Philip's Story

CARIBOU - Philip A. White, 96, passed away, November 13, 2014 at Maine Veterans Home in Caribou. He was born June 15, 1918 in Wade, the son of Russell and Laura (Baker) White.

Philip served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1945. After returning home he farmed with his father in Wade until becoming a union pipefitter where he worked in many states and even Canada. He was a lifetime retiree member of BTJ Steamfitter, Local 716. He will always be remembered for his story telling and hearty laugh.

He is survived and will be missed by 5 nephews: Loren White, Jr and his wife Brenda of Holden, Me., David Young of Maynard, Mass., Carroll Lee and his wife Gail of Brewer, Wayne Lee and his wife Christine of Houlton, Philip Lee and his wife Gennie of Valrico, Florida, and a stepson Guy Churchill and his wife Kathryn of Presque Isle.

In addition to his parents, Philip is predeceased by his wife Kathryn (Churchill), brother Loren White Sr., and sisters Delma Lee and Virginia Young.

The family wishes to thank all the healthcare workers at the Maine Veterans Home in Caribou for their outstanding care of Philip.

There will be a graveside service in the spring at Crouseville Cemetery, Crouseville. Donations may be made in his memory to Wounded Warriors Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140. Online condolences may be expressed at
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