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John Joseph “Jack” White, 90, Of Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – John Joseph (“Jack”) White, 90, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, June 30.

He was born in Bridgeport June 21, 1925. A proud veteran of World War II, he served on the USS New Jersey (BB 62) and enjoyed recounting his numerous adventures to everyone he met, especially those who took note of the USS New Jersey hat that he always wore. The Southwest Ledge Lighthouse in New Haven Harbor off the coast of Morris Cove was a fond spot where he spent time as a youngster with his dad, who was one of its lighthouse keepers.

He had a long career as a master welder at American Chain & Cable Co. in Bridgeport and Eastern Precast Co. in Brookfield, Connecticut.

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (White) Marone, married to Richard, of West Hartford, Connecticut; daughter Deborah White and partner Thomas Errichetti of Bridgeport; two granddaughters of West Hartford; and his nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, John J. White and Matilda P. (Gazdik) White; his wife, Dorothy Helen (Sanders) White; and four siblings.

A funeral mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 N. Main St., West Hartford. Burial, with military honors, will be held Saturday, July 18 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , Connecticut Chapter, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial or Hospice at Home—Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, Bridgeport.

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