A Celebration of the Life of Herbert M. Singer


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Herbert M. Singer, hospital, RU Council, Torsten Wiesel


The university community mourned the loss of Herbert M. Singer, a chapter member of The Rockefeller University Council and a member of its executive committee. Mr. Singer died on October 6, 1996 at the age of 89.

A layer whose career included serving as president of the Beth Israel Medical Center and trustee of the United Hospital Fund of New York, Mr. Singer actively contributed to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Mr. Singer was an admired philanthropist who supported many community, medical, and Jewish cause in New York. At Rockefeller, Mr. Singer fostered collaborations between the RU Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center and was a friend and advisor to four University presidents: Frederich Seitz, Joshua Lederberg, David Baltimore, and Torsten Wiesel.

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