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Name:  David White

Born:   December 16, 1923

Died:   March 19​, 2019 (95)

SMC Member: July 14, 1992 (26)

Born in Detroit, Dave was a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Woods and Hillsboro Beach, Fla. He and his wife, Tish, were married 67 years before her passing in 2012.

Dave was a University of Michigan alum and a U.S. Navy veteran serving as a naval aviator and flight instructor during World War II and beyond. Lt. White piloted many types of planes from several different aircraft carriers. While on duty at Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Dave was involved in the search for Flight 19, the Lost Squadron on Dec. 5, 1945. After leaving the Navy, he started a pension plan and insurance firm in Michigan.

Dave, an officer, gentleman, wonderful husband and terrific father, was predeceased by his wife, Tish, and son, Rick. He is survived by his sons, Randal and Brad.

A military service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum located on the west side of Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 4000 W. Perimeter Road, Fort Lauderdale. (954) 359-4400.

Donations may be made to the museum in honor of David White at

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