Charles “Tod” White

Charles “Tod” White, 90, of Cleveland, OH, formerly of Placentia, CA. and New Haven. Died January 8 in Cleveland, OH. of heart disease. Born January 27, 1921 in New Haven, son of the late Jenny “Rosen” White and Julius White. Known as Tod and “Whitey”, he was owner of Whitey’s Cleaners and King Midas Cleaners from the time he finished his service in the Army Air Corp during WWII until his retirement in 1983. An avid Yale football fan, Tod was an accomplished writer and traveler. He leaves his wife Becky of Placentia, CA., three children, Jennifer Seidler of Keene, NH, Perry White of Cleveland Heights, OH. and Jonathan White of Meredith, NH,  a sister Ruth Caprio of New Haven and a brother Kenneth White of Stamford, three step – children Tim Nelson of Mission Veijo, CA, Todd Nelson of Anaheim, CA. and Tina Baldwin of Corona, CA., 7 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren. Tod was predeceased in 1965 by his brother Burton of Schenectady, NY.

Service in the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven,  Thursday afternoon at 1:pm. Interment in the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 300 East 185 Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44119.

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  1. Lynne Drazen said,

    01.10.12 at 12:26 am

    Dear Jennifer, Perry and Jon,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I will always remember his warmth, smile and his big hugs.

  2. Zelma Alpert said,

    01.10.12 at 11:00 am

    Sending my condolences for your loss.

  3. Dr. Kim said,

    01.11.12 at 10:58 am

    God bless you all as you remember Mr. White. It was a privelege to be a part of his life, however briefly. Special regards to Perry, whose care of his father was a true testament of love for all the medical staff here.

    With kindest regards,

    Esther Kim

  4. Lynne Shapiro said,

    01.11.12 at 7:27 pm

    Dear Jennifer, Perry and Jon, My family–now David and Gary and I–will always remember your Dad and his good nature. All the best.
    Lynne Shapiro, New Haven

  5. Helen Stackpole said,

    01.11.12 at 8:25 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the White family. I began working for Whitey in 1967 and continued until he retired. I have many fond memories of those years and happy to have been associated with Whitey in the dry cleaning business.

    Helen Stackpole
    West Haven CT

  6. Noree Ennis said,

    01.14.12 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Jennifer,
    So sorry for the loss of your father. I am in southern California, and you came to mind tonight. Looking on-line showed what your family is facing at this time. Wishing you all peace.