NEW WESTON - Robert E. "Bob" Singer, 89, of New Weston, passed away early on the morning of May 10, 2013, at Wayne Healthcare in Greenville.
He was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Rossburg, son of the late August A. and Nina (Smith) Singer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jerry R. Singer, Jr.; brothers, Fredrick, LeRoy, Benjamin,, and Carl Singer; and a sister, Marie Thwaits.
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during WWII. He was retired from New Idea in Coldwater where he had worked for 37 and a half years and was a member of the Rossburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and taking care of his lawn and pond.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruby F. (Sanders) Singer; sons, Jerry R. (Elaine) Singer of New Weston, Larry J. (June) Singer of Lewisburg, and Kerry M. (Candi) Singer of Woodlawn, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great great-grandchildren; one step grandchild; five step great-grandchildren; two step great great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Lois) Singer of Greenville; sister, Margie Middleton of New Madison; sisters-in-law, Caroline Singer of Palestine, Marcella Bonifield of Salamonia, Ind., Donna Bonifield of New Weston, Dorothy Sanders of Ansonia, and Alice Sanders of Greenville; a brother-in-law, Roger (Mary) Sanders of Ansonia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m., May 15, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor John Monroe officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Rossburg United Methodist Church.