Walter I. White, Jr, 77, of Claremont, NH, passed away at home with his wife by his side on December 1, 2018.
Walter was born in Middletown, CT, on May 11, 1941 to the late Walter White Sr and Marion Robb White. He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.
He worked on his grandfather’s farm, Pleasant View Dairy, until he graduated and eventually went to work at Thomaso’s Construction Co. in Plainville, CT. He was laid off during the winter months every year, which was perfect for him because he liked to ski. He skied at several mountains in New England, his favorite being Okemo Mountain in VT, where he won several medals. He was a ski patrolman at Powder Ridge in CT, Hunter Mountain in NY and at Coronet Peak in New Zealand. Walter also played tennis and racquetball. He was a volunteer Fireman on the Westfield, CT Fire Department.
He loved Nascar and personally knew some of the drivers. He followed
local racing, especially the modified class, working in the pits with
local drivers. He was a big fan of the Patriots and Red Sox and enjoyed
going to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos.
Walter was President of the Congress of Claremont Senior Citizens, Treasurer of the local AARP and former Treasurer of the Claremont Senior Center. For a short time, he delivered Meals on Wheels for the Sullivan County Meals Program. He volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Drives in Claremont. He was treasurer and all-around helper of the annual Claremont Senior Center Car Show, helping where ever he was needed.
He worked as a driver trainer and delivery man for a few propane gas
companies, retiring after 23 years of service. While employed for the
gas companies, he was entered in “truck rodeo’s” for District, State and
National competitions. He took third place in the National event in
Long Beach, CA.
Walter met his wife, Judith Holmes in January of 1977 and they were married in December of 1978 in Springfield, VT, and were blessed with nearly 42 years together. Upon saying “I do”, he became Judy’s husband, a father and grandfather. He loved his new family dearly and always considered the children to be his own.
He was predeceased by his parents, and a daughter, Lynn Morin.
He is survived by wife, Judith; son, Wilfred Morin Jr; four
grandsons, Wade (Ana) Morin, Peter (Michelle) Jacob, Joseph Jacob and
Kevin Morin; great granddaughter, Kylee Marie Jacob; many nieces and
nephews; his brother, Douglas (Donna) White of CT and so many dear
friends, each meaning very much to him. We cannot forget the hugs for
all the ladies.
Walter was an all-around great guy and special person. Willing to
help when and where he was needed no matter the job. To know him, was to
love him- he will be greatly missed by all.
Per his wishes there will be no services.
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