Harvey White
1925 - 2018
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White, Harvey
July 31, 1925 - July 4, 2018
Harvey Age: 92
Died of: Brain Cancer
He was born July 31, 1925, in Boston, MA.
He attended Dartmouth College US Navy V-12 Officers Program. Commissioned 1944, Fighter Director Officer on aircraft carrier Cowpens. Served under Admiral Halsey in the Pacific Theater (Cowpens was awarded 16 Battle Stars).
He returned to Dartmouth College attending the Tuck School and graduated in 1946.
He married Dorothy Berkowitz in 1947.
Harvey is survived by his wife Judith and three children (spouses): Minna Rose (Marian Louise) of Prado, NM; Stanley Martin and Barbara Mesick of Noank, CT; and Dr. Edward Robert and Daria of Damariscotta, ME; and also by four grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons; two stepdaughters, spouses and four grandsons.
He was a pioneer in the aerosol industry where he founded Puritan Aerosol Corporation located in Cranston, RI which later became a division of Corn Products Corp. In later years he became a partner of the Rockefeller founded national investment banking firm, Clark Dodge. He helped found and became president of one of the earliest companies in the international bar code reading industry. He was a member of the honorary founding organization "AIPAC". For many years he was an investment banker and concentrated in his later years on investing new properties on creating new developments.
Throughout his life, he was an avid sportsman. In college, he stroked the heavyweight crew and was a member of the boxing club. As a skier, he enjoyed senior racing for many years. Throughout his life, he was an avid blue water sailor and navigator. He and his first wife Dorothy (who died in 2001) participated in the design (which became production models) and construction of several cruising/racing sailboats that won local and international races. He was a member of The Cruising Club of America, The New York Yacht Club, the Beverly Yacht Club (Past Commodore) of Marion, MA, and the Bay Club of Mattapoisett, MA.
He married Judith Gray White in 2003. Judith currently resides in Sarasota, FL.
A gathering of family and friends will be held in Marion, Massachusetts at a later date.
If one desires to make a donation in his name, donations can be made to Toby Hospital (43 High Street, Wareham, MA 02571) for the new emergency room project or Southeastern Guide Dogs (4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221).
Condolences may be left at www.wiegandbrothers.com


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Published in Herald Tribune from Jul. 7 to Jul. 8, 2018.
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July 31, 2019
Marian, Stan, Eddie, and Judy I was so sorry to hear yesterday of Harvey's death earlier this month. He was in some ways a second father to me, teaching me so much about sailing, racing, navigation, and seamanship. He also trusted me to take your precious White Caps to Florida one autumn and later made me a watch captain on the Marion to Bermuda Race in 1981. I always felt like an older brother to you kids. I will miss him greatly, but his legacy does live on in all of us. Please let me know when the gathering will be in Marion (508-748-0286). My love to you all.
Peter McDonald
August 15, 2018
Thank you Judy for stopping in to let us know about Harvey, as you've been in our thoughts & prayers. You both made our day every time you came in over the years with your genuine friendliness & laughter. I will certainly miss Harvey with his beautiful smile & friendly hello girls .
Kristine Watt- the ups store
August 14, 2018
I always looked forward to you and Judy heading back to Florida ! My favorite snowbirds. ❤ It seems appropriate that you passed on July 4th... such a celebration! I'll miss you! May you be in peace! All my love, sue ,the ups store
Suzanne Bancroft
July 18, 2018
The first time I met Harvey, I immediately liked him. Before the evening was over, I felt I had known him for ever. A man from Boston and one from the Ozarks, who both loved golf, good wine and country music. He was a fine man, and I consider myself lucky to have known him. Al Ellison, Springfield, MO
We met Harvey and Judy a few years ago on a cruise, and that was the beginning of a delightful friendship. We visited with them several times in Florida, and a fun trip to Nashville. There was never enough time to solve all the problems of the world.
We treasure the memories of good times spent with such special friends. We were blessed to known Harvey. He was a good man and will be missed
July 10, 2018
Harvey was one of a kind. He was very generous with his many boats. I was delighted to be asked to race to Bermuda,cruise to Maine, bachelor cruise in May.We played tennis and golf as well.We laughed a lot at our attempts to look good. He realized he had a great life and married two great gals.
Earl Briggs
July 9, 2018
I remember Harvey as a bigger than life person who laughed hard, worked hard and played hard. My thoughts and prayers to Ed, Daria, Adam and the rest of the family during this time. He loved his family and that is the key to his long and happy life! Love

Maureen Dodge
July 8, 2018
A Tribute to Harvey White. The Greatest Generation, a book written by Tom Brokaw, profiles those who went off to war in the 1940's to defend our country against tyranny and then return home to create an economy that had never been seen before. Harvey White was indeed a member of the Greatest Generation. Harvey served our country as a Naval Officer, in combat, in the Pacific. When the war ended he became an innovative businessman, entrepreneur, and banker. Harvey became a dear friend. We always found him to be honest, loyal, and entertaining willing to tell things the way they were. Harvey, you will be greatly missed by all. We wish you fair winds and following seas. Sincerely, Dori and Bill Cahill
Bill Cahill
July 8, 2018
I miss the days we played tennis. Harvey could beat you mentally as he would intimidate in a very funny way. We would laugh as hard as we played because Harvey's competitiveness was contagious.
We will miss you Harvey,
Jim Feeney
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