Paul is survived by his loving wife Penny, son Michael, both longtime ITA staff members, and daughter Lynda. Paul was a regular volunteer staff member at the annual ITA Coaches Convention for the past 20 years. He also volunteered to help on a variety of projects at the ITA headquarters in New Jersey.
"Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the Sing family," says ITA Executive Director David Benjamin. "Paul was truly a member of our ITA family, and helped us in so many ways over the years. He was the friend of everyone and was always helpful, thoughtful and considerate. Paul was a wonderful husband, father and friend and will be missed greatly by all of us who knew him."
Born in Toledo, OH, he graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo where he was a member of the varsity tennis team, wrestling team, the cheerleading squad, and Alpha Phi Omega, now part of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. His coach at Toledo was 23-year-old Vic Braden.
When Paul began his career as an aeronautical engineer at Bell Aerospace Corp., he also served for 8 years in the U.S. Naval Air Reserves. He mostly worked on spacecraft propulsion systems at Atlantic Research, Fairchild Industries, and most recently, RCA AstroElectronics/GE.
A lifelong lover of tennis, he participated in USTA, Princeton Indoor Tennis Club and Mercer County tennis leagues. Additionally, Paul taught tennis for over 20 years in the youth program for the East Windsor Recreation Dept.
Paul was a member of the United States Tennis Association, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, and the Organization of Chinese Americans.
Son of the late Charles Y. and Jung See Sing and predeceased by brothers Daniel Sing and Calvin Sing, he is also survived by his siblings, Doris Hedler, Ruth Wong, Albert Sing, Edward Sing & his wife, Helen, and sister-in-law, Ruth Sing, along with 40 nieces and nephews and their families of 58.
The funeral will be held on Sunday, August 31 at 4 PM at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ. Burial will be at Historic Woodland Cemetery in Toledo, OH. Family and friends may call on Saturday, August 30 from 3 to 5 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Paul's memory be made payable to the Paul Y. Sing Memorial Fund, Attn: Mary Betz, PNC Bank, 76 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542. Contributions will be used to support community tennis, cancer prevention, support and research.