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Anthony White

1949 - 2018
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Anthony G. (Tony) White

August 3, 1949 - June 30, 2018

Long time Bay Area legal aid attorney Tony White, passed away peacefully on June 30th, surrounded by family and friends, after suffering a stroke while visiting family on the east coast. He was 68. Everyone who knew Tony will miss him tremendously.

A dedicated legal services attorney, Tony helped social justice organizations throughout California use technology to advance the causes of their clients and movements. Following an extensive career with California Rural Legal Assistance, Tony served as Bay Area Legal Aid's Director of Law and Technology for over 15 years and always played a critical role supporting the causes of their clients.

Tony was a dedicated political activist, constantly sending emails on the latest important issues. He was a longtime member of the National Lawyers Guild, joining it his first year at Golden Gate University Law School. The Guild and the close friends he met through it, were extremely important to Tony throughout his life. Tony's commitment to his family and to political action came together through his work in the organization Parenting in the Nuclear Age (PINA), which sought to help parents talk to their children about war, racism, sexism, poverty, and other difficult topics.

Nothing was more important to Tony, however, than his family. He is survived by his dear wife of 40 years, Maribeth Riday, their loving sons Coreal, Tobias and Jordan, daughters-in-law Briana and Lisa, grandchildren Boden, Lucinda and Audrey, siblings Amy, Andy, Molly, Tacey, Samantha, Michael and Nick and hundreds of friends who cherished Tony including his 8 fellow Men's Group members with whom he met twice a month for 36 years!

A memorial service will be held for Tony on Sunday August 12 at 2:00 PM at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley. A reception will follow. Donations may be made in Tony's honor to: Our Children's Trust www.ourchildrenstrust.org and The Mindful Life Project www.mindfullifeproject.org. Condolences, memories, etc can be left on-line at legacy.com.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from July 29 to July 31, 2018
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