John Andrew Joseph Sing
November 28, 1952 – November 11, 2019
John was born and lived his entire life in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the Catholic Church at a young age, graduating from St. Cecilia Cathedral School. He attended Central High School and graduated with honors in wrestling and band from Harry A. Burke High School. John was raised with a close relationship with his father, Paul C. Sing, who had worked in multiple roles at Boys Town. Ultimately, from 1971, John followed in his father’s foot-steps and spent his life’s work in his service at Boys Town and the surrounding community.
John helped build the Fire Department and Safety Programs at Boys Town, and held the role of Fire Chief for over 40 years. He built the Fire Cadet Youth Program focusing on skill and career opportunities in fire services for Boys Town youth. At the time of John’s death, he was the longest tenured employee at Boys Town, serving a total of 48 years.
As an officer of the Tri-Mutual Aid Fire Fighters Association, John has worked closely with twenty-eight Fire and Rescue Departments in Nebraska and Iowa. John has received numerous awards for his dedication and service, earning the highest respect and reputation of a man who responds to every call for help and leads the fire/safety community with knowledge and insight, comparable to none.
John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon (Lee) Sing; children, Jamie McCarty (Todd) and Jason Sing (Tymaree); and his grandchildren: Daniel, Colton, Caleb, Simone, Isabel, Iyla and Londyn.
John’s wisdom, grace and leadership will be missed by all who have worked with him, who have fought fires and provided first response to patients alongside him, and most of all, by his friends and family who have loved him for the good person he was. In John’s presence you feel safe and confident, and the reflection of his legacy will continue to be felt by all those who have known him.
Family will receive friends Friday, November 15th from 5pm to 7pm at Immaculate Conception-Boys Town (Dowd Chapel), 13943 Dowd Drive, followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 16th, 10am, Immaculate Conception-Boys Town (Dowd Chapel). In lieu of flowers, please support your local fire fighters and police officer association.