Richard White, 79, of Temperance, Mich., passed away at his home on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Dick was a devoted father and grandfather, and enjoyed playing Euchre with his friends on Friday nights. He was passionate about his Detroit Tigers and Michigan Wolverines, and enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling.
He graduated from Frewsburg Central in Frewsburg, N.Y., and was treasurer of his senior class. He was a three year starter on the basketball and baseball teams. Dick enjoyed coaching his son Ken's Little League team at Keyser Elementary and was one of the founders of the Keyser Booster Club.
He was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Elva and Maynard White. He worked as a salesman for Sun Oil Company and Pitney Bowes.
Dick was honorably discharged after having served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1955, 3rd Army, Fort Bragg, N.C. He was a member of the Arthur Daly American Legion and a past commander.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Elva and Maynard; and his sister, Barbara. Left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Sandy; son, Ken (Laurie); sister, Sue Lamb of Jamestown, N.Y.; grandchildren: Alyssa, Greg and Rebecca White; and four nieces.
Cremation has taken place. Friends may gather from 4 p.m. until a memori-al service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. at Merkle Funeral Service, 9156 Summit St., Erie, Mich. (734) 848-5185.
Memorials are suggested to the Arthur Daly American Legion, P.O. Box 8246 Toledo, Ohio 43605. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort, share a photo, or make a donation by visiting and then selecting the Online Tributes page.