MARIA H. SINGER

Maria H. Singer, long-standing resident of Wilmington, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 18, 2017, at 90 years.

Visitation will be held at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 140 Airport Rd, New Castle, on Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 am. A service to celebrate God’s grace in her fruitful life will follow at 11:00, with burial at Gracelawn Memorial Cemetery.

Maria, or Ria to many of her friends, grew up in Swarthmore, PA, and graduated from Swarthmore High School. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor degree in nutrition. She became a DE resident as a newlywed in 1949/50. In DE she managed a loving and nurturing home with her husband for their four children. She also worked as a teacher's aide at Brandywood Elementary School during the 1960s and 70s. Maria is a woman of faith and service. She was a charter member of Concord Presbyterian Church of Wilmington. She actively engaged in the life and ministry of Bethel Baptist Church, Wilmington, for over three decades, especially as a vital member of the Missions Committee and the leader of ‘Forever Young.’ She and her husband participated in international church mission trips to Taiwan, Ecuador, and Nigeria, and welcomed many missionary families into her home. She also enjoyed the fellowship at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church in her later years. Maria organized many summer vacations at the beach for her family and their friends, particularly at the family Rehoboth Beach cottages in early days and later at Ocean City, NJ, for the whole Singer clan.

This kind, reverent, sacrificial woman is survived by her faithful husband Donald of 69 years, who resides at Foulk Manor South; her four children Evelyn (Rev. Glenn) Evans of Middletown, (Rev.) Dr. Dwight (Miriam) Singer of Claymont, Diane (Roger) Goodman of Boise, Idaho, and Janet (Rev. Bill) Dale of Greenville; ten grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

The family extends their gratitude to Foulk Manor South and Heartland Hospice for their support in her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the mission fund of Bethel Baptist Church of Wilmington (www.bbcde.org).