April 15, 1918 - October 2, 2011
Joseph J. Singmon, 93, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Village Shalom. Funeral services will be at 1:00pm Tuesday, October 4, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Beth Shalom Synagogue or Village Shalom. Mr. Singmon was born April 15, 1918 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Wolfe and Rose Singmon. He owned Valentine Super Market on Summit Street and in Martin City. After his retirement, he worked at the Alameda on the Plaza as a cashier in the coffee shop. Mr. Singmon was a lifelong member of Congregation Beth Shalom. He studied with Rabbi Gershon Hadas, was mentored by Cantor Rothblatt and participated in the choir for 55 years. He was a graduate of Central High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from The University of Kansas. During WWII, Mr. Singmon served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in finance, stationed in Dalhart, TX. Mr. Singmon received his Eagle Scout with Troop 61 and he was later an Assistant Scoutmaster. He was a member of the Shriners and Masons. Mr. Singmon was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Esther Singmon, in 2005. They were married on September 7, 1941. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Leona Fink. Mr. Singmon is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Ernie Rosenthal, Overland Park, KS and Lynette and Kent Larson, Vienna, VA; grandsons and their wives: Dr. David Rosenthal and Rabbi Cara Weinstein Rosenthal and Daniel and Janna Rosenthal; great-grandchildren: Emma, Benjamin, Sara and Eliezer. Nieces and nephews also survive. Family was the most important aspect of his life. His other loves were music and travel.
Joseph J. Singmon, 93, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011 at Village Shalom. Funeral services will be at 1:00pm Tuesday, October 4, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, the... View Obituary & Service Information
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