Gary Richard White, a lifelong Peekskill resident, died Sept. 6 from pancreatic cancer at Westchester Medical Center. He was 70.
Born on Sept. 13, 1949, he attended Lakeland High School where he met the love of his life, Valerie Gornie. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Kristina (Tom) Frost; son Jon (Jonathan Colquhoun); granddaughters Kaitlyn (Adee) Dubray and Maddie Frost; grandson Thomas Frost; great-granddaughter Laine Dubray; his sisters, Nancy (Tom) Cottrell and Marianne (Peter) Bub; mother-in-law Dorothy Gornie; in-laws Paul and Theresa Gornie, Bill and Gwen Briggs, John Gornie and Mary Ellen De Rosa; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
White was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Mary (Daley) White; his son, Gary White Jr.; brother Leslie White; sister Patricia White; father-in-law Paul Gornie; and sister and brother-in-law Linda and Bill Corsa.
An excellent football player, White played in high school for the Lakeland Hornets as well as several years in a semipro league. He served as a police officer in Port Chester and Croton-on-Hudson before early retirement and a long career as a truck driver in the Local 456 Teamsters where he drove for Burke Oil Company.
White was incredibly handy and spent lots of free time building decks, making home improvements and being the best “go-to” guy for all his friends and family.
He loved his motorcycle and enjoyed being out on the road with his closest friends, but above all, he loved his family and would do anything for them. He will be missed terribly.