Saul Singer, 81, of Princeton died June 19, 2018. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he lived for many years in Hollywood, Fla., before moving to Princeton five years ago.
Dr. Singer established a surgical practice in Hollywood specializing in trauma surgery; he was chief of surgery at Memorial Regional and Biscayne hospitals; he also practiced at Doctors Hospital.
He graduated from James Madison High School as class president, and Princeton University, where he was a member of Court Club, majored in biology, rowed lightweight crew, and managed the marching band. He trained in medicine at SUNY Downstate and did his internship and residency in general and pediatric surgery at Columbia Presbyterian, where he was also chief resident.
He served as a major in the Air Force in Teheran and Wichita Falls, Texas.
After retiring from medicine, he trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), where he subsequently endowed a scholarship.
While in Florida, he was very involved with Jewish philanthropic initiatives, including the Jewish Federation of South Broward; he served as a national vice chairman of United Jewish Appeal. He helped raise funds to open the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Hollywood/Davie and established its Saul and Susan Singer Early Childhood Center. Over the course of 44 trips to Israel, his fund-raising efforts helped Bar-Ilan, Technion, and Hebrew universities and Hadassah Hospital. Through Project Renewal, he helped to develop Hod Hasharon, now a thriving suburb of Tel Aviv. He also helped establish the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Susan (Greenhauff); two daughters, Sharon Singer (Alan Schoening) and Sara Singer (Gordon Bloom); his son, Steven (Barbara Sacks Singer); and four grandchildren.
Services were held June 21 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Jewish Life-Einstein Fund, 70 Washington Rd., Princeton, N.J. 08540.