August 12, 1937 – May 19, 2020
Frances “Faye” Singer, 82, of San Jose, CA, passed away on May 19th, 2020.
Faye was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 12th, 1937, the youngest of seven children. She grew up in Coney Island, where she spent her summers playing on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Married to George Singer, also the youngest of seven, on March 26th, 1955, they enjoyed 64 years together until George passed away last July. Faye raised three children, invited her mother to live with them until her passing, and cared for two foster children. Their house was always full of love.
Known as a great cook, Faye hosted many Thanksgiving and other holiday dinners for her extended family, including the Wolfsons, Singers, and Kratens. She was especially known for her deep-dish, lasagna-sized, apple pies!
After her kids grew up, Faye started working in the purchasing departments of high-tech companies, making her way up to Senior Buyer. She worked at Ball Computer, Intel, National Semiconductor, and others, and retired from Apple Computers. She also had hobbies like painting ceramic lamps, figurines, and other objects, and breeding, raising, and exhibiting German Shepherd dogs.
Faye is survived by her 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
Faye’s Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 26th, 2020, at 10:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery’s Chapel of the Roses. Her interment will immediately follow the Memorial Service, at the “Home of Peace” area of Oak Hill Cemetery.
June 16, 2020
Mom was always one for following rules and taught the three of us children to honor and respect our elders. When we moved from Coney Island to San Jose we three shared a room in a 1200 sq ft, 3 bdrm house so my grandmother, Jennie Wolfson, my last living grandparent could have a room with us. We went as a family to events, even if we didn't want to, like to dog shows, because it was a family event. We supported my dad's work related softball games, went fishing, and the highlight of the year was the Thanksgiving dinner with all the local relatives, putting folding tables together to fit the Singers, Kratens, Wolfsons and Frankls in the living room together.
Mom used a huge broiler pan to make dinners for the five of us, making everything from chicken and rice to lasagna to apple pies in it. She always had time to help with homework and even though we were far from rich, they gave us what they could. I still have my silver high school ring, which was all they could afford.
I will miss her every day even though I moved out to join the military and have been on my own ever since. I will always remember her like this. God speed Mom to join Dad, I'll see you both when my time comes.
June 13, 2020
Aunt Faye Singer was a very open hearted lady. She was definitely a person who supported her family, giving of herself raising 3 sons growing up in the 60's and 70's, and 80's. Amist raising her own children she became a foster mother to the much needed community program. Also, she provided a wonderful home for her mother till she passed away.
My parents Howard and Natalie Kraten were not just "In-Laws" but were best friends till my parents passed away in 2003 and 2019.
Natalie and Faye would see each other almost everyday with the children. Uncle George and Howard would fish together.
Aunt Faye was always interested in her husband's hobbys, like the German Shepard Club.
She will truly be missed always.
June 9, 2020
I have fond memories of watching Popeye The Sailor Man at my Grandparents' house when I visited on their black and white TV. Enjoying a nice meal at the dinner table during Thanksgiving and fond memories of Grandpa George taking me for a ride on his motorcycle.
Before she died, last year around June she gave me the most solid advice I needed of my life when I was heartbroken. To never let the one who broke my heart ruin relationships and love for me in future relationships, that I would find the one for me.
I remember unaware of her death calling on mother's day and leaving a solemn voicemail wishing to catch up with her and telling her that I loved her, a voicemail that will never be heard from her ear.
Adonai bless Grandma Faye and Grandpa George, they had such pure hearts that God couldn't bear to be separated from them any longer. And though we no longer have them in our lives, we have them in our memories and hearts, and who they were carries on in our bloodline.
Love you always,
Jorel Gabriel Singer
Forever blessed to be your Grandchild.
June 9, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful meals and memories growing up. I'm sorry I didn't get to know you as well as my brother did. RIP Mrs. Singer.
June 9, 2020
When Mark and I were first married and moved out to CA, Aunt Faye and Uncle George were so kind and welcoming to me as a young bride. They made me feel like family from the very start. Through the years, we kept in contact through letters and phone calls. I'll miss that. Her kindness and warmth will never be forgotten.
June 9, 2020
Although it was many years since we’ve seen each other, I remember visiting in your NYC apartment. I also remember being sad when you moved away. Aunt Fay and Uncle George were favorites. I’m sure there are many other memories.