Published in The Capital Gazette on Mar. 24, 2019
Mildred White, age 94, died peacefully with her son at her bedside
on March 21, 2019, at Manor House in Seaford, DE.
Mildred was born in Huntington, West Virginia on May 21, 1924
and graduated from McKinley Tech (1942) in Washington DC.
She lived a full and productive life retiring from the Department of
Agriculture in June, 1984. After living in Bowie, MD for many years
she moved to Edgewater, MD, and finally to Seaford, DE.
Her father, Manuel Martufi emigrated from Italy through Ellis Island. He and his wife, Ruth
Huddleston Martufi, raised a family of three until Ruth's death in 1927. Her father then remarried
Virginia Griffith, and the family grew to include three more sisters and a brother, all of whom are
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kenneth White, to whom she was
married for over 50 years; and her granddaughter, Jennifer White, whom she loved dearly.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth White; her daughter, Holly Mills Combs; her grandsons:
Kenneth H. White and Nicholas H. White; and her niece, Sandra Jones.
Mildred so loved her family and friends and had a passion for her dogs. She elevated her
canine friends to family members. Her best canine friend, Paxie, recently left a huge hole in her
heart after passing in December, 2017.
A funeral service will be held on March 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM, at Lee Funeral Home, 8200
Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD. I
nterment will follow the service at St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road,
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to St. James Episcopal Church, 5757
Solomons Island Road, Lothian, MD 20711.
Please visit Mildred's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at
Lee Funeral Home Calvert, PA
8200 Jennifer Lane
Owings, MD 20736