Robert White

Obituary of Robert L. White

Robert L. White Mt. Upton, NY Robert Lewis White, 77 of Mt. Upton passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 10, 2009 at his home. Bob was born on July 1, 1932, one of eleven children of the late Alfred and Harriet (Farwell) White in Sharon, CT. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War. Bob worked as a machine operator for Amphenol Corp., retiring on August 1, 1994 after 35years of employment. Bob was dedicated to the things he was passionate about. He was a member of the Borden Hose Co. Fire Department in Mt. Upton for over 40 years, holding a number of offices through the course of the years. Bob was also an avid bowler, bowling on the Sunday Couples League and the Tuesday City League at 20th Century Lanes for over 40 years. Bob is survived by: 3 daughters from his first marriage: Dawn White of Endicott and her daughter, Delicia Danita and David Washburn of Troy, AL Darcy White of Conway, SC and her daughter, Andrea As well as his ex-wife and mother of his girls, Pat Brownell His "step" daughter, Bonnie and Gary Schoonover of Sidney and granddaughter, Julia Brother, Walter White of Torrington, CT Sister, Phylis Samuels of Sheffield, MA On December 28, 1969, Bob married Barbara Button in Mt. Upton. She predeceased him on January 29, 1995 after 25 years of marriage. He is also predeceased by four brothers: Alfred, Donald, Arnold and Wally, as well as four sisters: Jean, Evelyn, Beverly and Joyce. In 1999, Bob remarried Janet Hartwell of Mt. Upton who survives. Friends are invited to call from 6-8pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. A prayer service will follow at 8:00pm at the funeral chapel with Rev. Gerald Bovee, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Upton, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Maplewood Cemetery, Mt. Upton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name may be directed to Borden Hose Company, Mt. Upton Fire Department, Mt. Upton, NY 13809. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements under the direction of C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney.
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