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Ralph A. White, 82, of Kenmore and St. Petersburg, Fla., a World War II veteran and former police officer and security guard, died Thursday (Sept. 25, 1998) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

Born in East Longmeadow, Mass., he was a Town of Tonawanda police officer from 1950 to 1955. After that he was a security officer for the General Motors Chevrolet engine plant on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda for 30 years before his retirement.

White served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of the GM Golf League, the Sheridan Golf Club and the GM Retirees Group.

He was married to the former Ethel M. Sullivan for 52 years before her death in February.

Survivors include two sons, David A. of Chicago, Ill., and Richard of Williamsville; a daughter, Deborah Mosier of Williamsville; two brothers, Henry of Depew and James of Pineville, La.; four sisters, Lorraine Thomas of Tonawanda, Arlene Hoffman of Amherst, Yvonne Graham of Florida and Eleanore Cameron of Depew; and seven grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Monday in the St. John Neuman Chapel of St. John the Baptist Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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