Alan Sinton, 88, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, died July 29 at the Pocopson Home in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Sinton was instrumental in developing a unique air conditioning system for the mushroom industry, the ‘WeatherKing’ Mushroom Climate Control Unit. He was also an early adopter in the application of geothermal heating and cooling systems and was also involved in designing and supplying large heating and air conditioning systems throughout New York City.

Sinton directed the air conditioning division of a prominent heating and air conditioning company in Delaware. He founded Alan Sinton Mechanical & Electrical Contractors in 1971 in Mendenhall, Pennsylvania, and then incorporated in 1978 as Alan Sinton Ltd. The business is now owned and operated by his son, Bill Sinton, as Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

Sinton was the husband of Mary Elizabeth (Willis) Sinton, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Alan Fred Sinton, Robert Sinton (Anita), and Bill Sinton (Karen); five daughters, Hester O’Gara (Jim), Diana Zahner (Jim), June Scheffler, Carol Sinton-Shimpeno (Michael), and Christina Sinton Gorman (Martin); one sister, Gladys Richmond; 26 grandchildren; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Publication date: 9/26/2016