Lewis A. Singer of Plantsville, CT, formerly of West Hartford, CT and Boynton Beach, FL, died of complications from COVID on Friday, January 21, 2022. He was surrounded by his three daughters who never left his side. He was predeceased by his parents Saul and Ida, his brothers Billy and Miles, and sister Sandy, as well as his beloved wife Ronni. He and Ronni were married for 43 years, having met at the age of 12 and with whom they built the family of their dreams. The deep love they had for one another was truly something to behold, and we are so grateful that they can be together again.
Born in Hartford, Lewis attended Weaver High School and the University of Connecticut. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 1966 and received a J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1969. Soon after receiving his J.D., Lewis began his career at Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance, working his way up from his earliest beginnings in the Law Department to Chief Compliance Officer. He was widely respected for his exceptional ability to combine his knowledge of the law with common sense skills, which he always said was the most important part. He served on the West Hartford Town Council, as well as numerous insurance industry associations.
Lewis was fun, handsome, smart, and artistic. Both in life and on his favorite tennis court, he always challenged you. He challenged the way you thought and played and loved. If you knew him, you were better for it. In addition to his athleticism, Lewis always had his camera in his hand, ready to capture the next great shot. His photographs are a stunning testament to his lifelong ability to always know what to focus on. To his nine grandchildren, he was simply known as “Pa.” They loved spending time with him at the beach, walking in the woods, shooting hoops, playing wiffle ball in the backyard, Legos, drawing, ice cream sundaes, and so many other happy memories in Florida and Connecticut together. He is survived by his three daughters and sons in law, Stacy and Ron Pitluk of Pleasanton, CA, Meredith and Alan Chandler of West Hartford, CT, and Jennifer and Philip Meer of West Hartford, CT. In addition he leaves behind his nine beloved grandchildren: Sam, Sofie, Grace, Ethan, Sarah, Rachel, Dylan, Ruby, and Hope.
A celebration of his life will be held at 12 o’clock on Monday, January 24, 2022 at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT with Rabbi Michael Pincus officiating. Masks are required for all attendees. A virtual option will also be available. Internment will follow in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Wethersfield, CT.
The family wishes to thank the staff at LiveWell, which Lewis called home these past few years. There are too many wonderful people to thank individually, but we will forever be grateful for your extraordinary kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lewis Singer’s honor to LiveWell (1261 South Main Street, Plantsville, CT 06479), to further enable them to support people experiencing cognitive change. For additional information or to share memories of our beloved Dad, please visit www.weinsteinmortuary.com
. Lewis, Dad, Pa, you were our rock and we will love you forever.