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Gilmore Dale White

Gilmore Dale White, 75, died Feb. 9. 2018, in Metlakatla.

He was born Jan. 8, 1943, in Metlakatla. He attended Metlakatla High School, and joined the U.S. Army in 1960 before finishing high school.

Mr. White served in the Army from 1960 to 1962. He was married on May 16, 1982.

For 25 years, he worked rotating shifts as a power plant operator in Metlakatla. He retired on May 20, 2008. He spent five years at the Tamgass Creek Hatchery.

Mr. White was a member of the Lakeside Church of God. He also was a member of the Metlakatla Veterans Association.

“Gilmore loved boating, hunting, fishing, getting cockles and clams, gathering seaweed, spending time with his kids and grandkids,” his family writes. “He loved to watch basketball, and sit around talking about basketball. He enjoyed having lunch with his buddies at the senior center.”

Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores A. White; parents, James and Brenda (Booth) White; and siblings, Gary, Melba, Kendra (McCarty) and Baby Girl White.

He is survived by his siblings, Ira (Evelyn) White, Theresa (Victor) Wellington, Allyson Long and Eugene White; children, Elma (Andrew) Jeanette, James (Starlene), Brenda (Lawrence), Stephen and Gilmore (Jessica); grandchildren, Quinton, Kirk, Kayden, Mykeah, Larry, Dehlyla, Jude, Ronin, Oliver and Kaycie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A consolation service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at William Duncan Memorial Church, officiated by the Rev. John Steinberg Sr. The funeral service will be at noon Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the William Duncan Memorial Church, also officiated by the Rev. John Steinberg Sr.