Bernard White, 71, of Orange, died Saturday, July 23, at his home.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Born in Orange, on March 1, 1940, Bernard was the son of Joanna (Burch) and George Dewey White, Sr. He served in the US Marines and worked as a mechanic until his retirement from DuPont. A member of the American Legion, Bernard loved hunting and guns, and he was an excellent archer and a great cook. He had a good sense of humor and was very social, but most of all, he loved his family.
Preceded in death by his parents, Bernard is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Mary Jo White of Orange; daughters, Sydney Moreau and husband David, and Mandy White-Rogers and husband Ray, all of Orange; son, Kevin B. White of Houston; grandchildren, Mallory Adams, Matt Murphy, Tiffany Moreau, Cory Moreau, Lindsey Bryan, Sheridan Rogers, and Karly Rogers; and great-grandchildren, Layden and Camden Adams.
He is also survived by his brothers, George D. White of Brusley, LA, Louis C. White of Orange; sister, Violet M. Sparks of Orange; and numerous close cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family.
Serving as Pallbearers will be David Moreau, Ray Rogers, Kevin White, Cory Moreau, Matt Murphy, and Randy Sparks. Honorary Pallbearers will be J.T. Richard, Melvin Hogan, Phillip Daryl Marshall, Kenneth Ballard, Jerry Authement, and James Thornal.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.