Jerome Singer, James M. Williams Sr., Charles W. Craven

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jerome Singer Psychology Professor

Jerome Singer, 75, the founding chairman of the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, died April 21 at Reston Hospital Center of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Dr. Singer, a Reston resident, joined the Uniformed Services University in 1976. He was named professor emeritus in 1999.

He was previously a psychology professor at Pennsylvania State University and at the State University of New York's Stony Brook campus, and spent a year as a visiting scholar at Stockholm University in Sweden.

Jerome Everett Singer was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1956. He received a doctorate in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1960.

He was a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and received numerous professional awards.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda Ascher Singer, and their three children, Judith Singer, Matthew Singer and Daniel Singer, all of Reston; and three granddaughters.

-- Emma Brown

James M. Williams Sr. Printer, Engraver

James M. Williams Sr., 72, who spent more than 30 years working at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing before retiring in the late 1990s as assistant master printer and engraver, died April 8 at a hospital in Nashville. He had congestive heart failure.

According to his family, Mr. Williams missed one day at work during his entire federal career, when he received notice of the death of his mother.

A longtime Oxon Hill resident, he volunteered on several local Democratic political campaigns. He also was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and donated more than 15 gallons of blood over his lifetime. He moved to Nashville in 2008.

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