SARASOTA, Fla. - David J. White passed away Dec. 3, 2012 after complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Born in Akron, Ohio, he retired to Sarasota in 1987. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gina (Kolar); daughters, Jennifer (Charlie) Wilson, Beverly (Randy) Thiel and son, David Jr. (Karen); four grandchildren, Brooke Jones (Lee), Ty Thiel and Sarah and Austin White; three nieces and 12 nephews.
David was as Salem High School graduate. He retired after 24 years with the Akron Beacon Journal after leaving the Salem News. He was a Tennessee Squire and a member of Coventry-Akron Masonic Lodge 0083, Sahib Shrine, Venice Shrine Club, and Venice Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1308. He was a past member of Tadmor Temple, Temple Guard in Akron. David also served as Secretary on the Jacaranda Home Owners Association board for several years.
A Masonic Service and a Celebration of David's life is set for friends and family Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 3277A Fruitville Road, Suite 1, Sarasota, FL 34237.