Pusey Jay Singer

May 18, 1933 - March 13, 2020 New Holland, PA | Age 86

Pusey Jay Singer, age 86, was called to heaven on March 13, 2020 at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, PA. He lived much of his life in Kennett Square, PA. He was the husband of the late Erma (Stephens) Singer, who passed away in 2015.
Born on May 18, 1933, he was the son of the late Pusey J. and Minerva (Dowlin) Singer.

Jay was a graduate of Unionville High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his military time, he was employed at Bell Telephone for over 40 years. In his retirement, he continued working for the Chester County Government.

Jay was a lifelong member of the Hamorton United Methodist Church, serving on many committees. He was a Freemason, as well as a member of the Kennett Square VFW Post 5467. In his free time, he enjoyed camping, traveling, volunteering, and gardening. Most of all, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Jay is survived by and will be deeply missed by his daughter Jaye Ann Hostetler (Rick) of Oxford, PA, and sons Joseph Singer (Margaret) of Landisville, PA, Jeffrey Singer, Sr. (Roxana), and Jerry Singer, both of Kennett Square, PA; his grandchildren Brian Hostetler, Aaron Hostetler, Joseph Singer, Jeffrey Singer, Jr., Matthew Singer, Allison Brown, Stefan Singer, Jay Singer, and Seth Singer, and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Jane Bottomley and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Jay was preceded in death by his brother Jack Singer.

Due to health concerns, services will be held privately. Family and Friends are invited to use the following link to join a Live Stream of services beginning at Noon on March 20, 2020, https://zoom.us/j/987467923. Jay’s children wish to convey to his family and friends who would like to join them in honoring his memory to join them at a yet to be scheduled memorial service at Garden Spot Village in New Holland on a later date. Contributions may be made in Jay’s name to the Hamorton United Methodist Church, 1052 B, E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348; Ranck’s United Methodist Church, 700 Ranck Rd, New Holland, PA 17557; or to The Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, Care of Janine Ziegler, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557.


Live Stream

March 20, 2020 12:00 PM Though services for Jay will be private, family and friends are invited to use the following link to join a Live Stream of services beginning at Noon:



  1. Dear Joe ,Margaret and the rest of the Singer family.
    So sorry to hear of your loss will keep you all in prayer!, May the God of all comfort be with you in this sad time. John 5 28&29 tells us of a grand purpose for mankind so as you await to see him again may you wait in peace ❤️Tokei A Barrett Huggins

    Tokei Huggins | March 21, 2020 at 9:28 AM
  2. Uncle Jay, thanks for the kind memories of you helping dad and mom build their home on Heatherly Lane, you and Aunt Erm coming to watch me play drums in various bands, the wonderful anniversarry party at Garden Spot Village, the many good times at the cottage in North East, Md., and all the “Penney Ante” card games with friends and family. Please say hello to Aunt Erm, R.I.P.
    Ron Peirson

    Ron Peirson | March 20, 2020 at 10:35 AM
  3. Jaye Ann, Joe, Jeff and Jerry – I wiil always remember the family get togethers with you and Uncle Jay.
    To you and your families – may all the great memories with your dad/grandfather/great grandfather make you smile.
    Shirley Singer Myers

    Shirley Singer Myers | March 17, 2020 at 7:10 PM
  4. Singer family

    Jay and I graduated from the Unionville High School together and were close friends. We had many wonderful times . growing up on adjacent properties.. He had a old pick-up truck that had mechanical brakes which was an antique in the 40s but great to ride around in. I think often of the many good stories & times we had. These I will cherish forever..
    I also miss the many emails we exchanged. In recent years that kept me up-to-date on things going on around Unionville
    Bruce M. Cloud

    BRUCE M CLOUD | March 17, 2020 at 1:58 PM
  5. Dear Singer Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss! Your mom and dad are together again and that warms me heart! I have such found memories of Meredith Street and being allowed to walk up to your mom and dads house to visit “Snuggles” and get whatever treat your mom and dad had for me that day! Your dad always had a huge hug and kiss for me whenever I saw him. He was a great man! I’m so sorry for your loss! Hugs from Montana!

    Kristian Testa-Denny | March 17, 2020 at 1:05 PM
  6. Surrounding you with love and prayers during this difficult time.

    Cheryl McKim | March 16, 2020 at 9:44 PM
  7. Very sorry for your loss.
    God’s peace and comfort to your family.

    Jeff Smack | March 16, 2020 at 9:26 PM
  8. To the Singer family. May God bless you all and give you peace and understanding. Your Dad was very respected by his fellow Bell employees and by the Kennett community. Peace, Joyce Parrett

    Joyce Parrett | March 16, 2020 at 8:19 PM
  9. To the Singer Family, Tom and I send your family our deepest condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all of you during this time of sorrow. 🙏🙏

    Theresa Roberts | March 16, 2020 at 8:16 PM
  10. Uncle Jay you will be missed by everyone that knew you. You were a wonderful uncle. I will always remember your wedding, staying with you and Aunt Erma, camping and our family get togethers. Rest in Peace.

    Crissa Stephens Lehenky | March 16, 2020 at 7:18 PM
  11. God bless. A wonderful man has went to glory. My thoughts are with the family and friends. 🙏🙏🇺🇸

    Bruce Carter | March 16, 2020 at 6:22 PM
  12. We love you and are praying for your comfort and peace at this time and in the future. Your dad and mom raised a special daughter and we’re sure were proud of you and Rick

    Patricia Boyer | March 16, 2020 at 5:44 PM
  13. Loved spending time with your family camping have many wonderful memories. Praying for you and all the family.Prayerfull we can be together soon. Love you

    Lorraine Skelton | March 16, 2020 at 5:41 PM
  14. Singer Family-
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Father/Grandfather. He was a wonderful man, always with a smile on his face! I always enjoyed the time I got to spend with him. I know he will live on within your memories.

    Beth and Chip Thomas | March 16, 2020 at 5:27 PM

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