William David White of Pebble Beach passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021. He was born on June 25, 1938 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., to retired U.S. Navy Captain William White and Marietta (Giampaolo) White, and is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara, daughter Danelle, son David, daughter-in-law Kristen and grandchildren, Michael and Madeleine.
After graduating from San Jose State University in 1964 and obtaining his teaching credential, Bill began his career at George C. Marshall Elementary School in Seaside, before moving to Foothill Elementary School in Monterey where he taught fifth grade for 36 years. Teaching brought him great joy and over the years he kept in contact with many of his former students.
Upon retirement in 2000, Bill continued as a volunteer English tutor to spouses of foreign students attending the Naval Postgraduate School.
A resident of the Monterey Peninsula for more than 60 years, Bill very much enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a car and sports enthusiast, and enjoyed various outdoor activities, including walks by the ocean. During their retirement he and Barbara travelled extensively, with London being a favorite, where Bill always enjoyed a pint of beer at the local pub.
The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Central Coast and Dr. Hausdorff for their kindness and compassion.
A private family service will be held at San Carlos Cemetery in Monterey.