Robert E. White, 91, WWII vet, RCA worker, Braves fan, enjoyed time spent on the Chesapeake Bay

By on February 17, 2016

Robert E. “Bob” White, 91, formerly of East Petersburg and Lancaster, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at Brethren Village.

Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Harry and Hattie Miller White; and was the husband of the late Mary Reardon Forney White, who passed away in 1989.

A graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed for 35 years at RCA in Lancaster, where he worked in the maintenance department. An avid Atlanta Braves fan and a bowler, some of Bob’s happiest days were spent at his cottage in Red Point, Md., on the Chesapeake Bay.

Bob was a member of the Hempfield Church of the Brethren, and former past president of the East Petersburg Lions Club. He was a member of the Lancaster County Shrine Club, Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Harrisburg Consistory, and Zembo Shrine.

He will be greatly missed by his daughter: Robin, wife of Dennis Wehrmeyer, Florence, Ky.; stepson: Dr. John Forney, husband of Linda, Ephrata; stepdaughter: Judi, wife of Roland Hahn, Peoria, Ariz.; four grandchildren: Matthew and Jeffrey Forney, Jared and Erica Hahn; six great-grandchildren; and his companion: Doris Parmer, who has been a lifelong friend.

In addition to his wife he is preceded in death by a brother: Gerald White.

Bob’s funeral was held Feb. 15 in the Chapel at Brethren Village, Lancaster. Interment will be in the Hempfield Church of the Brethren Cemetery, East Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Bob’s memory to the Brethren Village Good Samaritan Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch-Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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