Warren "Whitey" White, Jr., age 89, of Tonawanda, passed away at home on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Born April 18, 1929 in Buffalo, he was the son of the late Warren and Evelyn (nee Brandt) White. Whitey proudly served in the US Navy from 1946-1948 and had a long and distinguished career with the City of Buffalo Fire Department. After retiring, he spent many years driving a school bus for handicapped children. Whitey was an active member of Twin City Council #413 Knights of Columbus. During his younger years he loved to travel, particularly to Hawaii, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed hunting and bowling with his friends.
He was the husband of the late Evelyn and the late Catherine; father of Michael (Diane) White of Windsor, Connecticut, John (Kate) White of Tonawanda, William (Amy) White of Holden Beach, North Carolina, Kenneth (Megan) White of Elma, Andrew (Jeanette) White of Clarence, and the late Karl White; and brother of Mary Lou Hahn, Dolores Truszkowski, Lillian White, Sr. Mary Veronica White, SSMN, and the late Shirley Pandolfi and the late Robert White. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thank you to John and Kate White and Larry Meyers for caring for Whitey during the final years of his life.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 PM on Sunday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda, where a Memorial Service will be held at 5 PM Sunday; Sr. Mary Veronica White officiating. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, 241 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14213, are preferred by the family.