served as an elder and small group leader.  David was handyman and enjoyed woodworking and taking care of his flower and vegetable gardens.  He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and served as a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus.

David is survived by his wife of 34 years Mary Lou (Swager) Sinzinger; his children, Kelsey Sinzinger of Athens, Tennessee, Bo Sinzinger of Mount Vernon and Caleb Sinzinger of Greensburg, Indiana; his siblings, Bill (Janetta) Sinzinger of Columbus, Joan (Tony) Beckett of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania and Dan (Ronnetta) Sinzinger of Florence, Kentucky.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 beginning at 1 p.m. at NewLife Community Church, 9955 Mount Gilead Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019. Pastor Dennis Turner will be officiating.  All are invited to gather with the family following the service at the church.  A private burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to TouchPointe Life Center, 120 S. Norton Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of David R. Sinzinger.


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  • Mrs Sinzinger I do not know you personally but I feel confident that you are a strong woman of faith. I see your love for and faith in the Lord through your sweet daughter Kelsey. You and your husband raised a remarkably strong, independent, God fearing young woman and I know you both are extremely proud. Your family’s strength no doubt has always and will continue to come from the Lord who made heaven and earth. I pray that you will lean into Him like never before and let Him carry you when you don’t have the courage or know how to take your next breath. Please know that you are loved and that people in Tennessee are lifting you up to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

  • Kelsey & Family, I am so sorry to hear the news about the passing of Mr. Sinzinger. I had the honor of meeting him when Mr. & Mrs. Sinzinger came to visit Kelsey in Athens, TN. We walked all through the town on a cold morning & it was special to me to get to meet Kelsey’s parents. I could tell how proud they are of Kelsey & her siblings & it was evident of her parents love for each other. I will be praying for peace, comfort, & strength for all of you.
    Melanie Gunter

  • Dear MaryLou, Kelsey, Bo, and Caleb,
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you. Dave will be remembered for the life he lived for our Lord Jesus Christ. We celebrate his homegoing even as we acknowledge the grief of our separation.
    May God be your comfort and strength.
    Mark and Sally Sulc

  • Kelsey and Family,

    I am sending my love and deepest condolences in your time of loss. The strong faith and love of your family is evident through my friendship with Kelsey. She would tell me about a woodwork project Mr. Sinzinger would be working on, or about his Fitbit fiasco. 🙂 I always loved hearing these stories because I could see so much of Kelsey in her father. I pray that you cling to all the good memories of Mr. Sinzinger and allow God to clothe you in strength when you don’t feel like you have any more.
    Jessica Triboulet

  • Kelsey and family,
    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sinzinger twice in Athens-for the eclipse and Kelsey’s birthday. I have heard many stories about this man and would laugh along side Kelsey as she told them. Mr. And Mrs. Sinzinger’s light and life shine in and through Kelsey. I pray God wraps his arms around you all in these tough times and be the ultimate healer.

    Christina Sjoberg

  • Mary Lou,
    We were so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. We are holding you and your children in our prayers.

  • Mary Lou,

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers with you all during this time. Praise God that Dave is singing with the angels today!!

    Tracy and Lisa Hunter

  • Ms. (Kelsey) Sinzinger and Family,

    I had the opportunity to meet Ms. (Kelsey) Sinzinger when I was in sixth grade. Our friendship has grown over the past four years, and it will continue to grow. When I met her, I knew we would become close friends. She has helped me through all the good and bad times, and I couldn’t thank her enough. I have always wanted to meet each and every one of you. Because just through her, I know you all are amazing people. You all are in my prayers.

  • Dear Mary Lou, Kelsey, Bo, and Caleb,

    Our hearts have been heavy since we learned of Dave’s passing. We are rejoicing that he is with our Heavenly Father, but also know how you miss him. We are praying for all of you. His love for each of you was always so obvious. You are each a very special part of his legacy.

    In Him,
    Steve and Laura

  • Mary Lou and family, our heart goes out to you knowing that David is resting peacefully with the Lord. With long life, he served Him and we are a witness to the man he was, by knowing how he loved his wife and children.
    On a personal note, Mary Lou I give you the same grace, love and strength I have received from your ministry of care. May God’s care and comfort be with you and family during this time of loss. Blessings, our sister in Christ.

  • Dear Bo and family,
    We are saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. Be rest assured that we are keeping you all in our prayers.
    Love, Delaine and Keith Wooden

  • We are currently out of the country and will not be able to attend the memorial service. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    Dan & Barb

  • Mary Lou, I am in shock and at a loss for words, only tears are flowing freely. Dear one, I will promise to be praying for you and the children. Because God is Who He Is, I know you will find shelter in His arms – He will be your safe haven. With time there will be peace, hope, rest, but for now may you take each breath moment by moment – allowing loved ones to walk beside you, to uphold you, to love you through this deep aching valley of unknowns. We do love you sweet sister! Dan & Lora Thoen

  • Mary Lou & Family, our deepest sympathy on David’s passing. It is so sad your empty nester lifestyle together has been cut short. Some things seem to be beyond human understanding. We know God is always there. Love, Kathy & Jim Swager.

  • Mary Lou, kids & siblings I’m very sorry for your loss. Thank God we have our assurance of Dave’s eternal life to make it somewhat easier for us who remain and miss him. Dave was a huge part of my early years. I’d always been jealous of my neighborhood friends who had brothers. About 7th grade I met Dave at church and we clicked. God sent me my ‘closer than a brother’ friend in David. The church environment we had with a large youth group was great. Dave and I found a little trouble and a whole lot of fun along the way as we were always together through college. I’ll be forever happy for him as he found Lou then children and the true desire of his heart; a full and happy life with his family. My thoughts and love to you.

  • He was a great coworker, but I considered him a friend. I know he loved his family very much and he was always proud of them. I will miss him. Godspeed and Go Browns.

  • Sorry to here about David. My prayers are with you all. Anything I can do just let me know.

  • I enjoyed playing soccer with Dave and Mary Lou in the early 1980s when we were all still young. Sorry to here of his passing. I found him to be a very warm person. Best wishes to the family. He will be missed.

  • Mary Lou, Kelsey, Bo & Caleb-
    Our hearts and prayers are with you. When I first heard of Dave’s passing, I was at a loss for words – even to tell Ken. I then thought of how Dave was Jesus now. Then, I thought of how you both, along with the Israels, lead a Sunday school class for non-Believers or those very young in their faith – cannot remember the title; but, it is because of your faithfulness to God’s calling to facilitate that class that the seeds were not only planted, but watered, which allowed my 85 year old father to also now be with Jesus! I wonder how many lives Dave touched in that way over the years? He is seeing the fruit of his labors first-hand now. His smile and gentle ways will always be what we remember most about Dave.
    Our prayers are lifted throughout the day & night for you, as you walk through a different phase of life – one that you had not expected this soon nor in this way. Know that you are not alone and that, if we could, we would be there with you.
    How fitting that the photo at the top of this page is of sunflowers – they will always remind us of Dave and you!
    Our blessings & love, Ken & Jayne

  • Kelsey and Family,

    Your family’s love has been a gift in my life and my family’s for the past 6 years. I have been blessed to have the unending support, love, and friendship of Kelsey. I know it is only possible for her to see the world and people in it the way she does because of the people who taught her the way. I hope you are able to celebrate all of the love you have shared and trust that God will carry you through.

    Ali, TJ, and Tripp Rayfield

  • Dear Mary Lou and family,

    Our hearts are saddened to hear of your loss. Dave was a good husband and father. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time. May the Lord bring you His comfort, His strength and His peace.

    Blessings in Christ,
    Bob and Ruth Hamill

  • Mary Lou, our hearts go out to you and your family. May the Lord wrap you in His peace, comfort and strength. Our thoughts and prayers, Mike and Dotty

  • Mary Lou,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. The hearts of many from MVNU go out to your during this time. I hope you and your family can comfort each other during these days ahead.
    Heather Hoag

  • Mary Lou, I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a great person and I’m sure you have many many wonderful memories together. My family and I sympathize with you in losing someone seemingly too soon. The Lord truly does call the best of us from earth to be with him among the angels from time to time. That can be confusing. We found peace and eternal joy in remembering that God is always good, even though life can be difficult at times. Also, that despite our sadness, we had some many wonderful memories of my mom that we will cherish forever. We’re praying the same for you and your family.

    Keith Copeland

  • Mary Lou and family, my heart is sad to hear of Dave’s passing so early. I have many memories of Dave and you on the soccer fields back in our younger days and also working w/ Dave at Nationwide Insurance. We’re praying for your family during this time of sorrow but rejoice in his memories.

    Brian Quelette

  • My deepest condolences to the entire Sinzinger family, I didn’t know David, however, I know he must have been an amazing man. His son Caleb is an incredible person and truly one of the best men I know. My prayers are with all of you. God Bless you all and may you find peace through the presence of the Lord.

    Matthew 5:4

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many great memories of spending time with your family when I was younger and you are all in my prayers.

  • We met David while volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus Ohio. David, or Dave as he liked us to address him, was a very nice and caring person to us, residents of the house and all volunteers. He was missed when he retired and the world was a better place for him. Memories of him from the house and associated functions will always be fond. You have our deepest sympathy.

  • Mary Lou, I am saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. It seemed like yesterday that I was working with Dave on Tandem. Playing soccer, on the Wolves, with both of you. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Dear Mary Lou, Kelsey, Bo and Caleb, we were shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news of Dave’s sudden home going. Mary Lou, I always admired the way you two guarded and enjoyed your time together. It was neat to see how you two were each other’s safe place and how you drew strength from each other. Our family is blessed to have known you and your family. We thank God for the role model your family was and still is. Dave was such a loving husband, father and friend. A gentle and kind spirit. I know your are comforted to know that he is in heaven now seeing Jesus face to face. May God wrap His arms around each of you and give you his strength, comfort and hope for the future. You are all very loved. Mary Lou, I will count it an honor and privilege to listen anytime you want to be with a friend. Sending prayers and lots of love.

  • One of my favorite memories of Dave was when he was corralling a bunch of high school girls to coach indoor soccer in Coshocton. He was exactly the person you wanted working with your kids.

    My heart aches for you all— especially Mary Lou, Kelsey, Bo, and Caleb. Grateful for good men like Dave Sinzinger.

    Much love,
    Lori G

  • One of my favorite memories of Dave was when he was corralling a bunch of high school girls to coach indoor soccer in Coshocton. He was exactly the person you wanted working with your kids.

    My heart aches for you all— especially Mary Lou, Kelsey, Bo, and Caleb. Grateful for good men like Dave Sinzinger.

    Much love,
    Lori G

  • Mary Lou, Kelsey, Bo, Caleb,
    I am so deeply saddened to learn of Dave’s sudden and early passing! I remember Dave as a kind, sweet, dedicated and loving father and husband. You are all in my thoughts. Condolences to the entire Sinzinger Family.
    Tina Romeo (formally Tina Swager)

  • Mary Lou, Kelsey, Bo and Caleb
    Sending you love and hugs from Michigan. Seems we just left Fredericktown not too long ago…and just had been over to your house for some sort of small group. Time goes by way too quickly… praying for your family…that our Father carries you through as you are hurting and missing Dave. So sorry.
    Love, Jeff and Dawn Kolbe

  • Dave and I worked together at Ronald McDonald house. He taught me everything I needed to know to be a good employee. He was kind, patient and very understanding. It is very sad to hear the news of him passing away so young. Praying for the family!

    – Jan

  • Dear Mary Lou and family,
    Very sorry to hear of the passing of David your husband and father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. In Christ, Glenn Morris, GHHS class of 19__.

  • Mary Lou and family,
    I am saddened to hear through Tom Rank about Dave’s passing. He was one of the cool guys of the “Ohio Gang” at Bob Jones. I think we called him Singsing and remember seeing him on his Honda motorcycle and then later in his GTO convertible. I’d glad to hear that he lived a godly and generous life, along with having good hobbies. Let God give you the comfort you need. Hold onto all of your fond memories of your life with Dave. I’ll be praying for you and your children and share with my Bible study group.

    Greg Levan