Dorothy E. White, 96, of Savona, passed away peacefully at home on February 14, 2020.
Dorothy E. White, 96, of Savona, passed away peacefully at home on February 14, 2020. She was born June 2, 1923 to Hazel and Charles Pruden of Corning, NY. She then moved to Bradford, NY where she graduated high school while also being the primary caregiver and provider for her younger siblings. She married Delbert White in 1942. She was postmaster in Savona, NY for 35 years before she retired. In retirement she worked at the Kmart in Painted Post where she was awarded Associate of the Year in 1997. She was a member of the Savona Volunteer Fire Dept Auxillary as well as the 20th Century Club. She enjoyed baking and her pies were picture perfect. She loved her family and her home unconditionally and took pride in hosting the entire extended family to an amazing dinner every Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was a dedicated fan of the Atlanta Braves. And always put everyone else’s happiness before her own.
Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Hazel and Charles Pruden, her husband Delbert White, brothers Stuart Pruden, Charles (Sandra) Pruden, Harold Pruden and her sister Wilma (James) Empey. She is survived by her brother Richard Pruden, her sister Doris (Alfred) Ruiz, her daughters, Pam (Sam) Rodbourn and Debby (Robert) Larrabee. Dorothy is also survived by her very special friend Warren (Ruby) Thompson, grandchildren Tom Rodbourn, Tammy (Kyle) Kropp, Tonya (Matt) Parmelee, Tina (Jared) Broderick, and Leilani (Shaun) Ruiz, great-grandchildren Timothy (Danielle) Kropp, Samantha (Al) Kropp, Garrett Kropp, London Parmelee, Maris Parmelee and Mayleigh Johnson. Great-great grandchildren Lola Coots, Darby Coots, Evan Broderick, Griffin Broderick, Eliana Kropp and Charlotte Kropp.
Family and friends gathered at Bond-Davis Funeral Home on February 22, 2020. Burial followed immediately after in Seamens Cemetery in Savona. In lieu of flowers family is asking donations be sent in Dorothy’s name to Savona Volunteer Fire Department, 17 McCoy St. Savona, NY 14879.