Name: Jack Duane WHITE
Birth: 09 Sep 1925 in Mishawaka, Indiana 1
Burial: 07 Jun 1990 Elmhurst Cemetery, Will County, Joliet, Illinois
Social Security Number: 353-14-7730
Military Service: BET 01 Jun 1944 AND 13 May 1946 U.S. Navy Storekeeper, Third Class
Residence: 1990 458 Talala St., Park Forest, IL
Occupation: Auto Manager & Sales
Medical Information: Died of heart attack.
Death: 03 Jun 1990 in Park Forest, Illinois 2
Social Security number found - did not write for record. #353-14-7730
Letter from Jack, Jr. to Genevieve dated 6/26/1990
"Dear Aunt Genevieve:
I have the sad responsibility of telling you that your brother, my father, passed away on June 3rd. He had a massive coronary in his sleep and died at once, painlessly.
Since his accident in 1986, his health had continued to deteriorate slowly. In the last two or three months he began to have, or possibly finally to admit to, symptoms of angina. He did very little about these symptoms, however and given the general state of his health I do not think much could have been done. In any event, he spent the night before his death among friends, happily by all reports.
I hope this letter reaches you. The only address I could find for you was in an address book of my mother's, and in her handwriting.
I an inclosing the obituary from the Joliet Herald News. Please call or write if you have any questions.
"White, Jack D. Sr.
Age 64, Sunday, June 3, 1990 at his late residence. Born in Mishawaka, IN and a resident of Park Forest since 1952. Employed in Auto Sales & Manager of O'Hare International Autos, 1984, retiring in 1986. Previously Bauer Buick 1967-1982, previously Pontiac 1952-1967. World War II Navy Veteran serving Overseas. Preceded in death by his wife, B.B. (Eldred) White (1982); parents, Arthur and Edna White. Surviving are two sons, Jack D. (Debbie) White of Evanston and Charles E. (Cindy) White of Aurora; one daughter, Sara E. (Donald) Cohen of Oak Park; grandfather of Lance White, Adriana and Rebecca Cohen; two sisters, Genevieve Stairwalt of Galesburg and Mary Ann of Champaign; brother-in-law of Elizabeth Eldred of Joliet. Funeral Services for Jack D. White, Sr. were held Wednesday at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Chapel, 251 N. Center at Campbell Sts. at 1:00 p.m., Father O.L. Lake, Pastor of St. Edward, The Martyr, Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. NO VISITATION."
Picture of Jack, BB holding Charles, Jack, Jr. and Sarah taken about 1958.
Picture of Jack as baby states "Jack Duane White, Dec. 30, 1925 16 1/4 lbs. Born Sept. 9, 1925 9 lbs.
Per Alonzo Field's will in 1930 Jackie (sic) was left $200 to be used for his education.
Jack had been a quartermaster?s mate at Okinawa, and would have steered a landing craft at the invasion of Japan.
Father: Arthur Hutton WHITE b: 06 Jun 1901 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Mother: Edna Mae EDWARDS b: 12 Nov 1902 in Lake View, Montcalm County, Cato Twn, Michigan
Bertha Bernice ELDRED b: 04 Nov 1925 in Will County, Joliet Township, Joliet, Illinois
06 Sep 1947
in Joliet, Illinois 3
- Marriage License:
06 Sep 1946
in Christ Church, Joliet, Illinois
- Title: Record of Birth for Jack Duane White
Page: Certofocate Mp/ 5560-0Bk. 7, Page 86
Text: Record of Birth is from St. Joseph County Health Department, South Bend, Indiana.
- Title: Letter re death of Jack Duane White
Text: Letter from his son, Jack Jr., telling of death of his father.
- Title: Marriage of Jack Duane White & Bertha Bernice Eldred
Text: Newspaper clipping about marriage and marriage license.