James Sydney White "Syd", 85, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay.
Syd was born in Waterbury, Connecticut to James S. Sr. and Bessie (Nee McKenzie). He came to Palm Bay in 1997. Syd served in the U.S. Navy after WWII in Japan and was a member of the VFW Post #4536.He operated printing presses during his working career and worked for Easter Color Printing Company, Virjun Manufacturing, the Republican American and the New Haven Register.
Syd was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Bay. He loved sports, and was a devoted fan of the Yankees and the Giants.
Syd is survived by his wife Susan; his sons John White of Melbourne, and James S. White, III "Syd" of Watertown, CT; his grandchildren Allison, Brian, Abbie, and Adam; and great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Benjamin, and Briana. Syd was preceded by his parents and his sister Margaret "Peggy" Keavney.
A visitation will be held from 2-4p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Fountainhead Funeral Home. Services will follow at 4pm.
Donations can be made to William Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Pkwy Palm Bay, FL 32907.