Robert William White

Robert William White, 77 of Clarington passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home following a lengthy illness.

Mr. White was born on February 22, 1938 in Dixonville, PA a son of the late William James and Rachael Millicent (Claypool) White.

Robert married Patricia Scott on Dec 6, 2001. She survives him. Robert and Patricia were a devoted couple. Patricia selflessly remained by his side comforting him throughout his illness.

Robert was quite an active man, both in his community and personal life. Active in the community, Robert was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Brookville. He was also an accomplished woodworker and built the White Havens Campground in 1995. In his personal life, Robert cherished spending time with his family and boasted eleven grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He also enjoyed the outdoors and especially liked hunting, fishing, and traveling on his boat, “Pappy’s Pride”.

As an accomplished wood worker, Robert was a general contractor for a number of years. He also worked in Butler, PA at the Pullman Standard Car Works for 27 years.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Patricia; two sons, Robert White, Jr. of Elderton and Frederick White and his wife Sherry of Worthington. He is also survived by four daughters, Donna Pistorius and her husband Joseph of Pertolia, PA; Anne Glaven and her husband Michael Hardy of Rhode Island; Deborah Favreau and her husband Scott of Wrentham, MA; and Laura Williams and her husband Michael also of Wrentaham, MA. Robert is survived by two brothers, Mervin White and his wife Cindy of North Jackson, OH and Kermit White of Louisville KY. Robert’s two sisters are Gale Bowser and her husband Richard of Slatelick, PA, and Phyllis Cousins of Fredericksburg, VA. Robert is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Robert John, Samantha, Joseph, Charee, Elizabth, Scott, Hannah, Abigail, Kathryn, Caroline, and Christian.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and a son, William “Billy” James White.

Friends will be received from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Brookville.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015 Holy Trinity Episcopalian Church officiated by Pastor Melinda Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. White’s memory to the Clarion Cancer Center or the Clarion Forest Visiting Nurses Association.

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