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Claude H. White
January 2, 2024
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Claude H. White, age 100, of Newark, DE and formerly of Stanton and Middletown, DE, passed away on January 2, 2024, in Newark.
Claude left his childhood home of Statesville, NC and moved to Delaware at the age of 18 to assist with the building of the New Castle County Airport. He also worked briefly for the State Highway Department in North Carolina and the Ice Company in Wilmington, Delaware.
He then served his country in the United State Army during WWII, spending 32 months from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater of Operations as a part of the 29th Infantry. On return, he was hired as a chemical operator for the Dupont Company until he retired in 1982.
He was an avid golfer and was considered quite good at the game in his day. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening, maintaining a large and bountiful vegetable garden yearly. Claude loved dogs, especially basset hounds, of which he had a few over the years.
He is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn (married 79 years) and daughter, Claudia, 2 brothers: William Neal White (Lena) and James Marvin White as well as his sister Mary White McClean (Alan)
Claude is survived by his nephew: Keith White (Many Frances) of Greenville, NC; sister-in-law: Diane White Wilkins of Statesville, NC; niece Barbara Boulden of New Jersey; great nieces: Janae Aglio of Camden, DE and Michelle Mordan of Danville, PA; and his great nephew: James Boulden, MD of Pittsburg, PA.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 11:00 am at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Claude’s name may be mailed to the Mt. Herman Lutheran Church at 106 Mt. Herman Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or made to any organization that assists veterans of the United States Armed Forces.