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OCTOBER 16, 1942 - DECEMBER 20, 2020 Rodney Ernest White of Lake Elsinore, California, passed on December 20, 2020, of complications from COVID-19. Rod was born October 16, 1942, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Fred E. and Mary J. (Packham) White. In the early 50s the family moved west and settled in Torrance, where Rod attended Walteria Elementary School before graduating from South High (Class of 1961). Rod joined the City of Torrance in 1966 and retired in 2002, serving 36 years in the Sanitation and Streets departments. He was always a friendly, chatty guy and knew many residents on his trash truck and street sweeper routes. In 1973 he met the former Wanda Glasgo, the woman who would become his "third time's the charm" - and with whom he would spend the next 46 years. Since 1979, Rod and Wanda have called Lake Elsinore, California, home. Rod was preceded in death by his parents, his younger brother DeWayne, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends - so we know he is in good company today. Those of us left to miss him are his wife Wanda; his children Roger (of Las Vegas, NV), Sheri Brant (of Redmond, OR), Phillip (of San Diego), Brianna (of Moreno Valley CA) - and Christopher, Lonnie, Dean and Sandi (all of Lake Elsinore); along with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Dec. 27, 2020.
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December 27, 2020
I am sad to read the passing of my friend Rodney. We were classmates at Walteria Elementary and South High. So many great memories. We have lost an outstanding man. Terry Fitzpatrick, class of 1962.
Terry Fitzpatrick
December 27, 2020
Awesome guy to have known through work at C.O.T. Brought a smile to anyone he talked to. R.I.P. my friend. Jim Hatrak
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