Obituary of Barbara A. White
Barbara Ann Stevens White, 86, resident of Pulaski, passed peacefully Feb 17, 2021 at Menorah Park nursing home, Syracuse, NY. She was born to Orville and Eleanor Mae (Rose) Stevens of Orwell, Oct 6, 1934 Pulaski, NY. Barbara graduated from Sandy Creek High School and Bryant and Stratton technical school with a 4.0 as a Medical Secretary. She worked as a telephone operator in Utica, secretary at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and medical secretary in Syracuse, NY with The Hartford Ins Co. She also had home businesses as a ceramic’s instructor, The Way Inn Bed and Breakfast and various home selling parties including Home Interiors. She married Donald White in 1956 in Maryland. Resided in the Baltimore and Edgewood areas where her seven children were born before returning to NY state and settling in Pulaski, NY.
Barb loved music and singing. Among her favorites were Dr Zhivago, the Pink Panther movies and composer Henry Mancini. People remember her beautiful voice at church and in singing around the home. Her Christian faith was paramount. She was a leader in starting Bible studies, prayer groups and was the president of Pulaski Women's Aglow. She loved to travel and was an agent in Mesa, Arizona. A highlight of hers was the Pasadena Rose Bowl parade. Those who knew her well loved her hugs and hospitality.
Surviving are her 3 daughters Sandra Greenwood (Mark Marani) of Vernon, NY, Donna (Bob) Phillips of Pulaski, Wendy (Mike) Chavarria of Pulaski, two sons Brian (Becky) White of St Augustine, FL and Matthew White of Phoenix, Arizona, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Donald Lee White in 2014 and sons Lloyd Wayne White in 2018 and Eric Paul White in December 2020.
A joint memorial service will be held Barbara and her son Eric, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17th at the Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski with burial in Pulaski Cemetery.