Alan Richard White August 25, 2021 Alan Richard White, formerly of Horseheads, N.Y. and Chittenango, N.Y., died on August 25, 2021 in Radford, Va. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol B. White; three children, David White of New York, N.Y., Jennifer White of Savannah, Ga., and Erin White of Greensboro, N.C.; a beautiful granddaughter; three siblings, Patricia Zimmerman of Buffalo, N.Y., Michele White of Clearwater, Fla., and Steven White of New York, N.Y.; and their families. Born in 1948 to Richard and Margaret White, Alan grew up in Horseheads, N.Y. He was an Eagle Scout and valedictorian of the class of 1966, and maintained several friendships from those years the rest of his life. He earned his B.S. Engineering from Princeton University in 1970, and had a career in mechanical engineering that lasted more than 40 years, including nearly two decades with Gardner Denver (formerly Hoffman Air & Filtration) in Syracuse, N.Y. Alan was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church USA, and he served in many roles for the congregations where he worshiped. He was an avid hiker and runner, and always actively involved in the community. Many people knew him as a volunteer, fan, leader, coach, director, or simply for his friendliness, sense of humor and positive attitude. On a daily basis he made this world a better place and he will be missed greatly. Memorial plans and online condolences can be viewed/shared via Mullins Funeral Home, Radford, Va. (www.mullinsfuneralhome.com
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Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Sep. 10 to Sep. 12, 2021.