John David Singer, 94, of Guilford, died peacefully in Madison on July 11. He was the loving and devoted husband of the late Adeline (Sis) Singer. He was born on Dec. 28, 1915 in Manhattan, New York, son of the late Albert and Kathryn Singer. A former resident of Madison and Tequesta, Florida, he enjoyed the last 15 years of his life as a resident of Guilford.
John proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and, upon his return, worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance for 30 years. He was also a longtime member of the Elks Club and a lifelong fan of the New York Giants. In addition, he was an avid card shark and an aspiring inventor. During his years in Guilford, he enjoyed painting, cooking, spending time at the Guilford Community Center, Sunday morning crosswords, and being with his friends and family.
John enjoyed life fully and remained positive, cheerful, and gracious until death. His family is extremely thankful for the heritage of memories he gave them.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Patricia S. Doyle and her husband Thomas; his grandson, Keith A. Ansaldo and his wife Mari; his three granddaughters, Jessica V. Fonicello and her husband Josh Kroop, Laurel K. Doyle, and Michelle J. Doyle; his great grandsons, Zackary J. Fonicello, Shane A. Fonicello, and Ari John Kroop; and his many dear friends. He was predeceased by his cherished son, John J. Singer, and his brothers, Bruce and George Singer.
A celebration of his life will be held on July 25 at Chaffinch Island Park in Guilford at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals On Wheels of Guilford, c/o Sachem Hollow, Suite 200, 310 State St., Guilford, CT 06437. (203)453-8359. The Guilford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.