Obituary for Robert Emmett White

Robert (Bob) Emmett White, 99, formerly of Watertown, MA and Stamford, CT and a long term resident of Pinehurst, N.C. died on January 14, 2022, following a short illness.

Born on November 4, 1922 in Watertown, MA, Bob was the son of George E. and Mary (McCann) White.  Predeceasing him were his brothers Frederick, Edward, Charles, Richard and sister, Madeline.  His loving wife of 70 years, Patricia (Pat) Henry White died October 15, 2015 in Pinehurst.

Bob graduated schools in Watertown, MA and later attended Benjamin Franklin University and Boston University. He served the US Army entering October 1942 as a Special Agent for the Counter Intelligence Corp with an Honorable Discharge October, 1945.   

Bob was employed in Boston and New York by Armstrong Bros. Tool Co. of Chicago, IL. for over thirty-five years in Sales and Marketing. After 25 years in Connecticut, where Bob and Pat belonged to Stamford Yacht Club, they retired in 1986 to Pinehurst, NC and belonged to Pinehurst Country Club for over 30 years. Bob, an avid golfer, was a member of the Tin Whistles Golfing Society.

Always a sports fan, Bob played basketball, golf, tennis, platform tennis, bowling, and bridge.  After high school he played semi-pro hockey for Boston Bruins farm team. In later years, Bob and Pat traveled extensively with Collette Travel, where he was a Board Member for many years.

Surviving are daughter; Deborah White Murphy and husband, Dennis M Murphy, of Sarasota, FL and Frisco, CO; son, David Henry White and wife Mary Elizabeth White, of Stamford, CT; grandchildren; Scott Burg (Sarah) and great grandchildren Emmett, Isaac, and Olivia of Steamboat Springs, CO., Stephen Burg (Amy) and great grandchildren Maximus and Madeline of Lone Tree, CO., Erin White of New York City and Pierce White of Stamford, CT. 

Boles Funeral Home is serving the family in Pinehurst, NC and the Leo P Gallagher Funeral Service in Stamford, CT is arranging the interment service at Fairfield Memorial Park, Stamford, CT.  Burial will be Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1:30 pm at Fairfield Memorial Park with reception to follow at 3:00 pm at Stamford Yacht Club.

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