Arnold Morton Singer
Arnold Morton Singer
  • June 12, 1923 - June 27, 2015
  • Houston, Texas

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SINGER -- Arnold Morton, 92, passed away on June 27th. He was born in New York City on June 12, 1923 and raised in Larchmont, New York. A 1941 graduate of Mamaroneck High and a 1946 MIT graduate, he is a distinguished member of Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the U.S.

During college, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWII where he became a decorated pilot of a B17G in the 570th Squadron. He led his crew in 20 missions over Germany and France; his last mission entailed dropping food supplies for the Dutch during the week prior to V-E Day. Thousands from Holland visit the 390th Memorial Museum each year in Tucson, Arizona in gratitude for Operation Chowhound.

Arnold furthered his education at MIT's Sloan Program with a Master's Degree. Holding 13 patents, he was a pioneer in developing chemical compounds for use in oil wells on location to ensure clean brine.

He lived in Houston, Texas and is survived by wife Phyllis of 23 years and brother Howard G Singer. Pre-deceased by son, Witten, he maintained close relationships with his four remaining children: Lisa and husband Brian, Susan, Jacqueline and husband Neil, Reagan and wife Carla. He is survived by five grandchildren, Matthew, Elise, Colin, Grayson and Paige. Arnold was a true gentleman and a well-loved and respected member of The Greatest Generation. Donations may be made in his name to the 390th Memorial Museum or the Wounded Warrior Project.
A memorial service will be privately held in August in Santa Fe, NM at the request of the deceased.