Ramon "Ray" Earl White, 81, of Sandusky died peacefully Tuesday evening, March 30, 2010, in Stein Hospice following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Sandusky to Amos Gerald and Vera (Roesch). He was a 1946 graduate of Sandusky High School.
A World War II and Korean War veteran, he spent six years in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1954. Ray was a local banker, working at Third National Bank and Erie County Bank; he retired from Citizens Banking Co. in 1994. Ray was also a small business owner, Realtor and worked as a director of golf for Sawmill Creek Resort.
He was a member of Sandusky Jaycees and was active in the Jaycees Youth Golf Programs. Ray was Youth Baseball Coach for VFW Atom League and Perkins Little League, a past member of the Sandusky Rotary Club, and a former Perkins Township Clerk of Courts. He was also an avid golfer, starting as a caddy at Plum Brook Country Club in the early 1940s.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Lou (Monaghan); sons, Christopher (Carol) White of Sandusky and Scott (Amy) White of Saline, Mich.; daughter, Suzanne (David) Stuck of Sandusky; six grandchildren, Kelsey White of Bluffton College, Brittany White of The Ohio State University, John White of Saline, Grant White of Sandusky, and Andrew White and Emily White of Saline; sisters, Geraldine (Rodney) Wyse of Cedarville, Ohio, and Barbara White of Granville, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Ruth White of Kent, Ohio, and Sue White of Oak Harbor; brothers-in-law, Tom (Evelyn) Monaghan of Michigan and Bill (Judy) Monaghan of Sandusky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ray was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brothers, Donald and Robert.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The Rev. Mel Salyers, Stein Hospice, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Stein Hospice, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared with his family at grofffuneralhomes.com.