September 26, 1996 ~ May 17, 2020

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

On Sunday, May 17, 2020 we lost our dear Connor in a fatal car accident.  His life was quickly taken away from those who knew and loved him.  Connor Evan Sinks was born in Denver, CO on September 26, 1996 to Anne Frances (Edel) Sinks and Curtis Edmund Sinks.  He was blessed with a large extended family.  He spent many hours in the presence of his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and felt especially close to his grandparents. Thanks to their collective influence, he became a very multifaceted individual with a passion for life and all things sports.  Connor played and excelled in both football and baseball the four years he attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, CO.  He was fiercely loyal and devoted to his family, friends, and teammates. Connor was an active and dedicated member of Regis’s Project Unify and Special Olympics team. Connor was generous with his time.  He was always willing to listen and help a friend in need.

When Connor looked at you, he spoke through his eyes and you couldn’t help notice those perfectly placed freckles.  His kind soul radiated to everyone he met, and ultimately he became the example of what all men aspire to be. He was not perfect; no one is, but he was a person that anyone would be proud to know. Connor’s heart, spirit, and soul were such a beautiful thing. He loved and adored his Lord God.  Connor would want people who loved him to put their faith in God during this difficult time while we mourn the loss of his earthly presence.  We pray he will have eternal life with God in Heaven.   

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Anne, his grandfather Mike Sinks, and his numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Connor was recently preceded  in death by his father on September 10, 2019.

A private visitation will be held at Horan & McConaty, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, CO 80014, on Monday, May 25th. Due to COVID-19 concerns and a limit to the number of those able to attend at one time, this viewing will be by invitation only.

The Holy Rosary will be recited at 6:15pm, For those who want to participate in the rosary virtually, please join us by clicking on the following Zoom link 5-10 minutes before the Rosary is scheduled to begin:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6853 S. Prince Street, in Littleton on Tuesday, May 26, at 10:00 am. Due to COVID-19, and a limit to the number of those permitted to attend, the Mass is by invitation only. Please feel free to participate in the Mass virtually by clicking on the following link:

Memorials funds will be donated to a charity in Connor’s name.  Please direct any memorial contributions to Anne Sinks.

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  1. Anne,
    I’m so very sorry for your devastating loss. Holding you close in my heart during the difficult time.
    Sending love and prayers..

  2. Anne, Todd and I are praying deeply for you. We send our love and we are so sorry for your loss.

  3. Anne and all who knew and loved Connor,
    You have written a beautiful tribute to Connor and though I did not know him, I felt his spirit as I read the words you chose to show us all the bright light that was here on earth for far too short a time. I have no doubt his spirit will continue to shine through in the lives of so many friends and family left to finish our work here.
    “All that we love deeply is a part of us – Forever”
    Peace and Love to all
    Valarie and Godfrey

  4. Dear Anne,
    Words cannot begin to express our sympathy & sorrow. Connor was a wonderful young man & will continue to live in our hearts eternally.
    We’re here for you.
    Dave, Beth & Nate Kujawski ♥️♥️♥️

  5. Anne,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sierra will miss him dearly and his lively country singing karaoke performances at the center.

    -David, Susan, Sierra, Savannah & Ashlyn Viereck

  6. Anne, there are just no words… just none…
    Your beautiful obituary shined a light into Connor’s soul for those of us who never met him. Thank you for honoring him so lovingly.
    Jeff & I will keep you and family very close in our prayers.
    Please be kind to yourself in all ways. We hope that you will give yourself time to process and eventually have peace.

  7. Absolutely heartbroken with this news. I’m so incredibly thankful that he was one of my best friends as a kid. I will always cherish and share those memories so that, in a way, he lives on. So much love to Anne, the rest of his family, and his friends 💕

  8. Anne-
    Praying that God will give you strength. Know that we love you and keep you in our hearts always.

  9. Connor will be missed by everyone that knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sending you my love.

  10. Our hearts are broken for you Anne. Sending so much love to you and all your family right now and always. Connor was surrounded by so much love from you, Curt and all the family and friends who love you all so much. Praying that love will guide you through this difficult time and provide comfort for you. We love you ~Jeanne, Drew, Ava and Grace

  11. Anne, we are so sorry for your loss. We were reminiscing about Connor with our son, Matt – remembering baseball games while at RJHS and the family tailgating at UNC football games on family weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Anne,
    While it has been many years since we have seen each other, Jeanne and Steve have updated us on your life in Colorado. We are so very sorry to learn of this tragic news. Connor looks so much like you, and many of the handsome Edel brothers. I am sorry we never had a chance to meet him. Thinking of you, lifting you and your family in prayer.
    Al and Joyce Horn

  13. My dear Anne,
    Words cannot convey just how sorry I am. While grief knows no depth or limits, I hope somehow you are able to find solace in those that surround you. I am so grateful that I got the chance to know Connor. His amazing smile made you feel like you were the only one in the room. He always had a “Hey Mama Erin, I love you” when he walked through my door and I’ll always cherish the young man you raised. Connor was truly an amazing human being that our family was blessed to know. While Connors journey was short, he touched so many with his energy and love of life and family.

    I will continue to send love and light to you and your family.

    Much love,
    Erin Salehiamin

  14. May God keep you and give strength to you and your family. May Connor’s memory be eternal. You are all in our prayers.

    Much love,

    Cynthia and Pete

  15. Anne, our hearts are breaking for you . Please know we are praying for peace in your life. Connor made this world a more beautiful, fun and kind place. He will be dearly missed. Love and prayers to you and your family and friends.
    Beth & Andy Inhelder

  16. The love, thoughts and prayers of Regis Jesuit High School are with you, Anne, and your family. Connor was a cherished member of our community.

  17. Dear Anne and family,
    Our hearts are breaking for your loss.
    I (Roxann) met Connor just once, earlier this month, in King Soopers. Instantly, in the middle of an aisle, with masks on, I felt like I was visiting with an old friend – warm conversation, upbeat spirit, a twinkle in his eyes…….What a special, special young man, your Connor.
    Be assured of our prayers for Connor, that he may see the face of God.
    Our prayers, too, we offer for you, Anne, and for all your family. In this time of shadow, God is beside us in love.

    -The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped… Ps 28:7

  18. Anne–

    What a shock to read about Connor’s death; my heart aches for you. May Connor rest in the love and peace of the Holy Trinity, and may Christ’s peace come upon you and console you.

    Deacon John Ferraro

  19. Dear Anne,
    I love you and I will be praying for you every day like you have always prayed for me. My heart goes out to you and I am always here when you’re ready for some company. May God hold you in His arms.

  20. Connor, you’ll never be truly gone, your love was too strong to die. I’ll always think of you, I’ll always love you.

  21. Anne,

    I had the pleasure of becoming Connor’s friend during my freshman year of college at CU. He had an infectious laugh and a love for life that made him so much fun to be around; whenever Connor came to our dorm I knew we would have a great time. He was also compassionate and introspective in a way that very few his age are. I remember long conversations about the transition to college and what the future would hold- he reassured me of my path with his confidence in his own, and this has really stuck with me.

    I will always remember Connor as the fun and kind man that he was, and I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that he made such a wonderful and positive impact on me and so many of my friends, and we will always be thankful that we got the chance to know him.

  22. Dear Anne, our hearts weep for the loss of your beloved son Conner. He was a great young man, with a full life ahead of him and how he was going to have a profound impact on this world. What will be missed most is unforgettable smile and sense of humor. Rejoice in knowing that Conner will be reunited with his father Curtis and our Lord Jesus Christ in his Kingdom of Heaven. We pray that the Lord Jesus will ease the unimaginable grief you must be going through at this time. You and the family are in our prayers. May the Lord’s love comfort you in your time of mourning and loss.

  23. Anne- My family and I are thinking of you often and asking the lord for strength and peace during this excruciating time.
    John 11:25-26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”

  24. Anne,

    We are deeply saddened by your loss and are to here to support you for anything you need. Conor had a goodness inside of him that you could sense when you spoke with him. He treated our young children very well and you could tell at his core he was a good person. We were happy to see that you were able to spend a number of quality days with him before his passing. We’re glad you found the smoke alarm going off in your trash last weekend (together). Cherish the simple moments forever and you will see him again in the next life. We are praying for you and your family.

  25. Anne
    No words of sympathy can express how deeply saddened we are at this devastating news of Connor’s death. We pray for the pain and heartache you are experiencing, Anne. Our love and condolences to the entire Sink family.

  26. Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of Connor. We are truly sorry for your loss and praying for you.

    Kim & Terrell Mayton

  27. Terribly sorry for another loss Anne , no one should have to endure what you have gone through this past year . Gods peace , and our prayers are with you.
    Dan & Rhonda

  28. Our love, prayers and condolences to you Anne and the Edel and Sinks families. What a beautiful tribute to Connor.

  29. Anne,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Connor was in my PE class at STM. He was such a great kid and was always helpful and caring to others. He will be missed a day I’m keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  30. Dear Anne and extended Family,

    We are praying for you and asking the Lord to help “Carry You” through this time. Connor was clearly very loved by many.

    God be with you and hold you in the palm of His hand today and each day forward. Your son is with the angels!

    The Piro Family, Alexandra (Alex), Dan, Pam and Kellen

  31. We are deeply saddened by the news of Connor’s passing. Our children attended RJ and knew of Connor. Our daughter Kendra is a 2014 grad, and our son Nathan (2018 grad) was also part of the football and baseball programs, and they both knew of Connor. Our family attends mass at OLOL, and on occasion, the kids would mention seeing Connor in mass. It always makes me happy when they see other (RJ) kids attending mass. Please know that we are all praying for Connor and for you, Anne.
    Warmly, Melanie and Bob Schraeder, Kendra ‘14, Nathan ‘18, and Lauren ‘22

  32. Anne,
    I am so, so sorry to hear about your son. My heart breaks for you and your entire family. I hope the love of family and friends (on display so beautifully in the video) sustains you during this sad and difficult time.
    Cathy Houlihan


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