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Donald J. White

February 26, 1950 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 71)


Donald Jesse White, 71, of Turbotville, PA passed away on July 10, 2021.

Born February 26, 1950, in Watertown, NY, the son of the late Beula Shirley White and the late Jesse Ellis White of Pulaski, NY. He was the husband of Kathy Marie White (née Sweigard). They shared 40 years of marriage together.

He attended Pulaski Academy and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Agricultural Engineering. He was employed by Deere and Company (John Deere) for nearly 30 years as a Territory Service Manager for the Syracuse, NY and Columbus, OH branches. Later he worked at Deere as a Dealer Technical Assistance Advisor in Moline, IL. After retirement, he worked part-time for 12 years at Valley Ag & Turf, a John Deere Dealer, in Watsontown, PA supporting various roles.

He was an avid tractor enthusiast and belonged to several local tractor clubs. His hobbies included gardening, snowmobiling, and camping. He will be remembered as a loving husband and caring father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; children Pamela Miller (Jason) of Watsontown, PA and Eric White (Jennifer) of Sterling, VA; sister Jean W. Rautio (James) of Phoenix, NY; grandchildren Trenton Miller and Emilie Miller of Watsontown, PA; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St, Turbotville, PA 17772 on Friday, July 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 17 at The Word of Life Chapel, 27 Fellowship Dr, Halifax, PA 17032 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampion Blvd Williamsport, PA 17701 or Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Avenue, Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville.  To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit

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July 16, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville
207 Broadway Street
Turbotville, PA 17772

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