Ralph “Duke” White

Ralph "Duke" White

Ralph “Duke” White of Missouri City, Texas, formerly of Clymer, N.Y., passed away at home on Dec. 22, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He was born to Clifford and Ruth King White in French Creek, N.Y., on June 22, 1932.

He was a graduate of Clymer Central School. He had been a member of the Mayville, N.Y. Fire Department, Mayville School Board and Mayville United Methodist Church. He worked for GLF/Agway retiring as plant manager.

He was an avid sports fan and coached Little League baseball. The Red Sox and Ted Williams in particular were “his” team. He supported the Texans, Rockets and Astros after moving to Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Goggin White; and children: Jeffrey L. (Marie) White of Angola, N.Y., Gwyn M. (James) Welsh of Missouri City, Texas, and Gregory R. (Connie) White of Santa Rosa, Calif. He leaves behind six grandchildren: Elizabeth (Mitchell) Bauer, Katherine (Gian) Dell’Oso, James (Cayla) Welsh, Kaitlyn Welsh, Emily White and Addie White; and two great-grandchildren: Luca Bauer and Duke Dell’Oso.