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.