Walter F. White, 70, Hogansburg passed away Dec. 13 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Walter was born July 10, 1942 in Massena, the son of Elwood and Evelyn (Deragon) White.
He attended and graduated from St. Lawrence Central School in Brasher Falls, and entered the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era following in the footsteps of his father and brothers. He worked for Cappione Distributor and Akwesasne Library Museum Cultural Center. He also worked for Ohserase Manufacturing until the time of his stroke in October 2002.
On November 4, 1967 he married Patricia Garrow at St. Regis Catholic Church in St. Regis, Quebec.
He was a member of Andrew W. Cook American Legion Post #1479, and the St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens.
He was an avid baseball player in his younger years, having been nicknamed “Shoestring”.
Walter is survived by his wife Patricia; his children, Katrina and husband Dennis F. Armstrong, Tina and husband Mathew J. Langdon, Brendan F. White, Jason M. White and companion Marion Mitchell, Kimberly and husband Clinton S. Atkins, all of Hogansburg. He was a loving grandfather of 19 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Legault in 1994 and three brothers, Elwood Jr. in 1966, Robert in 1996, and Bruce in 2002.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hogansburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Brasher. Friends and family may call Saturday, Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sun. Dec. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at The Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.phillipsmemorial.com.