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Thomas Daniel White
  • September 12, 1941
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  • September 01, 2009

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Thomas Daniel White, 67, of New Smyrna Beach died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at his home.  Mr. White was born September 12, 1941 in Norwood, Massachusetts and moved to this area 20 years ago from there.  Tom enjoyed fishing and being by the ocean.  He also was enamored with lighthouses.  He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Donna; children, Kristi Beise of Blairsville, GA, Mike White of Port Orange, step-sons, Joe and Don LeClair of Orlando; six grandchildren, Brdley, Angel, Alysa, Marina, Brayllyn and Taylor; sister, Leona DaCosse and brother, Tim White.  Private family services

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  1. 20 Jun 2010
    Mike white says:
    Happy Fathers day.......... Miss you dad

  2. 09 Jan 2010
    Kristi says:
    The holidays came and went and the New year has started. Last year was so hard. This year will be very different without you here. I want you to know that we all miss you so much and the void is still there but we are OK. I love you and miss you,

  3. 26 Oct 2009
    Your son says:
    Having a bad day today Dad. I miss you.. Just wanted to say I love you, and were doing OK.. I know I talk to you alot in my heart but just wanted to write something down to make me feel better......... Love ya

  4. 21 Oct 2009
    Kristi Beise says:
    I don't know when it gets easier. I don't know if I even believe that. Today I miss you so much. I need you to tell me everything is going to be OK. You were my rock, I am weak without you. I didn't realize how much your words impacted my life. I wish I could just hear your voice. . I love you.

  5. 16 Sep 2009
    Kristi Beise says:
    Dad, never will I be the same, the talks, the laughs and the tears we shared will be treasured forever. Lost and confused is how I feel without you. I hope you are on a boat fishing somewhere just wondering why we are making such a fuss.. A daughter deeply sadden is who I am. A family with an empty space is who we are. I know memories will fill this space and we will move on because your love made us strong. Today I just miss you!!!!I wish I could call you to tell you I love you. I know you knew you were loved beyond any words. Miss you terribly.

  6. 12 Sep 2009
    your loving wife says:
    Happy birthday. I've lost the love of my life and learning to live without you wiill be the hardest thing to do.living on in my memories is what I have left, thank you for our children, they are my greatest support.

  7. 12 Sep 2009
    Mary "Colburn" Millette says:
    To the entire family: I am so sorry for your loss.
    Thank you so much for posting pictures. It was a walk down memory lane.....and I have all fond memories.
    Love you all!

  8. 12 Sep 2009
    Mike says:
    Happy Birthday Dad... I dont have the words to explain the loss I feel. All I can say is thank you...I Love you and I miss you.........

  9. 11 Sep 2009
    Terri LeClair says:
    While my relationship with Tom these past 10 years have been over the internet I will never forget how kind he was to me and my son the first time we met. I felt like a part of the family instantly. I will never forget the card games, the sleep-overs and how he enjoyed being surrounded by good friends and family. Taylor misses her Grand pop! RIP Tom

  10. 10 Sep 2009
    Tammy Smith says:
    I love you & will miss you very much.

  11. 10 Sep 2009
    MIRIAM & RICHARD says:
    DEAREST DONNA & CHILDREN
    GONE YET NOT FORGOTTEN ALTHROUGH YOU ARE APART TOMS SPIRIT LIVES WITH YOU FOREVER IN YOUR HEART.
    TOM HAD SUCH A GIVING SPIRIT ALWAYS READY TO HELP ANYONE WE WILL MISS HIM ALOT. LOL MIRIAM
    & DICK

  12. 10 Sep 2009
    H. Reuben Hardy says:
    I've been so incredibly lucky to get to know Tom in a indirect way, but a very special and honorable way, that being through his amazingly, loving, incredible wife, Donna. Donna and I work together, and I cannot begin to speak the volumes of praise I have for her, as she's been so strong the last several months as Tom's health deteriorated. The smile she showed every day, as he would get a little better, was one of the most rewarding things to witness. She shared a special story with me just a few weeks ago, that Tom referred to me as "Mr. Wonderful," as I enjoyed going that extra step to help them with their medications... but the truth of the matter is that I'm not "Mr. Wonderful," however, the love, admiration, caring, and strength that Donna and Tom shared together all these years, makes them the ultimate "Mr. and Mrs. Wonderful."

    Donna, know that I'm here for you always... even though I might be parting ways from the pharmacy, I'm always just a phone call away! Stay strong my friend, and know now and always, that we all love you! Love always, Reuben.

  13. 09 Sep 2009
    Leslie Smith says:
    I met Tom when I became friends with Kristi in 10th grade. This was a dad of all dad's. I have so many amazing memories of the love in that house, I envied it, I relished in it, and I am so very greatful, not only to have met Kris, who let me to meet the rest of this amazing family, but to feel a part of their family when I was there, to feel welcome in their home, to know I was looked out for, and to be witness to a father daughter relationship I could only wish I had with my own father.
    The love your dad had for you kids, was more than apparent, and what I loved most is that your dad? Your dad had no problem showing you that love all the time! I am sorry to just now hear of his passing, I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there, but I want you to know the memories are many, and I am sending you all my love, hugs and prayers during this difficult transition.

    Kris? we may not see each other often, but know I am here, I am always here and my heart is crying for you sis.

    May God hold each of you, and comfort you, and hold you as tight and close as you need, to help you through this, and heal your heart to know he is still right here with us all. Always.

    Les

  14. 08 Sep 2009
    Sandra Hodson says:
    Aunty Donna and all my cousins and second cousins,
    Being so far away I can only send hugs with words, I am so grateful that you all had my Uncle Tommy in your lives, seeing the pictures that you posted and the notes from people near and far, I can see that he will definately live on in all our hearts forever. Keep close and remember to tell each other how much each of you are loved as much as possible. Sandy (Colburn) Bill & Family Hodson

  15. 08 Sep 2009
    Donny Leclair says:
    Wow where do I begin...25 years ago I met Tom and never would I have guessed he would turn out to be one of the best friends I would ever know. A stepfather will never be the way I describe this man because he was sooo much more. He was the easiest going loving and understanding man ever!!!! And he sure made me feel welcome & like a son & that heart that he wore on his sleeve was stornger than 20 hearts. How lucky I feel that he became my second dad all those years ago...love you buddy!

  16. 07 Sep 2009
    Timothy J. White, Jr. says:
    My heart was broken at the news of my Uncle. I was 11 years old the first time I met him. He was funny! Charming! Sarchastic! Characteristics I would strive to acheive throughout my adolesence, and young adult hood. I only actually got to seem a handful of times, but I treasured every one of them.

    My thoughts.. Prayers, and humility are the only things that I can offer to my aunt, cousins, and everyone that loved him.

    I will remember my uncle. I will smile.

    Our human existence was separated by 3000 miles. Our life after death will be joined together as a family.

    We will laugh again...!

  17. 07 Sep 2009
    Julie Garnhum DiCastro Nascenzi says:
    Hello Donna, Forgive me for taking so long to write. I have had some issues with Jamianne and the group home and this has been my first chance to write. I purchased a new computer and lost all my email addresses, phone numbers, etc. My heart goes out to you! You and Tommy were just such a wonderful couple, you are family and we love you both. Tommy has always been so proud of his wonderful wife, the children and grand children. Reading the messages from your children and grandchildren is so comforting. You were and are not only great parents, grandparents, In-laws and friends. Mom and Dad loved being in your lives, and we loved how you welcomed them into your lives. Remember when I was going to move to Florida, when Joseph was a junior in High School so he could go to College in Florida. I wish there was something I could say, to let you know how my heart brakes for your loss. But I also know just how lucky we all were to have Tommy in our lives. Thank you for being there whenever you were needed. Thanks for sharing your family with Mom and Dad. Thanks for being you. Love, Julie

  18. 07 Sep 2009
    Regina says:
    Sending love to 'Aunt' Donna and family, we will always remember Tom's great smile. Wish we could be with you.
    Hugs from Gina, Mark and Jenna Schraut

  19. 07 Sep 2009
    Sis Deese says:
    Donna & Family, I'm very sorry to hear about Tom. if you ever need anything please let me know...he was the best ole man i have known all these years..Love ya Sis Deese

  20. 07 Sep 2009
    harold and karen cook says:
    we are so sorry tom was a wonderful person ane we know that he will be missed by everyone that erer knew him i know that i will always remember him

  21. 07 Sep 2009
    Gail Garnhum Faxon says:
    Tommy will be in my thoughts and prayers forever. He was such a wonderful friend. From the time we were babies on Fuller Street. We moved next door to Mr. and Mrs Twomey, and Jack, Rita and the gang when Tommy and I were just 6 months old and Mama and Rita made sure from that time that we were all family while the Dad's were away cleaning up World War II. Mama and Rita were inseperable. All they had was each other and "the kids". The best times were packing up the lunches heading off to the beach, loal and Hampton Beach. I can remember one time we were around 4 or 5 and Tommy wouldn't leave the house without his bottle. Baby bottle I'm talking about. It was a coke bottle with one of those old nipples you would pull down over the top. He was big enough that he would go to the refrigerator and fill it himselph, but there was no leaving home without it. We were recently joking about it and he remembered it well. Mr. Twomey had goats in the back yard and we'd be out there chasing them around. Many happy hours. I'm so grateful we reconnected to reminisce and get some real chuckles over what really were "the good old days".

    Donna, you and the kids did such a wonderful job on the photo album. What wonderful pictures. You could see/feel the love you all shared. I especially loved the pictures of Tommy when he was little, and a little bigger and then all grown up. He became the man we always knew he would. The husband, father and grandaddy. We were so blest to have shared a part of his life. The Garnhum family will sorely miss him. You both were a very special part of this family.

    I know you will miss him, but I have this feeling that he will be near to watch and share in all the wonderful things to come. He had a wonderful faith and a wonderful outlook on life. His smile will live on forever.

  22. 07 Sep 2009
    Brad Beise says:
    Grandpa I love you very much and Im gonna miss you alot.. Thnak you for everything you did with me and for me.

  23. 06 Sep 2009
    bart says:
    It seems like yesterday I asked him to marry his daughter. i loved going fishing with him and going for all you could eat crab legs and see who could eat the most.I could not have ever asked for a better father-in-law.I will miss him very much .But he will always be remembered in our family because Kris is just like him. Thanks for all the great memories love bart

  24. 06 Sep 2009
    Angel Beise says:
    i love him very much. he is the best grandfather i could ever wish for and i will never 4get him

  25. 06 Sep 2009
    Sonya Solis says:
    I will always remember Tom as not only a kind, caring and compassionate guy, but funny also. From day 1 of meeting him, he made me both smile and laugh. He and Donna have made both my son and I feel welcomed into their family. He was a loving grandfather and it saddens me to know that he won't be able to watch all of these kids grow up and have the laughs and memories I know he would have made with each and every one of them. We love and miss you!!

  26. 05 Sep 2009
    Joe LeClair says:
    i will always remember tom as a wonderful , kind ,and charming man who loved his family unconditionally. he treated me like a son from the day we met and i will miss him dearly. i love you tom

  27. 05 Sep 2009
    Margaret,& Bruce Redford says:
    Donna,& Family,Bruce,& I are so sorry to hear about Tom.You know we loved you both,and considered you such loving friends.If there is anything we can do for you,and family please let us know.Our prayers,and love are with you today.Again we are so sorry.

  28. 05 Sep 2009
    Rose Jim Terry says:
    Donna and Family. We were so sorry to hear about Tom. We have so many great memories of Tom and you that we will treasure always. You will remain in our hearts and prayers. Rose & Jim

  29. 05 Sep 2009
    rochelle white says:
    As for father in laws go, Tom was the best. He welcomed me into the family with open arms and treated me like a daughter from the first day we met. I've never seen him without that big smile of his, he always made me laugh. I'm gonna miss you old man. xoxoxoxox

  30. 04 Sep 2009
    Florence Young says:
    Tom: Will remember the times that the four of us had. We will miss you our friend. Florence & David

  31. 04 Sep 2009
    Bob DaCosse says:
    Tommy, You left us with so many great memories that will be with us forever. Bob

  32. 04 Sep 2009
    Kim DaCosse and Warren says:
    Uncle Tommy,
    You will always be in our hearts.Love and miss you always.

  33. 04 Sep 2009
    Leona DaCosse says:
    Tommy
    Love you and miss you forever.

  34. 04 Sep 2009
    Chippy Gavin says:
    I will always remember Tom as a cocky little kid. But in a good way . He had a lot of knowlage of how baseball should be played. He knew all the rules and and let us know what they were after the fact. As I recall he was a good player. My brother Butch ,Tom, and I use to pack a lunch and take off for our favorite fishing holes and we were known not to be seen for hours. Tom was a lot of fun to be with and my brother and I spent many a day following his lead. I'm going to miss getting his E-mails. He was a great childhood friend and neighbor.

  35. 04 Sep 2009
    Kristi Beise says:
    This man was the love of my life, I treasured my daddy! I will never forget all I learned from him. He always showed how much he loved us, and that didn't change he fought hard to spend every minute he could with his family may he rest until we are together again. I Love you Dad!

  36. 04 Sep 2009
    Mike says:
    Miss you Dad

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