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David E. White


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David E. White Obituary
DAVID E. WHITE Because God had need of another Master Carpenter, David quietly left this world on April 17, 2014 for a gentler, kinder place. Born July 11, 1950 in Akron, Ohio, he lived most of his life in Hemet, CA. He was a 1968 graduate of Hemet High School and served in the Air Force in Viet Nam. David was known as a gifted builder throughout the valley and in the Idyllwild community, working first with his dad, Bob, then on his own. He helped build much of Living Free Animal Sanctuary where he lived and worked for many years. Later, he became Construction Supervisor for the Hemet-San Jacinto Habitat for Humanity affiliate. He led volunteers in the construction of nine homes for deserving families, but he was most proud of the lasting friendships he made with those families and volunteers. A man of rare integrity, he made you want to be the best person you could be. He made a difference. David is survived by his mother, Betty White; son Josh White (Danielle); daughter Sarah Wright (Philip); sisters Linda White, Susan McLavey and Cindy White; brother Rob White (Andrea Merrill); grandchildren Layla and Lily White and Grant Wright; niece Melissa Mercer (Travis), (grandniece Kendall and grandnephew Cody); nephew Brian McLavey and long-time companion Shela Boynton. Honoring David's wishes, no services will be held. His ashes will be scattered privately where they will remain part of the beauty and peace of the mountain he so loved. In his memory, consideration may be given to Living Free Animal Sanctuary and/or the Hemet-San Jacinto Habitat for Humanity affiliate. More than anything, David would appreciate it if we all treated each other with a little more kindness and respect.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 25, 2014
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