Obituary for William H. White of Pinehurst

William H. White, 96, of Pinehurst, passed away at FirstHealth Hospice House on Sunday, May 14, 2023, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Freeport, NY on May 5, 1927. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Austine White and his two sons William White (Elizabeth) of Freeport NY and Geoffrey White (Lisa) of Clearwater Beach FL, grandchildren Brian White, Lauren White (Ryan), Jennifer Juers (Connor). He was predeceased by his brother Robert White.

He graduated from Freeport High School in 1945, and served in the Army Air Corp before attending Colgate University where he graduated in 1950. He owned an insurance agency before becoming Mayor of Freeport, NY in 1973 where he served for 12 years. He is an honorary Captain of Truck Co. #1 of the Freeport Fire Department.

Over his lifetime he was a civic leader, an Eagle scout and spent summers as a lifeguard at Jones Beach State Park on Long Island, NY. He was also an avid sailor and fisherman.

In 1989 he and Austine retired to Pinehurst, NC where he

 enjoyed golf and serving his community as a Hospice Volunteer well into his 90s.

Services to be held in Freeport, NY

Memorial donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care 150 Applecross Road Pinehurst, NC 28374.

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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