Vincent B. "Skip" White

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Mr. Vincent Bernard "Skip" White (retired CDR. U.S. Navy) of Montgomery, Texas, died peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2015, with family at his side. Skip was born in Summerhill, Pennsylvania on December 2, 1929 and later moved to Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lower Merion High School, Skip enlisted in the Navy and with his interest and aptitude for aviation qualified for flight school. During the Korean War, he served in VS-37 aboard the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116), was a flight instructor, and then met and married (Lt.) Betty White. As a career Naval Aviator, Skip, Betty and family traveled to many duty stations. After retiring in 1974, Skip and Betty continued to travel extensively. While residing in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Skip opened a bicycle shop, served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and was active in civic affairs. Skip was an avid, talented golfer and he and Betty relocated to Hilton Head, then Aiken, South Carolina before settling in Texas. Skip was a voracious reader and possessed a wide range of interests that included computers, electronics, and woodworking; he could build or repair just about anything. Skip is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty; children Caryn Stedman and Mark White; grandchildren Andrea and Matthew Ferrucci; sister Lydia Becotte; and an extended family of five nieces and four nephews. The family extends a sincere thank-you to the staff at Silver Hills Assisted Living for their compassionate care of Skip in recent years and to the Montgomery County Sheriff Department, EMTs and Conroe Regional Medical staff who tried valiantly to revive him. Services will be scheduled at a later date.

Published on from Sept. 14 to Sept. 27, 2015
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