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Sidney  L.  "Sid "
Singletary

April 27, 1931 – September 18, 2018

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Obituary for Sidney L. "Sid " Singletary

One of four children born to the late Junnius Singletary and Rita Presley on April 27th, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Affectionately known as ''SID'' by family and close friends, he lived to be 87 years of age. He departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, September 18th 2018. He attended the public schools of Philadelphia, but obtained his GED from the Chester-Upland School District.

After meeting the love of his life, Maxine Clark Wells, She became his loving fiancé. And then on October 17, 1987, Sid and his best friend became husband and wife. And they remained devoted lovers until his demise interrupted their awesome, romantic, journey


SID enlisted in the army on October 14, 1952 and after basic training was stationed at fort Meade, Maryland. He retired on October 13, 1954 as a private 1st class, earning him various accolades. They merited him numerous awards and medals. Among them, the National Defense Service Medal, the United States Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the M/2 Bronze Service Stars, to name a few. A member in good standing of the American Legion Post #945, headquarter in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, under the Veterans Organization.


For 35 years Sid was employed at the Boeing Vertol Company, Located in Eddy-stone, Pennsylvania. During his tenure at Boeing he held various positions including receiving and shipping, bench mechanic, milling machinist, ML machine operator, and job assembler, from September 25, 1973 until
October 05, 1994, officially retiring in 1995.

Now retirement did not sit well with "SID", and neither did Sid sit. Sid had a sincere love for children. This led him to become a teacher's assistant for the Village Charter School with special interests in the field of Science. And he would go wherever he was needed. And wherever he shared his love for the children, they were more than anxious to reciprocate. And to further demonstrate his sincere and deep love for children, he was a Father to more then 75 foster children. He and Maxine adopted two of them.

Sid was an avid fisherman and he belonged to a group of fisherman who met practically every weekend. Another favorite thing that brought joy to Sid's life was his CB group. They traveled a lot and while on his CB journey he met a lot of people whom he grew to admire. Another joy in Sid's life was the Democratic Party. He loved people and thoroughly enjoyed working with them on Election Day. He met so many people as he fulfilled his active duties as a Majority Inspector, until his health began to fail. But in spite of his failing health, Sid continued to vote. He knew how important it was for each person to cast their all important vote. And let’s not forget, Sid love, love, loved the Philadelphia Eagles!

Sid was not a selfish person and he took pride in his family, home, and neighborhood. Safety of these three was at the forefront of his concern. He was active in his neighborhood and community. He served with the neighborhood men patrolling his and surrounding neighborhoods to keep the community safe. Sid was a man among men and his stature, demeanor, wisdom, wit, his keen sense of humor, and Max by his side, made Mr. Sid stand out in a crowd.

Mr. Sid leaves to cherish his many, fond, loving, and precious memories, his wife Maxine. Two sons, Alan and Sidney Jr., and one stepson, Brian (Skeeter) Wells. Three daughters, Martha Lee, Angela and Dorothea Singletary. Grandfather to over 11 grandchildren and great grandfather to over 15 great grandchildren. Two brothers, John and Junnius ''TD'' (Ruthie) Singletary. One sister, Sylvia McNeil. A special granddaughter and grandson, Kierra and Wayne Singletary, who helped to care for him. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. Rest on sweet Sid as you take your place in God’s Kingdom. We’re really going to miss you. But to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!

Sorrowfully Submitted,
The Family

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Service Information

When
Friday, September 28th, 2018 11:00am
Location
Temple Baptist Church
Address
7th & Butler Sts
Chester, PA
Service Extra Info
Public Viewing 9 - 11 AM

Interment Information

Location
Washington Crossing National Cemetery
Address
830 Highland Road
Newtown, PA
Interment Extra Info
*Military Honors October 2, 2018

Memorial Program

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