Norma Mae White, 82, of Ahwatukee, formerly of Indiana, Pa., passed away on Jan. 29 at St. Andrew’s Village after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born Feb. 16, 1930 in New Bethlehem, Pa., she is predeceased by her husband, A. B. White III, her parents Ernest and Lorena Dinger, and her grandson, Benson Adam White.
Norma was owner of Norma White Realty in Indiana, Pa., from 1985 until 1995. She was a member of the Indiana County Board of Realtors and a Certified Real Estate Appraiser (CREA).
She was an active member of the mid-day Rotary Club of Indiana and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Award in 2010. She was appointed to the Indiana Hospital Auxiliary Foundation Board in 2006.
She was an avid golfer at both the Indiana Country Club and at the Ahwatukee Country Club, playing competitive golf until this past fall.
She was also a member of the Indiana Elks Club. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Indiana and St. James Episcopal Church in Tempe.
A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Norma is survived by a large family: son Sen. Donald (Anne) White of Indiana, Pa., and granddaughter Dr. Abby White (Kris) Youtz of Delaware: daughter Robin (Art) Colamarino of Murrysville, Pa., and grandchildren David of Lower Burrell, Pa.; Steven (Kelly) of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Nina of Mineola, N.Y.; son David (Mary) White of Pittsburgh, Pa., and grandchildren Casey (Gena) of Gibsonia, Pa., Danny (Bridget) of Gibsonia, Pa., Katie (Jeff) Radkowski of Mars, Pa., Billy of Raleigh, N.C., and MacKenzie of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and son Steve (Megan) White of Indiana, Pa. She was especially proud of her great grandchildren Charlotte, Lucy, Anna Kate, Pierce, and Mary Grace.
Also surviving Norma is her brother Arnold (Betty) Dinger of New Bethlehem, Pa., and her sister Mildred (Roscoe) Wolfgangm also of New Bethlehem, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Feb. 16 (which would have been Norma’s 83rd birthday) at Grace United Methodist Church, 7th and Church streets in Indiana, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Kiski School Ben White Scholarship Fund, 1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg, Pa., 15681.