William Christopher Singleton, 60, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Feb. 20, 2013 after a brief illness.
He was born in Summit, N.J. on Aug. 30, 1952, the third of four children of William Francis Singleton and Mary Dos Passos Singleton. He was the beloved husband of Anne Hillenbrand Singleton and devoted father of Glynn Maria Singleton.
He is survived by his mother; his sister, Pamela; and his two brothers, Peter and Jamie.
William graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974 and from The Delbarton School in 1970. He began his career with Community Counseling Services and later worked for the Archdiocese of New York in philanthropic services. From there, he joined Merrill Lynch working for their Trust Company.
He was involved in a number of philanthropic organizations, including: Jersey Battered Women’s Services of Morris County, Partners for Women and Justice, and the St. Christopher’s Inn. He was also a member of various clubs, including: The Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande, Fla.; Walloon Lake Country Club of Walloon Lake, Mich.; Morris County Golf Club of Morristown, N.J.; and the Salmagundi Club, New York City.
Liturgy of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Church of Christ the King, Blue Mill Road in New Vernon, N.J. William was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge.
Online condolences can be made at gcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to either Jersey Battered Women’s Services of Morris County, P.O. Box 1437, Morristown, N.J. 07962; or Partners for Women and Justice, 60 South Fullerton Ave. #106, Montclair, N.J. 07042.
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