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William A White, 60, a life-long resident of Fort Ann, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, with his loving family by his side. Bill was born May 1, 1957, to Alpha Barras White and Jean Harlow Reynolds of Fort Ann. Bill was born May 1, 1957, to Alpha Barras White and Jean Harlow Reynolds of Fort Ann.
Bill would tell you his greatest accomplishments were his children. His daughter, Nicole White Eisenschmidt (husband Eric) and his son, Alpha Joseph White (wife Randi). AND his pride and joy: his grandchildren, Riley Jennifer Echeandia, Aidan Matthew Echeandia, and Sheridan Rose White, and step grandchildren, Sarah, Justin and Kristin Eisenschmidt. They proudly called him "Poppa." They were his Bean, Big Unit, and Scooter!
He attended and graduated from Fort Ann Central where he met his wife of 42 years, Pamela Flint White.
After graduation, he worked for Frank Parrish Trucking. Frank was a wonderful friend and father figure, not merely an employer.
On Oct. 10, 1981, Bill went to work as a Prison Guard at Great Meadow CF where he worked for 25 years. In his tenure there, Bill was an active member of Council 82, Local 1279 before becoming President of that Local. He served his members proudly before moving up to a Statewide board position for Council 82 which included Labor Relations Specialist and then Staff Representative.
He was a past member of the Fort Ann School Board.
After retiring, Bill started his own business, W.A. White Trucking. He was an owner/operator of heavy hauling, working exclusively for Peckham Materials Corp.
In addition to his Dad and Mom, he was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Lee White, and a beloved nephew, Mychael A. Flint.
Bill is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren; his brother Alpha Scott (wife Kathy) and sister Cathy Graham (Chuck), as well as many in-laws, Patricia Greene, Sandra Heath (Reggie), Kelly Hoard (Ray), Harry, Kim Winchell (John), and Amy Peque (Bob). Plenty of nieces and nephews, (Matthew/Kara Steves, Tara/Shane Cody, Lou/Erica Graham, Kate/Kara White, Jimmy, Jeff/Brit Greene, Melissa/Ed Moore, Krista Heath, Danny, Ryan/Ashley, Steven Sharp, Ashley/Tad, Erica, Megan Flint, Christopher/Laura Winchell, Keri/Tom Amend, Kait/Collin Stipe... along with many great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in his memory as he loved working in his yard; "On his off hours!" and donations may also be made to the Mychal Flint Memorial Fund, 112 Nicholson Rd.
Fort Ann, NY 12827.
Published on August 25, 2017
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