OBITUARY: Eugene R. White
5/15/1931 – 6/20/2012
Eugene R. White died on June 20, 2012, joining our father in heaven, along with his parents, his brothers Billy, Dick White, and Dick Withee, and his eldest son, Eugene R. White, Jr. He passed away at the age of 81, after living with cardiovascular disease for 42 years. Gene was born in 1931 in Bangor, Maine. He graduated from Bangor High School, where he met his future wife, Lorraine Canning. Gene served in the army, where he achieved the rank of Captain. Following military service, he returned to the University of Maine, obtaining degrees in physics and mathematics. Gene’s family followed him around the country, as he worked on special assignments for General Electric over a twenty year period. He worked on projects in nuclear energy, solar fuel cells (developed for NASA’s Gemini Project), and early computer technology. At the height of his career, Eugene White served as the CEO and Chairman of the board for Amdahl Corporation, a Fortune 500 computer company in California. He was loved and respected by those who worked with him. Gene inspired others with his integrity, his sincerity, and his positive (can-do) spirit. Gene and Lorraine, raised three children, Gene Jr., Chris, and Valinda. He is also survived by his sister, Dolores, his daughters-in-law, Tamara and Lauri, son-in-law Eric West, and his nine grandchildren, Rob (Eugene R. III), Jason, Lindsay, Sean, Kyla, Brianne, Leah, Lucas, and Eva. Gene loved to travel and to celebrate life with family and friends. Always at his side, Lorraine was his best friend and dancing partner for 64 years. Gene’s generosity and kindness was felt by all. He had a passion for helping young people to achieve their dreams. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, NV, on July 7th at 11am. A celebration will follow at the house of his daughter, Valinda. Condolences can be sent to P.O.Box 133, Glenbrook, NV, 89413. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor Gene’s memory by donating to a favorite charity or by helping someone in need. His family and friends feel blessed to have enjoyed Gene’s passion for life over so many years.