Loving father, financial advisor, lover of the outdoors
Bruce Charles White, a former longtime resident of Claremont, died on May 31, 2016 in Whitefish, Montana. He was 61.
He was born on January 15, 1955 to Milton R. “Bob” and Annadale White. Bruce attended Sumner Elementary and El Roble Intermediate School and graduated from Claremont High School in 1973. As a child, he was involved in Boy Scouts and enjoyed hiking and backpacking. During junior high and high school, he was a member of the youth group at First Baptist Church of Claremont.
Mr. White graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a degree in agricultural business management. He married his first wife, Kathy Josselyn, in 1975. They had three children, Rebecca, Sarah and Jonathan, who were raised and attended schools in Claremont. During his years in Claremont, Mr. White was actively involved in Kiwanis, Claremont Little League and Boy Scouts. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially coaching and attending his children’s sport activities. A favorite family tradition was spending time each summer camping in the High Sierras with family and friends.
Mr. White started his working career as a box boy at Bentley’s Market, a mainstay of the Claremont Village for many years. He eventually managed Bentley’s and enjoyed a longtime relationship with the Bentley family. He started his financial career with Prudential-Bache Securities in Claremont as a licensed stockbroker. Since 1995 Mr. White had been working for Clifford Swan Investment Counselors of Pasadena as a partner and investment counselor. His activities in Pasadena included being a member of the Tournament of Roses Association.
In 2011, he married Kaye Delanius of Sandpoint, Idaho. They lived for a time in Monrovia. Mr. White was transitioning into retirement. He and Kaye moved to Whitefish, Montana in 2015. His goal was to spend more time with family and enjoy the great outdoors.
“Bruce was a hardworking, caring, trustworthy man of conviction with a great sense of humor,” his loved ones shared. “He was devoted to his children and often spoke of how deeply proud he was of them. He will be dearly missed by his family and many good friends.”
He is survived by his wife, Kaye; by his three children and their spouses, Rebecca and Bob Wriedt, Sarah and TJ Winters and Jonathan and Yvette White; by four grandchildren, Lily, Matthew, Andrew and Claire; by his mother Annadale White; by his sister Marilyn Largent, and many more loving family members.
A memorial service will be held in Bruce’s honor on Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Claremont, located at 472 N. Mountain Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to your local Little League or Boy Scout troop.