Dennis A. White

Dennis A. White

Dennis A. White, a loving husband and father of five, died on Friday, April 19, 2024. He was  77.
He was born in Niskayuna to Frank W. and Martha (née Sticht) White. He was the big brother to three sisters.

“Denny was a devoted husband and exceptional provider to his wife Mary (née Tallman), whom he married in 1975,” his family wrote in a tribute. “Together they filled their home with love and made family a priority.

“A lover of music, Denny began playing guitar at age 14 and led a band in high school, Denny and the Minute Rockers. Music played a huge role and he continued to entertain throughout his life, leading Blue Thunder Country Band in the 1980s, and later Rickety Rockers and Two’s Company. He offered his musical talents to the Berne Reformed Church, of which he was a member, by playing guitar preludes.

“In 1965, he graduated from Guilderland High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served as an instructor for six years. He then served proudly as a sergeant in the Air Force Reserve on and off until 1984.

“During that same time, he received a college education at Schenectady County Community College.

“Denny is remembered for his unique sense of humor, silly sayings, and love of packing tape. He was an avid collector and enjoyed spending time acquiring new items. A member of the Hilltown Seniors, Denny often played his guitar and sang at their parties.’’

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Dennis A. White is survived by his wife, Mary, and their children: William H. White (Kasey), Kemberly Palza (Johnny), Carl J. White (Annette), Scott A. White (Sarah), and Samantha S. Perret (Matthew). He is also survived by several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. 

He is survived, too, by three younger sisters: Eileen Bender (Ed), Kathy Cornell (Don), and Mindy Briggs.

A memorial service is being planned in June at the Berne Reformed Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital, Post Office Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438.

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