Allan White


Allan White, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, died on March 12 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he spent several months each winter. He was 72.?Born in 1936 to Cecil and Wilda White, he began a career in the textile business in Canada and traveled extensively to Europe and Asia for 15 years. In 1976, he began working in Ontario for the New York company Sure Fit, the leading north American producer of furniture slipcovers. ?Two years later, he relocated to New York and continued as vice-president of merchandising and design. Before his retirement was given the prestigious HomeTex design award.?Survivors said last week that Mr. White loved Sag Harbor and that they will miss their time with him, including long days at the ocean in summer, dinners at the Beacon or the Dockside, and barbecuing on the deck of his townhouse at the Sag Harbor Villas.?In addition to his longtime companion, Juan Sanchez, he is survived by an aunt, Jean Ellis of Ottawa, Canada; two nieces, Karen and her husband David Evoy of Edmonton, Alberta, and Patty and her husband Gerry Vandergrift of Toronto; two nephews, Ron Keane and his wife Julie, and Brian Keane and his wife Caroline; nine great-nieces and nephews; and many friends. ?He was predeceased by a sister, Joan White.?A memorial service will be announced in a future edition of The Press.

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