Obituary – James H. Sinquefield\nJames Henry Sinquefield, age seventy-nine, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2022, at Bel Aire Senior Living in American Fork, Utah. Jim (affectionately known by his family as “Sonny Boy”), was born on July 17, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up on the south side of Chicago, where he had many wonderful memories of his close-knit family. From an early age Jim sang in church youth choirs organized to give young people hope. At the age of twelve Jim saw the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square for the first time, as the subject of a news real at the theater. He was captivated by the choir’s sound and appearance. He found every opportunity to see and hear them on the radio and TV and started buying their albums. In 1973 Jim read an article about two African-American women who had joined the choir and he hoped there might be an opportunity for him. Jim moved to Salt Lake City in 1974 and became the first African-American male to join the choir. Thus began 19 wonderful years singing with the choir for the church he loved. Jim worked in a number of positions, but primarily for the postal service department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – twelve years at the church office building in Salt Lake City and sixteen years at Brigham Young University, where he was universally beloved by all who knew him. He retired August 1, 2005. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Sinquefield, his father, James Sinquefield, his sister, Mary Smith, and two brothers, Ernest Sinquefield and Julian Sinquefield. Funeral services will be held at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N University Ave. Provo, Utah: Viewing at 10:00 am followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment will be held at the Provo City Cemetery.