My uncle, Raymond J. White, served in the Navy July 22, 1950 to Sept. 9, 1960.
Promotions - FA, SA, SN, TM3, TM2, FT2, FT1s
Stationed at - USS Prairie (AD15), USS Sea Fox (55402), USNTC SD, USS SEGONDO (SS398), USS AMMEN DD527 NAYSTA KWEST FLA USSTREX (SS482), USS Theodore Roosevelt (SSNB600)
Combat Duty - Korea
Citations and awards - Good Conduct, China Service Japanese Occupation, UN, Korean war, cold war and Korean nuc.
Raymond was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Hawthorne,Calif., to Ephraim (Emmit) M. White and Rebecca Irene Smith White; he was the youngest of siblings Ida May, Paul, Richard, James and Ruth (all of whom passed before him). He grew up in Hawthorne. He married Muriel Jane Van Bortel on June 13, 1958, in Palmyra, N.Y. (no children). He had four nephews and eight nieces (10 surviving).
Raymond's obit from The Sun (Port Charlotte, Fla.):
Raymond J. White, 73, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Deep Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Hawthorne, Calif., to Emmett and Irene White.
Mr. White served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and received his master's degree in statistical data from Long Beach University. Raymond owned and operated AAA Ice Company in Alameda, Calif., before moving to Punta Gorda in 1999 from Harbor City, Calif. He was a member of American Legion Post 103 and enjoyed working with computers and writing nonfiction.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Muriel; a brother, Richard White of San Jose, Calif.; two nephews; and four nieces.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2005, at American Legion Post 103 in Punta Gorda.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Kays-Ponger Funeral Home of Punta Gorda is in charge of arrangements