F. James White

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F. James (Jim) White, 81, of Charlotte Hall, MD, formerly of Livingston, passed away peacefully at home on March 9, 2019.

Born April 24, 1937, to Hazel Pellow White, he was a 1954 graduate of Bloomfield High School. A stand-out track athlete, he went to Springfield College, majored in physical education, and graduated with honors in 1958. He received his master’s degree from Columbia University.

Jim taught in the Bloomfield school system, with the majority of his years spent at Bloomfield High School, retiring in 1999. In 33 years as head coach of boys’ soccer, he won two state titles, leaving a legacy as one of the winningest coaches in New Jersey soccer history. He coached the Lady Bengals basketball team for 18 years, winning a state championship in 1989.

He raised his family in Livingston, where he resided for 40 years. He moved to Maryland after retirement.

He fulfilled his grandfather’s wish and became a Master Mason in 2010 after joining the St. Columba Lodge in La Plata, MD.

Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia Krauss White; his sons, Robert James (Shelley) White of Bryn Mawr, PA; Jeffrey Scott (Monica) White of Hampton and John Charles White of Livingston; his daughter, Cynthia Olmsted (William) of La Plata, MD; his grandchildren, Kevin, Erick, Aidan, Diane, Daniel and Amber White, and Andrew, Zachary and Ethan Olmsted; his cousin, Barbara (Gary) Sparta of McAfee; and his nephew, David (Mary Anne) Dunphy of Tolland, CT.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in New Jersey. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomfield Educational Foundation, Attn: F. J. White Memorial Donation, P.O. Box 327, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 or at www.bloomfieldeducationalfoundation.org.

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