David Sing, 72, of Palm Desert, died Monday December 9, 2013. Dave was born on March 7, 1941 in Tenn. He was the son of Robert "Bob" and Beatrice Sing who settled in Cathedral City in 1948. Dave attended and graduated Palm Springs High School 1956 - 1959 He loved playing football, was President of the Letterman Club and attended Cal State Fullerton College via a football scholarship. When Dave returned to the desert, he founded Sing Pools, which he grew into the General Engineering firm: Sing & Sons Construction (1962-1990). Later Dave found himself enjoying the time he spent working with Ye Olde Locksmith in Palm Desert. In fact so much that he established Always Open Safe & Lock in Palm Desert. He was very passionate about the locksmith, safe and security business. He loved cracking safes and found the trade personally rewarding. Dave is remembered by his patrons as being happy and kind and every once in a while gave his services away for free. Dave served in and supported many local organizations including: Palm Springs Mounted Police Officer, Chairman of the Desert Circus Parade, 25+ year with Elks, Jaycees, Mason, sponsored Sing & Sons minor, major and senior league baseball teams, contributed both civic and professionally to the development of the Coachella Valley. Dave has always been very generous with his time and donations. He loved helping others and was a great husband, father and friend. Dave loved the desert so much and has left footprints of his contributions throughout the Coachella Valley. He is survived by his two sisters Doris Bedford of Pittsburg, Calif. and Phyllis Shaw of Temecula, two sons Darin and Carter Sing, and daughter Jeni (Sing) Prieto of Palm Springs and eleven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Craig and just recently, wife Norma. A joint Celebration of Life will be held at the Palm Springs Elks Lodge at 1 p.m., January 11, 2014 for Dave and Norma Sing. Please join us for food, and celebration. We respectfully request that guests RSVP via email:firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to express a thought or share a story in celebrating the life of Dave or Norma, please indicate so in your email. Please leave your contact information and number of guests attending.
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Published in The Desert Sun on Jan. 7, 2014