Myer Richard Singer, 81, of South Yarmouth, passed away peacefully, comfortably, and quietly on May 21, 2020. A native of Everett and child of Malden, he lived for fifty-five years on Cape Cod. He was a local lawyer par excellence, an old school gentleman who was “the best there was.” He focused his legal career on land use permitting and zoning, a Cape Cod specialty. He was indefatigably polite, professional, and prepared. His quiet intelligence and calm demeanor put those around him at ease. Myer is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Elaine, his children, Andrew, Stephen, Jocelyn, and Marc, of Cape Cod, and five grandchildren, Adrian, Kaia, Ethan, Victoria, and Aaron. Myer is also survived by his sister, Etta Chandler, and her husband, Cantor Sheldon Chandler, of Tewksbury, and was predeceased by his parents, Celia and Nathan Singer. Myer loved his family, and we loved him. A graduate of Boston University (College of Business and then School of Law), Myer was active in the local community, serving with pride over the decades in many organizations, including: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust; Cape Cod Foundation; Cape Cod Museum of Natural History; Cape Cod Synagogue; and the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Band Parents. He also served as a member and officer of The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Board of Trustees for almost forty years. Myer enjoyed boating and being out on the water, cruising Bass River and Nantucket Sound when the family was young and later exploring Cape Cod Bay and beyond from Sesuit Harbor with his children and grandchildren. There were stops in Wellfleet Harbor for ice cream and Provincetown Harbor for the launch ashore. He’d motor past the Target Ship and near Billingsgate Shoal one day and then head the other way towards Sandy Neck the next. He relished boat caravans to Cuttyhunk Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, and Block Island with friends as well as family Labor Day water getaways to Onset, Plymouth, Salem, and Gloucester as well as the Vineyard and Nantucket. Myer and Elaine spent six weeks camping across the U.S.A. in 1963, the second summer they were married. He took each of his children on separate camping weekends when they were little. He played poker on Tuesdays years ago and again later in life (though not always on Tuesday). He was a private man with a wry, dry sense of humor and a mischievous side who liked to play pranks, much to the surprise of the uninitiated. He sent love notes to Elaine and heartfelt thank you’s and little missives to his children and grandchildren. He was happiest in the Northeast, but was still wrangled by Elaine for adventures in Bermuda, Canada, China, England, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and South Africa. The incredibly dedicated and professional Staff at Harbor Point in Centerville and the angels of Broadreach Hospice provided expert care and comfort to Myer as he endured Lewy-Body Dementia during the final seven months of his life. To almost the end, Myer was smiling and holding hands with his favorite aides and nurses, so much so that Elaine began to question whether she needed to worry. She didn’t. She was his primary champion, and he knew it. Myer and Elaine met when they were teenagers, introduced by their respective best friends. They married right out of college and never looked back. Elaine’s final words to her husband and life partner were, “I am always holding your hand.” Burial and shiva will be private. The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Cape Cod Synagogue or the Cape Cod Foundation. Remembrances and stories may be left for the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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