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Richard T. White, Sr.

July 31, 1925 November 18, 2019
Richard T. White, Sr.
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Richard T. "Dick" White, Sr., age 94, a resident of Warrenville, IL since 1954, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home. He was born July 31, 1925 in Oak Park, IL.

Beloved husband of 70 years to the late Dolores A. White (nee Childs), whom he married June 3, 1944 and who preceded him in death on July 10, 2014. His legacy will live on as the loving father to Richard T. (Joyce) White, Jr., Michael White, Elizabeth (the late Stephen) Brogie, Virginia Stamm and the late Marion MacGaffey, adored grandfather of Laura (Todd) Main, Michelle (Christina) Alvis, Robert MacGaffey and Michael MacGaffey; Thomas White, Andrew (Patricia) White, Elizabeth (Matt) Fite, Angela (Robert) Kinn, Bridgett (Jake) Mauck; Mesa Stamm and Georgia Stamm, cherished great-grandfather of 15, devoted son of the late Robert and Helen (nee Martin) White, dear brother of the late James, Robert, Jane and Marge, fond cousin, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.

Dick grew up in Oak Park, Chicago and Winona Lake, IN. As a youth Dick was a member of the acclaimed Paulist choir directed by Rev. Eugene F. O`Malley and based at Old St. Mary`s Catholic Church at 9th Street and Wabash Avenue in Chicago. Dick had a lifelong love of the arts and studied fine arts at the Chicago Art Institute. He particularly enjoyed his lifelong passion for painting with oil and water colors and has many of his works displayed throughout Warrenville.

Dick began his work career in Public Relations at Western Electric Company in Cicero, IL and at the International Harvester plant near Kedzie Avenue in Chicago. A skilled lithographer, he later owned and operated White Graphics in Warrenville for many years.

Dick and his wife, Dolores volunteered for many years at the DuPage Senior Citizen Council and were members of St. Irene Catholic Church in Warrenville, IL.

The family would like to thank Blue and Pink Angels Home Care Services for their compassionate care.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2019, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street, Naperville, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 25, 10:00 AM at St. Irene Catholic Church, 28W531 Warrenville Rd., Warrenville, IL.

Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton, IL.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick's memory may be made to:

St. Irene Catholic Church, 28W531 Warrenville Rd., Warrenville, IL 60555, (630) 393-2400,

For more information, please visit or call (630) 355-0213.

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4:00 PM 11/24/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/24/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 11/25/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Irene Catholic Church

28W441 Warrenville Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

St. Irene Catholic Church
28W441 Warrenville Road Warrenville 60555 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Assumption Cemetery Final Resting Place

1S510 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

1S510 Winfield Road Wheaton 60189 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Irene Catholic Church

28W441 Warrenville Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

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