Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 14, 2013

Ronald M. White

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — LAKE ANN — Ronald M. White, 70, of Lake Ann, passed away at Munson Medical Center on July 10, 2013. He was born July 19, 1942, in Detroit.

Ronald shared a loving 16-year marriage to Barbara Petoskey (Phelps), which began on April 5, 1997.

He served as a PFC in the United States Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged in 1965.

Ronald coached the Traverse City boys hockey team for many years in the 1970s.

He enjoyed the great outdoors, fishing, camping, sports, birds and animals, especially dogs.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Michael (Mandy) White; grandson, Brayden White; daughter, Michelle White-Konstanzer (Ken); grandchildren, Kristopher and Kaitlin Konstanzer; and half brother, Tom (Nina) White. He is also survived by his father-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nephews, with whom he shared a mutual love.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Bell; and his stepfather, Edward White.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at noon, with visitation one hour prior, at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Donations to the Cherryland Humane Society would be sincerely appreciated in memory of Ron’s adoration for animals.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.