Jayne Singer died on March 3, 2013, at 67 years of age, of heart failure in La Jolla, California. She was born June 19, 1945, in Queens, New York, to Ida and Irving Brown. After graduating William Cullen Bryant High School in 1962, she received her B.A. from State University of New York in Buffalo in 1966 where she excelled as a cheerleader. She also attended Santa Clara University and University of California San Diego. |
Jayne's professional career was primarily that of an English teacher, including Creative Writing and Public speaking at the junior high level in both New York and California. She also worked as a Lab Technician in one of Denmark's major hospitals. Other positions held were that of Social Director at Point Loma Tennis Club in San Diego from 1969 to 1972 and Public Relations Director at Creative Enterprises in Santa Barbara from 1972 to 1974.
An avid reader, Jayne also loved tennis, played classical piano, enjoyed the arts, theater and movies. She was a world traveler and spent many summers in one of her favorite spots, Capri, Italy.
She generously supported children's charities and many artistic institutions of San Diego. Jayne volunteered her time at the Polinsky Children's Center and drug rehab centers.
Jayne was known and loved for her sometimes zany ways and changing passions. A good friend said of Jayne, "I've never met a woman who was more in touch and able to laugh at her own flaws. She had a keen insight into herself and the world."
Jayne is survived by her former husband, Dr. Robert Singer of La Jolla; brother, Wayne Brown; niece, Holly and her children, Scott and Alexandra; and nephew, Michael (Ellen) and their children, Sydney, Isabelle and Sophie, of New York.
Jayne will be remembered by her many loving friends for her witty sense of humor, her unconditional loyalty and her kindness which knew no bounds.
We wish to thank Micky Carioscia and Sondra Ruiz for their care and devotion to their beloved Jayne.
A Celebration of Life will be held in April.
Published in La Jolla Light from Mar. 21 to Mar. 28, 2013