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Jesse MacDonald White, 92, of Palm Coast, Florida passed away on December 3, 2012 at the Sterling House Assisted Living. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday, December 5, 2012 )from 1:00 pm until the Prayer Service at 7:00 pm at the Lohman Funeral Home Palm Coast, 220 Palm Coast Pkwy, SW. Visitation will also be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 10:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway. Entombment will immediately follow at Deltona Memorial Gardens. Jesse was born in Galveston, Texas and raised in New York City. After High School, he enlisted in the Coast Guard and served as a Merchant Marine during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge, Jesse was employed by the City of NY Dept. of Sanitation. After his retirement, Jesse moved with his wife Josephine to Palm Coast. Here they became members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Jesse was a quiet and kind man who enjoyed and cherished spending time with his family. He loved the opera and dancing, especially the Polka. Jesse's passion though was anything and everything maritime and he loved telling stories about the role played by the Merchant Marines during World War II. Another favorite pass time of Jesse's was watching the famous Benny Hill Show. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Ruth White and his first wife Lucy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Josephine White; daughters Geraldine Simmons (George) of Ormond Beach, and Rosemarie White of New Rochelle, NY; grandsons Michael Simmons (Jamie), Marc Simmons, Brian Simmons (Bridgette); great-grand-children Rebecca, Alexis, Joe, Adyson, Isabella, and Michael Jr. Donations in Jesse's name may be made to Vitas Hospice. Condolences may be shared with the family online at


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Lohman Funeral Home
220 Palm Coast Parkway Southwest
Palm Coast, FL 32137
(386) 615-1100
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012
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