R. Bruce White, age 87, passed away on March 19, 2021.
Bruce was born in Wilmington in 1933. He was proud being a 4th generation Delawarean and staunch University of Delaware Football fan. Bruce enjoyed many a tailgate with family and friends while being a University of Delaware Season ticket holder for 50+ years.
Bruce was a graduate of the Tower Hill School where he was captain of their football team. He then attended and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1955 where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
From the University of Delaware, he was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany for 2 years with the U.S. Army 3rd Armored Division. Upon returning from the service, he wed Ellen Pusey of Laurel, DE. Together, they tolerated raising four children: Deborah, Pamela, R. Bruce and William.
In addition to being proud U of D football fans, they loved spending time at their beach house in Lewes, DE.
Bruce held his real estate brokers license for 50 years after obtaining it in 1959. His lengthy real estate career started with Gilpin Van Trump and Montgomery, followed by his start-up and co-ownership of White Robbins Real Estate. Another passion of Bruce’s was being an original owner/developer of The Back Creek Golf Course in Middletown, DE where he enjoyed many rounds of golf with his son Bruce Jr. and his son-in-law John Curtis.
Bruce was brother to Tom White, Ed White, Jerry White and Gail White Landon. An Uncle to many and Pop-Pop to Tim and Drew Curtis, Grace, Honey and Ellie White.
After the passing of Ellen in 2003, he went on to marry Marilyn Olson White. He was a wonderful man to both his children and his extended family.
Thank you to Compassionate Care Hospice and their wonderful, sensitive employees especially: Jessica, Rosemary and Donna. An additional thank you to Bruce’s in-home caregiver Annabel.
In lieu of cards or flowers, please make any donations you can to Compassionate Care or any Hospice provider.