William Christopher Singleton, 60, died peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, after a brief illness.
He was born in Summit, N.J., 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 also is survived by his mother; his sister, Pamela; his two brothers, Peter and Jamie; and father- and mother-in law John and Joan Hillenbrand.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974 and The Delbarton School in 1970.
William 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 its 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 St. Christopher’s Inn.
He was also a member of various clubs, including Gasparilla Inn and Club, Boca Grande, Fla.: Walloon Lake Country Club, Walloon Lake, Mich.; Morris County Golf Club, Morristown, N.J.; and Salmagundi Club, New York City.
Relatives and friends may visit at Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J., Monday, Feb. 25, from 3-7 p.m. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Church of Christ the King, Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, N.J., at 11 a.m. Interment follows at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be given to Jersey Battered Women’s Services of Morris County, P.O. Box 1437, Morristown, NJ 07962; or Partners for Women and Justice, 60 S. Fullerton Ave., No. 106, Montclair, NJ 07042. Online condolences may be made at www.gcfuneralhome.com.