Harvey John “Jack” White, age 93, beloved father and grandfather passed away peacefully, March 3, 2016. Jack was born in Los Angeles, CA on August 26, 1922. A resident of Albuquerque, NM, Jack returned to the Southwest in 1991 after living in Birmingham, Michigan for many years. Jack graduated from the University of Southern California in 1944, and then served on the battleship USS New Mexico (BB-40) as a U.S. Navy Engineering Officer. After WWII, Jack attended the California Institute of Technology, obtaining a graduate degree in Industrial Design in 1948. A talented designer, Jack started his career at Corning Glass Works where he designed many household pieces for manufacture. In the mid-1950’s, he was recruited to General Motors in Detroit, Michigan, working as Chief Designer for Frigidaire and as Executive Designer for the GM Futurama exhibit at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Later, Jack worked in advertising for MacManus, John, & Adams. He completed his career as an Executive in GM’s Industry-Government Relations Department, retiring in 1987.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey White and Mildred Knouff White. Jack is survived by his son, Harvey J. White, Jr. and wife Alice B. Lloyd of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM; granddaughters, Martha and Haley; his son Laurence E. White and wife Carole L. White of Libertyville, IL; grandsons, Eric and Alexander; his daughter Margaret W. Teall and husband Graham L. Teall of Ann Arbor, MI; granddaughters, Clara and Gillian; and his daughter, Carolyn White of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Jasper and Corinna.
Jack had true passion for arts & culture. He was a world traveler who sketched and painted throughout his life. Jack will be greatly missed for his love & kindness, intense creativity, and his spark that kept us interested in what came next.
Friends and family will gather to visit on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Vessel Health, 10601 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Memorial Services will be arranged at a later date.
Mr. White's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114