Norman Monroe White, 80, of Carbondale, passed away in early December with dignity and strength. He was surrounded by his loving family including his beloved wife Nancy Lynch White of 62 years.
He is also survived by his daughter Debra Karen White-Oakley, his son-in-law Willard Oakley and his twin grandsons; Jesse Norman; Jarrett Willard and grand-daughter Shelly; His son Lawrence Kevin White and his children Joshua and Justin and great granddaughter Bailey Cinamella. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Lisa and his grand-daughter Danielle.
Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Rupert and Rhoena Sprague White. He was the son in law and proceeded in death by John and Lorraine Trotter Lynch. His brothers Rupert, William, Warren, Clifford and infant sister Amy have also passed away before him. He is survived by his sister, Joyce Martin and many nieces and nephews.
Norman attended Girard College in Philadelphia. He then started his career in the NYC metropolitan area; came home and worked for Francis Kavulich at Clifford Motors. He was a lifelong member of the community with deep family roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Norman worked in Carbondale for Sears and Holt Lumber Company and was an independent contractor and builder/real estate entrepreneur, owning and refurbishing a number of properties throughout the area.
Norman had an accepting and easy going outlook on life and he greatly loved his family. Whether it was teaching his grandchildren to drive stick shift or letting them help rebuild his favorite riding lawnmower, he greatly cherished his time mentoring his grandchildren on the world and how he lived it. He believed in truth and kindness. He loved singing and dancing to his favorite artists Patsy Cline and Hank Williams.
His creative spirit loved taking something and fixing it whether it be a beautiful car, a house or a piece of woodwork.
He will be dearly missed. God rest his soul. We ask you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.