Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The family of Hans Singer would appreciate your publishing the following obituary on your "In Memoriam" site.
Phyllis Holst

FEBRUARY 27, 1926 - FEBRUARY 11, 2011

Hans Singer, 84, passed away on February 11, 2011 in Delray Beach, Florida. A
thirty-five year employee of CBS-TV, Hans came to the company by way of the
theater in New York, including work at
Circle In The Square.
Born in Vienna, Austria, Hans was sent to the United States by his parents at the age
of thirteen to escape the Holocaust. After graduating from James Monroe High
School in the Bronx, Hans enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a
Corporal in the Field Artillery in the Pacific Theater during World War Two.
Upon his discharge from the Service, he attended Fordham University, graduating
with a degree in communication arts, with a minor in philosophy.

1951 was a momentous year for Hans, as he married Saundra Bosses and he joined CBS in
New York as an assistant technician. Over the course of his career as a
technician/cameraman with CBS, Hans was present for some of the seminal events
of the twentieth century. He covered innumerable launches from Cape Kennedy,
including Apollo 11, the first moon landing and Apollo 13, the “glorious
failure.” Hans was in the White House for interviews with Presidents Kennedy and
Johnson, covered every national political convention from 1964 through 1984, the
gala reopening of Ford’s Theater, as well as covering numerous presidential
inaugurations. During his long career he worked on virtually every CBS show that
was broadcast from New York, including the Ed Sullivan Show, The Jackie Gleason
Show and others too numerous to mention. In the early 1970's, Hans was one of
the early participants in the advent of electronic journalism in New York City.

Hans also covered sports, including football, the US Open Tennis Tournament, ice
hockey, Superbowls, college and professional basketball and golf. He was a
fixture on camera at the awarding of the green jacket to the winner of the
Masters golf tournament and covered the Daytona Five Hundred auto race for many
years. During his career he was recognized with five Emmy awards, four for
various Daytona 500's and one for the Masters.

In 1985, Hans’ wife of thirty-four years, Saundra, passed away. The following year,
1986, Hans retired. However, he did return to work for the company at the Winter
Olympics in Albertville and again in Lillihamer, respectively.

Hans relocated to the East coast of Florida in 1992. It was there that he succumbed
to complications of heart disease at the age of 84. He is survived by his sons,
Marc Singer and Clifford Singer, as well as his four grandchildren.