Richard R. Singer Sr., 93, Navy. vet, accountant, active at St. Paul Lutheran, Philly sports fan

By on August 15, 2018

Richard R. “Pop-Pop” Singer Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lititz to the late Alma (Reich) and John K. Singer.

Richard served as an Aviation Radioman Second Class and Aerial Gunman 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was a graduate from Lititz High School and Franklin & Marshall, where he received his bachelor’s in accounting.

He enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan. Richard was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Lititz, a member of the finance committee, and former church council member. He was also a member of the National Association of Accountants and the Odd Fellows Club in Lititz. Mostly, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his gentle teasing nature but mostly his loving and caring spirit.

Richard is survived by his three children: Richard R. Singer Jr. of Sun City West, Ariz.; Patricia Schorn of Lancaster; and Kathy Wiest of Akron; three grandchildren: William Michael Shue, Ryan Matthew Shue, and Brittany Elisabeth Vaitl-Merklinger (Gregory); seven great-grandchildren: Hayden, Aliyah, Alexa, Alarick, Dylan, Mya, and Trey; and a brother: Robert Singer, of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by his siblings: Helen Lauderman, Ray Singer, Carl Singer and Anabel Herr.

Services were held at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz, on Aug. 15. Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

To send online condolences, visit Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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