~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, (NWA) Capt. William Burns White
February 18, 1935 ~ August 5, 2018
Belated notice, and as noted in the Nov/Dec 2018 ALPA Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam columns .... the passing of retired (NWA) pilot Captain William B. White. Captain White’s obituary may be viewed online at
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~ Carol for the PCN
ALPA White, William B, Captain in Aug 2018 Dec-18
William Burns White, born Feb. 18, 1935, in Miami, Florida, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
He grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Ridgefield High School in 1952 and then attended Rutgers University on an athletic scholarship. He was a member of ROTC, and after graduation in 1956, continued on to serve nine years in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot. He was employed as a commercial airline pilot and retired as a captain after 26 years of service. He was an avid reader, loved hiking and exploring, and was a voracious collector of antiques.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel; and step-daughter Colleen.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbra White; daughters, Tara and Laura; son, Bill; step-daughter, Angela; grandchildren, Travis, Kelli, Samantha, Makena, Mandy, Alyssa, Cassy, Wesley, Ryan, Tyler, and Rachel; and great-grandson, Alaric. He will truly be missed, but will remain forever in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Childhelp, www.childhelp.org/donate.
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