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Death of Rob White (LGB '60)

vendredi 29 juillet 2016   (3 Comments)
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Rob WhiteRobert White, who graduated from La Grande Boissière in 1960, died on 26 July 2016 at his home in Petersburg, VA. The obituary below was published in The Progress-Index.

Robert Carey White, 73, of Petersburg, VA., died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his residence. Born in Caracus, Venezuela, he was the son of the late Gordon and Harriet White. He attended the International School of Geneva, Switzerland, and graduated from Princeton University in 1964 with a degree in civil engineering. He then entered the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer and served aboard the U.S.S. Walker during the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he returned to Princeton and earned his MFA in Architecture.

Prior to moving to Petersburg, Rob lived in Princeton Junction, NJ, and retired from Salomon Smith Barney as a Managing Director. He was very active in the community and gave freely of his time and knowledge to help others. While living in Petersburg, he restored Historic Dodson's Tavern on High Street which became his residence, served as President of the Historic Petersburg Foundation, was involved in the Petersburg Area Art League, served on the Board of Sycamore Rouge, and was a member of the Petersburg Rotary Breakfast.

In addition to his parents, Rob was preceded in death by his first wife, Dianne White. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn DuBois White; daughter, Carey White and husband, Jason Maas; son, Craig White and fiancée, Ashley Griffin; grandchildren, Savannah and Jackson Maas, and Braxton White; sister, Terry White Porcelli; his beloved dog, Buckles; and devoted friend, Peyton Owens. The family would like to thank Dr. Andrew Armstrong of Duke University Cancer Center, Dr. Mark Ende of Petersburg, and the staff of Crater Community Hospice for their wonderful care and tireless efforts to extend Rob's life.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Christ & Grace Episcopal Church with the Reverend David Teschner, Rector, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to Duke Medical Center (Prostate Center Gifts) www.gifts.duke.edu. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.

 

The photograph is taken from the LGB Yearbook 1960.

Rob's son Craig posted the video tribute below on YouTube.


Comments...

Walter F. Spath Jr says...
Posted jeudi 4 août 2016
I was sorry to hear about both Tanya Smith and Rob White. As Sonia Stevenson (Klidjian) said, "I remember the Ecolint days when he and Tanya Smith were voted best looking couple." I remember that they were also top students and all-around impressive people. Tempus fugit!
Sonia Stevenson (Klidjian) says...
Posted mardi 2 août 2016
I was saddened to read of Rob White's death. I remember the Ecolint days when he and Tanya Smith were voted best looking couple. Also read that Tanya Smith had passed on the same week that Rob left us. So sad, we will miss them both.
Tom R. Zaidman says...
Posted mardi 2 août 2016
Craig a wonderful tribute you did for your father. We Ecolinters will miss him. Our School reunión ever y 5 Years will not be the same without him. Descansa en paz amigo Rob.

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