DEKALB JUNCTION A Mass of Christian Burial for William F. Singleton, 78 of DeKalb Junction and formerly of Massena will be held Tuesday (May 29, 2012) 10:00 am at St. Lawrence Church with Rev Donald J. Manfred presiding. Interment with full Military Honors will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Louisville. Pallbearers for William are Frank Hutt, Bruce Wells, Vinnie Curran, Andrew Brice, Sgt James W. Brice, Joseph Singleton, William Porter and Pete Fernstein. Family and friends are invited to call Monday (May 28, 2012) at the Phillips Memorial Home from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
At the familys request memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam. N.Y. 13676.
William passed away Friday May 25, 2012 at the home of his daughter Debra in DeKalb Junction. Surviving William is his beloved wife of nearly 56 years, Lillian, his daughters; Debra and husband James Brice, DeKalb Junction, Kathy and husband Donald Furnace of Massena, Karen Singleton, Louisville, Donna and husband Bill Porter, Queensbury, NY, sons Walter and wife Louise Singleton, Massena and Timothy Singleton of Stuart,Fl, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, also surviving William is his sisters Rita Eggelston of Massena, Linda and husband Bill Dumas of Sharpsburg, GA, a brother Vernon and wife Lois Singleton of Owego, NY. William was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Robideau and Elaine Trippany.
William was born in Massena on September 5, 1933 the son of Walter and Mildred (Gilman) Singleton. Following his education William was employed at Alcoa 1955-1957 later at Perras & Sons from 1957 to 1959. William retired from GM Powertrain in 1987 after working there since 1959 as Job Setter. William proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1955. William married Lillian Hutt on July 14, 1956 at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Jack Downs presiding. He enjoyed golfing and spending many winters in Stuart, Florida, William enjoyed doing odd jobs with his Kubota brush hog for many years. William was a Life Member of the VFW # 1143 and the Am Vet Post # 4 and also on the Rifle Team, a member of the US Marine Corps League and Potsdam Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge.
The US Marine Corp League will hold a service beginning at 6:15pm followed by a joint service with the AMVETS, VFW and the American Legion Posts at 6:30 pm. Massena Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. # 1702 who will hold services Monday evening at 6:45 pm at the funeral home. He was also a Past Commander of the Winthrop American Legion Post # 514 from 1992-1995.Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com