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Wesley G. White

January 23, 1926 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 94)


Wesley White, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday December 13, 2020 at his home in Akron.  He was born January 23, 1926 in Sharon, Pennsylvania to the late Richard and Leona White.  One of nine children, Wess was a World War II rifleman.  He was awarded a Purple Heart after being shot on March 31, 1945 by a German sniper from a church steeple.  Wesley and Eleanor Frances (Moore) were married August 3,1952 in Akron; together they spent over six decades welcoming family into their home, and spending time with those they held dear.


Wess was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eleanor; daughter, Debbie; grandson; great grandson; brothers and sisters.  He is survived by sons, Richard (Rachael), Lowell (Sandy) and Robert; brother, Richard (Harriet); sister, Ellen Atkinson; as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family.


Per Wesley's wishes a private family graveside burial took place on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the East Liberty Cemetery.  Please keep the entire White family in your thoughts during this difficult time by sharing a message or memory on our website at


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Private Committal

East Liberty Cemetery
740 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

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