Singleton also was a member of a group in the 1980s in Hoboken that was hoping to reform the Hoboken public schools. His family members have been active in Hoboken for many years. He also penned several stories about the mile-square city and mentored many reporters.
In his last story for the News, published in 2007, he wrote about what it was like when he joined the paper: "At that time, the Daily News had more than 5,000 employees, 1,900 of them printers. I think there were about 1,000 people in editorial."
You can read that story here.
The Daily News story about his passing said:
"A wake will be held Thursday at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home at 633 Washington St. in Hoboken, N.J., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at All Saints Trinity Church, 701 Washington St.
"Singleton, who had suffered a stroke and heart attack, struggled with memory loss, but there were aspects of life he would never forget. When his daughter asked him to recall his telephone number, rather than answer with his home phone, he recited his old number at The News."
The story said he is survived by children Jill, Mark, and Nancy, as well as four grandchildren and close friend Norma Noble.
Watch hudsonreporter.com or read the print edition this weekend for more.