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SINGLETON--William Christopher, 60, died peacefully surrounded by his family on February 20, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born in Summit, New Jersey on August 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 is survived by his mother, his sister, Pamela, and his two brothers, Peter and Jamie. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1974 and from The Delbarton School in 1970. He 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 their 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 the St. Christopher's Inn. He was also a member of various clubs, including: Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande, FL: Walloon Lake Country Club, Walloon Lake, MI; Morris County Golf Club, Morristown, NJ and the Salmagundi Club, New York City. Liturgy of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, February 26, at the Church of Christ the King, Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ., 11:00am. Followed by interment in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge.Relatives and friends may visit at the Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 S. Finley Ave. Basking Ridge, NJ on Monday, February 25, from 3-7pm. For more information please contact the Funeral Home at 908-766-0250 or to light and online condolence candle visit our website www.gcfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to either: Jersey Battered Women's Services of Morris County, P.O. Box 1437 Morristown, NJ 07962; or Partners for Women and Justice, 60 South Fullerton Avenue, #106 Montclair, NJ 07042.

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Published in New York Times on Feb. 25, 2013.
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July 9, 2013
I also was sad to just hear of the passing of Chris. Chris was my roommate at ND our sophomore year. I will always remember the great times we had living and learning together in Farley Hall. May he rest in peace.
Ray Borus
July 7, 2013
Just learned of his passing, very sad. I was his room mate at Notre Dame for several years and am a better person for it. He had rare intelligence and humor and will be missed
John W Cleaver, Mishawaka IN
March 4, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a true gentleman. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Debra McNellis
March 3, 2013
I am sorry that I never met Chris. We were cousins; our grandmothers were sisters. My mother, Grace, was named after his grandmother.
My condolences to his loved ones.
Claire Murphy-Karlick
March 2, 2013
Chris was one of the good guys in the Delbarton Class of '70. -- Joe Tintle '70
February 25, 2013
I never had the opportunity to meet Chris. He was my second cousin; our grandmothers were sisters. It saddens me that now we will not ever have that opportunity. May he Rest in Peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.
Patrick Thompson
February 25, 2013
I had the pleasure of getting to know Chris Singleton in the last several years. I am deeply saddened by his passing. He was a smart, funny and generous guy who seemed to know everyone. I will miss him.
John Robertson
February 25, 2013
I haven't seen Chris for at least 5 years, but my memory of him is one of great respect. He was a gentleman in all things and in possession of a great sense of quick dry humor. It was always a pleasure, for me, to be in his company.
Bill Ury
February 25, 2013
I am saddened to learn of Chris passing. He was a fine man, a credit to his family and to Notre Dame..
Tom Curtin
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