Singer III, Richard “Dick”, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away suddenly from heart failure on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at St. Mary’s of Michigan. Age 79 years. Richard Bruno Singer III was born on August 20, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Richard and Arlene (Talbot) Singer Jr. Dick was raised by his father and stepmother, Louise. Dick served in the United States Army as a Russian Interpreter during the Korean War then he graduated from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering. Dick married Sally Rhodes on March 10, 1956. She predeceased him on June 28, 2002. He was employed with General Motors Central Foundry Division until 1970. Dick became vice president for Engineering and Sales at Acra Cast Incorporated in Bay City until 1997 when he became owner and president. He continued working until his death. Dick loved camping, fishing, and the outdoors. He served both as a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America and as an adult leader with the Girl Scouts of the USA. He enjoyed traveling throughout the USA. Dick had a deep appreciation for American history. Dick was also a member of the Baha’i Faith. He was a kind, fun, and loving father, grandfather, and friend. Dick was respected and loved by everyone who knew him. Surviving are four children, Richard (Elizabeth) Singer IV of Saginaw, MI., Lorna (Carl) Fischer of Waterford Township, MI., Leslie Francis of Saginaw, MI. and Bennett (Lissa) Singer of Rehoboth, MA; six grandchildren, Adam, Ashley, Kathryn, and Jordan Fischer and Robert and Bennett Singer and two great grandchildren, Avery and Kayle Fischer. Dick was preceded in death by his daughter, Andrea, in 1986. A Eulogy Service honoring Dick will take place at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2010 at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Burial will follow at Westside Cemetery. Military Honors conducted under the auspices of the Michigan Army National Guard. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home on Monday from 12:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorials to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1210 Pontiac Ave. Cranston, RI. Please share your thoughts and memories with Dick ’s family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.