SINGERMAN, Marilyn, (89), stepped into a vibrant, eternal life with the Lord Jesus on Friday, January 15, 2021. Marilyn was born in Massillon, Ohio on July 12, 1931 to the late Lucile and William Elliott She; graduated from Washington High School in 1949 and attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin where she caught the eye of Jack Singerman of New Philadelphia, Ohio. Marilyn and Jack were married August 5, 1951 and left an outstanding example of loving, faithful commitment through 65 years of marriage.
Marilyn and Jack resided in Alliance, Canton, Lebanon, Warren and Bedford Heights, Ohio, with a brief move to El Paso, TX. Marilyn resided in Dayton 53 years and since 2016 at 10 Wilmington Place. From 1961 to 1976 Jack directed YMCA Camp Kern in Oregonia, Ohio. Jack and Marilyn left an enduring impact on the lives of countless campers, counselors and staff. Both Marilyn and Jack loved people and guarded relationships through caring contact.
Marilyn worked as a longtime secretary. She was a member of the Children’s Conservation League; an active member and volunteer at Christ United Methodist Church and with the United Methodist Women. She was also active in P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization).
Marilyn suffered a paralyzing stroke just before Christmas 2020. During three weeks in hospice her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were able to visit and share their hearts with her.
The family, saddened by Marilyn’s passing, rejoices in the life she lived and the example she left to follow. Marilyn vocalized her faith in Jesus Christ and expressed her confidence of being with Christ in heaven after death. She and Jack were always supportive of their children and grandchildren’s ventures. An amazing woman, Marilyn always spoke with kindness, never complained and was a devoted wife to Jack.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her brothers, David Hammond Elliott and James Frederick Elliott. Marilyn’s sister, Patricia Ann Elliott Turner lives in Fairbanks, Alaska. Marilyn and Jack’s sons, Dr. Jeff Singerman (Barbara) are Southern Baptist Missionaries in Africa and Scott Singerman (Leigh) retired from Pratt Whitney, and live in Connecticut. Their daughter, Diane (Singerman) O’Flynn (Dr. Jay) is a retired nurse and lives in Dayton, OH. Marilyn and Jack have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren who have a great legacy to live up to.
Private Memorial Services will be held at 10AM on Saturday, January 30 at Christ Church United Methodist. We welcome you to view the memorial service remotely on the Routsong Funeral Home channel on www.youtube.com. In honor of Marilyn the family requests that donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to YMCA Camp Kern, 5291 State Route 359, Oregonia, OH 45054 to provide scholarships for children. See www.campkern.org. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.routsong.com.