Chapel of the Pines

2855 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA


Peter Scott Singer

August 4, 1949June 13, 2020

Peter Singer of Garden Valley, California passed away at the age of 70 on Saturday June 13, 2020. He was a loving husband and a father.

Peter was born in Chicago, Illinois to Alvin and Roslyn Singer in 1949. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After getting married and graduating from Northwestern, he had a son. The family moved out west to Poway, California.

Peter was a weightlifter and an early advocate of fitness and nutrition. His passion for health and wellness led him to an MA at Chapman University. He used his degree to attempt to implement nutrition and exercise programs into the corporate culture. Peter was renown in the Yosemite area for his guitar shredding and long noodling riffs in a rag tag old man jam band with no name.

After escaping the clutches of the corporate machine in 1996, he retreated to Garden Valley, California and set forth a rigorous schedule of waking up at dawn to drink coffee and stare at the Sierra Mountains. He would then spend much of his days on long walks with his wife, working on his property, exercising, reading, and roasting people through sharp witted text messages—some of which the author is still recovering from, and some of which may be plagiarized and used at a later date.

Peter is survived by his wife Dee of 50 years, his son James of 45 years, and his dog Rascal of 77 (dog) years.


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Patty Ross

June 18, 2020

Peter saved my life in high school when I transferred to New Trier in the middle of my junior year. He was my only friend there and I was so grateful to him. We passed notes incessantly and got in trouble occasionally. We lost touch and then reconnected several years ago. Our note passing was practice for texting which we did right up until he passed away. I miss him terribly and will always be grateful for his friendship. My love and sincere condolences to Dee and his son.