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Rev. Lawrence White

Mar. 9, 1918 - Jan. 23, 1998

Rev. Lawrence R. White, CSV died In Tucson, Arizona, on January 23, 1998. Father White was 79 years old.

Larry White was born in Edina, Missouri on September 3, 1918.  He entered the Viatorian Novitiate in 1940 and pronounced his First Vows on January 25, 1941.  He graduated from DePaul University in 1943 and received an M.A. in education from DePaul University in 1952.  After theological studies at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Larry was ordained a priest on May 17, 1947.  Father White then began a long career in Catholic Secondary Education – first, at St. Philip High School in Chicago, followed by the Spalding Institute in Peoria, St. Patrick High School in Kankakee, Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas and Alleman High School in Rock Island.  Father White was Principal at Gorman from 1969 to 1971.  After many years in the education apostolate, he then began a career as a hospital chaplain, serving many years at St. Joseph Hospital in Tucson, Arizona.

In accord with his wishes, Father White was cremated.  The Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Joseph Church in Tucson, Arizona on Wednesday, January 28, 1998 at 7:00 p.m.  Another Mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Joseph Church in Edina, Missouri on Friday, January 30, 1998 at 11:00 a.m.  Burial was in the White Family Plot in Edina.

Father White was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Catherine, his brothers, Joseph, Thomas, Leo and Jerome and his sisters, Bernadette, Margaret and Geneva.  He is survived by his brother Harold White and by nieces and nephews.

I ask each local community to remember Father White in your prayers and to gather together in your local communities to remember him in Eucharist.

Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community, January 26, 1998, from the Provincial, Rev. Robert M. Egan, CSV