Ralph James Sines, 73

Ralph James Sines, 73, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Jessup, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at his home.

Sines retired as a maintenance manager, after 40 years of service, for Safeway Stores in Landover, Md.

Sines was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Margaret Sines. He is survived by his loving wife, Gail; daughter, Kathy Karlsven of Crossville, Tenn.; sons, Timothy Sines of Boonsboro, Md., and Thomas Sines of Annapolis, Md.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gladys Howie of Frankford, Del.

A celebration of Sines’ life was scheduled for Dec. 4, 2010; interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions in Sines’ name to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, by visiting www.pancan.org.