William W. White Jr.

July 15, 1961October 27, 2012

WHITE, William W. “Bill” of Scituate, died Saturday, October 27, 2012, after a brief illness, at the age of 51. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (Gasbarro), a son Oscar Chappelle of Scituate; his sister, Patricia White and her husband Richard Martin of New York City; and his step-children Grace and Billy Curry of Cohasset and many friends. Beloved son of the late William W. White, Sr and Jacqueline (Herel) White. Brother of the late Jacqueline McCarthy.

Bill grew up in Scituate and graduated from Scituate High School in 1979. He studied animation at The Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey and worked as an animator, cartoonist and caricaturist for over 30 years. He has contributed artwork and stories to many comic book publishers, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, Harvey Comics, Walt Disney Publishing, and many more. He has illustrated the adventures of famous characters including Donald Duck, Roger Rabbit, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Richie Rich, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and many others. He also had a comic book featuring his own characters, Kaptain Keen and Kompany (Vortex Comics), which ran for six issues and was optioned for television in 1986. In the animation field, Bill worked for Spümcø (for the animated series The Ren and Stimpy Show), Walt Disney Feature Animation, and DiC Entertainment (for the animated series Inspector Gadget). He has also done extensive work in the advertising and publishing fields, most notably as an artist for “Building 19” from 2000-2008 and has traveled throughout the United States doing caricatures at private parties and corporate events. He was a talented amateur actor and frequently appeared in community theater productions around the South Shore.

Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, Nov. 1st at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd, Scituate from 4PM – 8PM. Funeral from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, on Friday, Nov. 2nd at 9AM followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St, Scituate at 10AM. Burial will be private.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2012

William W. White Jr.

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November 7, 2012

Bill's kindness will live on in the hearts of all of us lucky folks, whose lives were made better because of him. May peace surround his family at this truly sad time.

Sheila Sackett (O'Brien)

November 4, 2012

I was so saddened to here of Bill's passing. He was truly one of a kind--his unique wit and talent made my high school years much more fun! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Lorna O'Connor

November 3, 2012

Bill was an amazing artist and such a musical talent. Remember we were all in young people's summer theatre together? My deepest sypathies are with you and your family. Paul worked with Bill for quite a few years at Building #19 too.

November 3, 2012

Please accept my hearfelt sympathy for the loss of your Bill. He was a funny and talented man. I met him at the Cohasset Dramatic Club and remember many happy times on and off the stage. He will be missed.
With Love and Prayers,
Diane J. Murphy
Weymouth MA

Jessica McDonald

November 2, 2012

I am deely saddened to learn that the world has lost such a unique and sensitive soul. Acting with Bill was always pure joy and although his sardonic wit kept me in stitches, I was also moved by the innate sweetness that despite his attempts to minimize or deflect, somehow always shone through. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, as they grieve his passing. May you find peace in your memories of him and joy in remembering the laughter he brought to so many. Peace, Bill, and love.

Betsy Crawford

November 2, 2012

To Sharon, Grace, Billy, and all Bill's friends and family:
I am so disheartened to hear about this loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill White was one of the funniest, most amazing people I have ever met. He was a friend to all and always had a way to lighten everyone's spirits. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Ellen McCarty

November 2, 2012

Sharon, my thoughts and prayers are with you dear friend. Sending you much love and comfort.

Lauren Noble-Piacentini

November 2, 2012

Dear Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless!

Ed DiMarzio

November 2, 2012

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have always admired and enjoyed Bills work and his company. Our thoughts and prayers will be with Bills loved ones.

November 2, 2012

Hi Patricia, my sincere love and prayers go out to you and your family on the untimely death of your Brother Billy, He was very dedicated to give his mother, Jacquie. He gave his very best he could each day to make her last days memorable. He expressed his love for others through his artistry and made a very lasting impression on all of us who had the chance to meet him. Jay Brabazon (Norwell, MA)