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Fairhaven Memorial Services

27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA

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Chuck White

Passed away on August 27, 2020
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Chuck White, of Mission Viejo, California passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Wanda White; daughter Cathy Adams (Mark) of Baltimore, Maryland; fur baby Carley.

Chuck was preceded in death by father Charles White and mother Elizabeth White.

A celebration of life for Chuck will be held Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Following the celebration of life will be a celebration reception.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chuck's memory may be made to Pet Project Foundation, 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente, California 92672 US, http://www.petprojectfoundation.org/; and DAWG (Dedicated Animal Welfare Group), 27472 Capricho, Mission Viejo, California 92692 US, https://www.dawg.org/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.fairhavenmemorialservices.com for the White family.

  • FAMILY

  • Wanda White, Wife
  • Cathy Adams (Mark), Daughter
  • Charles White, Father (deceased)
  • Elizabeth White, Mother (deceased)
  • Carley, Fur Baby

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Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Celebration Reception

    Sunday, September 20, 2020

Memories

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Joyce Potter

September 20, 2020

Bob and I always enjoyed our yearly road trips to Scottsdale with Chuck and Wanda to see our SaveOn friends there. We had a lot of interesting and fun conversations in the car.

Mary Nawrot Casey

September 19, 2020

My deepest condolences. Chuck/"Dr. White" was a wonderful man and a good friend.

He was a very important part of my work-family life and will be greatly missed.

I was his secretary for over 20 years and he was always an easy
caring person to work for & with.

Love, Mary Nawrot-Casey

Linda Kempczenski

September 16, 2020

Leo and I have known Chuck for over 20 years here in Southern California. He was a wonderful man, and we always enjoyed our time together with Chuck. He will be remembered as a gentle soul. We will miss his warm hospitality and friendship. Thinking of Wanda in the days ahead.
Much Love,
Linda and Leo

Jack Macpherson

September 15, 2020

Lots of memories of Chuck who brought me to US from Canada. Most vivid are the memories of First Brands picnics. Sure we had burgers and brats but the best food was the roast ,turkey or pork which he cooked at home and carved at the picnic. Also he introduced me to soft shell crabs when we made our report in trips to HQ in Danbury .
May he rest in piece. He was a really fine gentleman.

Biography

Charles Evans White, Chuck as most knew him, was born in New York, New York. Chuck grew up and spent most of his childhood in Queens, New York.

Chuck earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Queens College. Queens College provided “free education” which enabled Chuck to attend. His family suffered great economic loss during the “Great Depression”, and that time had a lasting effect on his life and attitude toward social support programs. He earned his Master of Science degree and Doctorate from the University of Maryland. He majored in Physical Chemistry and minored in Physics and Organic Chemistry.

Chuck spent most of his career at Union Carbide, working the later years for First Brands when the company spun off several of its consumer brands. He was Director of Research and Development for Glad products and under his leadership, “Glad Lock” bags were brought to the market. Following his retirement from First Brands, he taught at Illinois State University. He was an Army Veteran, serving approximately two years.

Chuck and wife, Wanda, relocated to Southern California in 1997. Chuck eagerly embraced the move and supported Wanda in her new position at SAVON Drugs. He was a welcome attendee at many company events and was known for his friendliness, his interest in others and his ability to converse with everyone on many topics. He read the LA Times thoroughly and stayed current on all news and politics. Newspapers were saved after vacations for his “catching up” on important events and news that might have been written in his absence.

An excellent cook and host, Chuck enjoyed having friends and neighbors at his home. He liked china, silver and crystal and even in his “bachelor” days would set a stunning table for some of his elaborate meals. In addition to cooking, Chuck was interested in photography and cameras. He spent idle time reading photography magazines, books and even considered becoming a professional photographer in his teenage years.

Very important in Chuck’s life were his pets. Lucky, a wire-haired terrier, and his first furry friend, followed him home from a park in New York. Trevor, Parker and currently Carley were the next dogs to benefit from Chuck’s love and dedicated care. He adored them and they worshipped him.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Wanda, his daughter Cathy and husband Mark and his fur baby Carley. Chuck enjoyed life and people and was a wonderful and supportive husband for Wanda. He always made sure Cathy was taken care of and had her best interests at heart. Everyone will remember Chuck as being such “a great guy.” He will be missed by all who knew him and enjoyed time with him.

Celebration of life will be at Fairhaven Memorial Services on Sunday, September 20th, at 3:00 PM with Jill Lloyd officiating as celebrant. Following Chuck’s life celebration, there will be a reception. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, attendance will be by invitation only.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chuck's memory may be made to Pet Project Foundation, 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente, California 92672 US, http://www.petprojectfoundation.org/; and DAWG (Dedicated Annimal Welfare Group), 27472 Capricho, Mission Viejo, California 92692 US, https://www.dawg.org/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.fairhavenmemorialservices.com for the White family.

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