Peter L. White, 91


Peter White

A life well-lived — Peter Logan White, 91, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, after a short illness and a long, eventful life.

Peter, born May 19, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, World War II veteran, avid golfer, world traveler, master carpenter, a mostly-pro gardener, Scottish enthusiast, a banker, a coach, and a mentor to many people — all while making lifelong friendships along the way.

Peter married the love of his life, Patricia Starrett Lee, in Nov. of 1950. Peter and Pat were married for 67 years and lived in their Brownfield home for the last three decades. Peter was a relationship person at the core. He loved to head to the post office or corner store to pick up a few newspapers — but mostly for a chance to interact with the community that he loved — a community that loved him back.

Peter went to the Westtown School in Westtown, Pa., before enlisting in the Army in 1944, where he served with the OSS in India. Following the war, he attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 1950. He was commissioned an officer in the regular Army and served until 1958. Following this, he moved to graduate school at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which led to a lifelong career as a commercial banker for the First National Bank of Boston, focused on international business. He performed his corporate officer duties in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, the United States and Cameroon.

Peter was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6783 in Lovell, where he served as Quartermaster for years. He was a selectman for the town of Brownfield and a member of the Economic Council of North Conway, N.H.

Don Pedro is survived by his wife Pat; daughter Patricia and her husband, John; son Alexis and his wife, Monica; daughter Sonia and her husband, José daughter-in-law Cindy; six grandsons: Donovan, Logan, Michael, Kevin, Stephen, and Christopher; granddaughter Alexa; and three great-grandsons: Grant, Braiden, and Fintan. He was preceded in death by his son, Scott, in 2008, and his brother, Pat, in 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, at the Brownfield Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the VFW of Lovell at Smarts Hill Rd., Lovell, ME 04051.

A storyteller by trade — he himself would no doubt enjoy telling the great story of the life of Peter L. White.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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