In Memory of




Obituary for Richard E White

Richard Edward White died on October 14, 2022, at the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center, Bronx N.Y. He was a 100% Service-Connected Disabled Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Richard was born on February 29, 1948, in Yonkers, N.Y. where he resided most his life. He attended Mark Twain Junior High and Saunders Trade and Technical High School from which he graduated in 1966 with a specialty in technical electronics. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife Muriel, his two siblings Robert J. White (Linda) of Rochester, N.Y., and Elizabeth (Betty) White Ferraro (Michael) of Placentia, CA as well as two stepsons, one grandson and two granddaughters.

In 1969, while on base in Pensacola Florida, Richie suffered an accident which left him a quadriplegic. After his initial stays in VA hospitals, his parents bought a wheelchair accessible house in Yonkers where they looked after him until they passed. While at the Veteran’s Hospital in East Orange N.J., he was blessed to have Muriel as a Health Care Technician (H.C.T). Her dedication to him evolved from friendship to love, and they were married in 1994. Richie’s long, happy, and fruitful life was made possible by Muriel’s 24/7 caring for him physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and especially her very strong presence and forceful advocacy for patient care on the spinal cord wards of the Bronx VA Medical Center

Growing up, Richie was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yonkers and then the Village Lutheran Church in Bronxville as an adult. He excelled at sports, loved music and was a great dancer.

While disabled, Richie developed computer skills and used them to study the financial markets, often advising his many friends on investing. His interests were many. From chess to astronomy. Most important to him was his relationship with God, his devoted wife Muriel, his family, patients and workers at the VA, his neighbors and his many other friends. Richie was a “People Person.”

He was a member of the Village Lutheran Church in Bronxville which will hold a funeral service for him on Saturday, October 29