Neil White – Obituary from the Gainesville Sun

WHITE, NEIL LAWRENCE, 69 Gainesville – Dr. Neil Lawrence White, 69, resident of Gainesville, Florida, died Monday, August 11, 2014, in the North Florida Regional Medical Center, following an ongoing illness. Dr. White was born on January 25, 1945 in Midland, Michigan, to the late Halbert and Vivian Spear White. He received his Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University, and then his PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University. In 1973, Dr. White began his career in the Math Department at the University of Florida, where he spent the next 35 years, until his retirement in 2008. His interests were many, and varied, a member of the Gainesville Stamp Club, the Gainesville Bridge Club and the Alachua Astronomy Club, and the Gator Volleyball Attack Club; he was a volunteer for Guardian Ad Litem, and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Neil was an avid game player and especially enjoyed the 30 years he spent playing simulation baseball. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, David White in 1987. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary White; two sons, Jeffrey (Tracy) White, of Cumming, Ga., and Brian (Priscilla) White, of Malden, Mass.; one brother, Stephen (Betsy) White, of Armonk, N.Y.; a sister, Tricia (Dennis) Smith, of Los Angeles, Calif., and by two grandchildren, Zoë and McKenna White, both of Cumming, Ga. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of the ICU at North Florida Regional Medical Center for being kind and helpful. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 3:00 P.M., in the Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville.