In Memory

Steve Singer - Class Of 1962

Class of 1962

San Antonio Obit:
STEPHEN LEE SINGER Born July 3, 1944, and left his wonderful life April 7, 2008. Steve was preceded by the death of the father he adored, Colonel Merton Singer, a 1938 West Point graduate, and Steve followed in his footsteps and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1966. His mother was the former Jean Helen Eidelberg of San Antonio. After graduation Steve spent 13 months in Vietnam. He remained in the Army as a Captain for four years but left to pursue more artistic interests. While at West Point Steve played in a rock band called "The Inmates" week-ends only, and in his senior year he was honored with the duty of writing music and lyrics to the class play - a big musical extravaganza called "Silver Thumb". Steve came from a musical family and from birth on he listened to opera, operetta, concert and popular music, so we shouldn't have been surprised to hear him singing, "Yankee Doodle Dandy" in his crib when he was nine months old. Once more entering to the artistic world, Steve enrolled in graduate school at the University of Southern California, receiving a master of fine arts degree in cinema. As his "Jack of all Trades" career in the film business developed, he would constantly seek opportunities for submitting his music to all the projects he worked on, or that came to his attention. This led to numerous credits in feature and industrial films, movie trailers, theme music packages for various local and national radio programs and several jingles, including two which won awards at the Houston Film Festival. Other notable credits include a jumbotrom crowd energizer for the San Antonio Spurs, and his song, "Too Bent To Boogie" was recorded by Johnny Paycheck and used in the sound track of the Docudrama "Hells Angels Forever". But the itch to produce his own album began to overtake the comfort zone of simply writing for others, and when he finally assessed all the songs he had written, he realized it was time to put his best songs on the anvil of reality. Three incredibly talented people became co-orchitects of Steve's project. They were Mark Gray, artist/producer from Nashville, Jeff Sturmes of San Antonio - a keyboard/acoustic guitar player with George Strait, and Jay Stewart, a La Indy record producer/musician with whom Steve had worked on almost all of his music projects since the mid 70s. Singer said, "I wanted to create an exceptional CD that would stand up with all the artists who have inspired by own work over the years, but which would also showcase my own talents as a song-writer and singer in a unique way, and I'm grateful to be able to share this album with everyone." The CD is called "Thin Ice" and can be heard on the Internet "CD Baby".
Steve's personal life became legal when he married Gabriell Uribe on the 25th of February this year. Steve had lung cancer for two and a half years and Gabi has taken wonderful care of him. She was his best friend and the love of his life. Steve left a beautiful legacy of loving, gentle spirit embraced by a multitude of friends; his brother, Robert Singer; his niece and nephew, Devra and Michael Singer; his mother who adored him and was proud of his determination to continue to learn all things new; and his wife Gabi and her son Marcelo.

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11/27/10 12:38 AM #1    

James Atkins (1962)

I'm so sorry to learn of Steve's death.

We were extreamly close childhood friends in Fontainbleau, i.e., went through 7th & 8th grades together, Boy Scouts together, and then PAHS together.

My prayers to the family; God Bless you all.

Jim Atkins

11/09/12 12:27 AM #2    

John Knight Jr (1961)

I often think of Steve, He took my place in Jerry Corbit and Doug Lands band. Steve was one of the good guys. It is sad to hear his passing. I always wanted to see him again in California, but it never made the trip to Los Angeles from San Diego. He will be remembered.

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