Imperial Valley Press - - LOCAL&REGION -

Aug. 30, 1930 - Sept. 24, 2017

Johnny Singh passed away peace­fully on Sun­day morn­ing, Septem­ber 24th.

Johnny was born on Au­gust 30, 1930 in Braw­ley to Sylve­ria and Phoman Singh. He was raised in Braw­ley and grad­u­ated from Holtville High School, where he was a stand­out track and field ath­lete. Early in life he worked with his father on the fam­ily farm. After a short stint as the dock fore­man for South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Freight Lines, Johnny tran­si­tioned back to farm­ing where he would grow cotton, wheat, al­falfa, ber­muda grass, sugar beets, and nu­mer­ous veg­etable crops. His pas­sion and love for farm­ing en­dured for over fifty years. Later in life he found new in­ter­est in com­mer­cial real es­tate. His in­her­ent knowl­edge of agri­cul­tural land pro­pelled him to be­come a re­li­able re­source for in­ter­ested par­ties.

One of the great­est oc­cur­rences in his life was meet­ing and even­tu­ally mar­ry­ing his bride, Glo­ria Saikhon on April 19, 1952. They loved and cher­ished each other for over 65 years. They thought­fully raised three chil­dren, Ger­ald (Cathy), Joleen Singh Struve, and Bruce (Kari). Johnny and Glo­ria would later be blessed with five grand­chil­dren, Kylee (Nick), Bruce John (Court­ney), Hunter, Kather­ine, and Philip.

Johnny is also sur­vived by his sib­lings, Ray Singh, Mary Ann Baker, Rose McKen­zie, and Nel­lie Guer­rero.

Johnny was a mem­ber of Del Rio Coun­try Club and the Braw­ley Quar­ter­back Club (serv­ing as Pres­i­dent of both or­ga­ni­za­tions), along with the Braw­ley Stock­men’s Club, Elks Club, Ro­tary Club, and a board mem­ber of the Cal­i­for­nia Sugar Beet Grow­ers.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Johnny’s life will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at All Hal­lows Catholic Church, 6602 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla.

In lieu of flow­ers a blood drive in Johnny’s honor ben­e­fit­ing Rady’s Chil­dren Hos­pi­tal will be held on Oc­to­ber 23rd and 24th at Pi­o­neers Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Braw­ley. Your par­tic­i­pa­tion is wel­comed and ap­pre­ci­ated.

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