Clyde Leon White 73, Army vet, collected classic cars, former Charles Chips employee

By on April 2, 2014

Clyde Leon White was born November 4, 1940, in the village of Oregon, Lancaster County.

A graduate of Manheim Township High School, Class of 1958, he worked for several years for Charles Chips, Mountville, and then served honorably in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was at Fort Ord, Monterey, California, where he met Claudia Marie Hoagland.

For 35 years, he was a Supervisor at California American Water Company in Monterey. Clyde was a collector of classic cars, was a member of the Moose, and attended Monterey Bay Christian Center. He always had a unique phrase or expression. For example, he once told a hospital that his family doctor is his cat, Snowball! At the Water Company, he was known as “the gobbler.”

Clyde “checked out” (his phrase) Saturday night, March 22, 2014, at Cypress Ridge Care Facility, Monterey, in the 48th year of his marriage to Claudia. Clyde is now at peace in the arms of Jesus.

In addition to his wife, Claudia Marie White, Clyde is survived by his sister, Arlene White Mosemann, Lancaster. He is also survived locally by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brothers: John and Harold White, and his niece, Nancy Bollinger.

Services will be held in Seaside, California under the arrangement of Seaside Funeral Home at Mission Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at

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