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Daniel O’Connell White
  • August 03, 1943
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  • November 21, 2018

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Daniel O’Connell White, long-time resident of Winter Park, Florida, died on November 21, 2018 at the age of 75 of respiratory complications. Dan is survived by his wife Jane; children Daniel and wife Lise, Andrew and wife MC, and Sarah Jane and husband Will; grandchildren John, Maren, Eliza, Maddie, Ben, and Joanna; Brothers Walter and Tim and their spouses Mary and Kathleen; and numerous beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was very proud of his family.
Dan was born on August 3, 1943 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Beulah and Walter White. Dan spent most of his youth in Texas and graduated from North Texas State University in Denton with a degree in government, after which he headed north to Harvard Law School. There he met his wife, Jane, and they married in 1968.
Dan and Jane spent most of their married lives in Winter Park, Florida, where they raised their children Daniel, Andrew, and Sarah Jane. Dan supported his family as an “Honest Lawyer” with law firms and in private practice, practicing estate planning and real estate law.
While living in Winter Park, Dan served on the boards of trustees for the Mayflower Retirement Home and Hospice of the Comforter. He also was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Winter Park. Dan and Jane celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August with all their children, children’s spouses, and grandchildren in attendance.
A kind and thoughtful person, Dan was always ready to give helpful advice, give a meaningful toast at a life event, or engage in stimulating conversation about many topics of interest. His family will remember him for his creativity, intellectual interest, and unwavering support of his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on January 12, 2019 at the First Congregational Church of Winter Park, 225 S. Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to JDRF (jdrf.org) for Type I diabetes research, or the First Congregational Church of Winter Park (fccwp.org).


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  1. Bob Pickering says:
    08 Jan 2019
    o Jane and family, Sally and I wish to send our sincere comforting condolences . We have fond, long ago memories of interacting with your sweet family. Dan was surely a very kind and generous man, a legacy to treasure for your family.
    Regards, Bob and Sally Pickering
    Winter Park

  2. Linda and Michael Smith says:
    31 Dec 2018
    We will miss our wise friend. Prayers for his whole family.

  3. Geri Throne says:
    31 Dec 2018
    Dan was a kind, wise and thoughtful man. Ray and I send our deepest sympathies to Jane and his sons.

  4. Barry Lundin says:
    27 Nov 2018
    I knew Dan for 40 years. He was also our estate attorney. He was lucky to be married to warm and beautiful lady, Jane. Dan was bright, inquisitive and dependable. Will always remember that when as a volunteer, I was heading a non-profit locked in a contentious inner management struggle, Dan was by my side, tutoring me in "Robert's Rules of Order," as well as offering good suggestions on how to resolve the matter. We also played tennis together and Dan generally prevailed.
    Marilyn and I will greatly miss him.

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