Matthew T. White Executive, volunteer

December 21, 1990

A memorial service for Matthew T. "Whitey" White, a retired poultry company executive who did volunteer work, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.

Mr. White, who was 86, died Wednesday in his sleep at the Augsburg Lutheran Home where he had lived since 1989.

He moved to Towson in 1974, a year after retiring as plant manager for the Shen-Mar Poultry Corp. in Bridgewater, Va., after 10 years with the company, which processed boneless turkey rolls.

He had held a similar post with the Cavalier Poultry Co., in Harrisonburg, Va., where he began working in 1958.

For 31 years before that, he worked for Seymour Foods in Topeka, Kan., and was general superintendent of its poultry and egg plant.

In retirement, he joined the Mount Moriah Lodge of the Masons and the Towson Presbyterian Church where he coordinated coffee hours and visited the sick.

He had been treasurer of the Towson Kitchen of Meals on Wheels and tutored at the Hampton Elementary School.

Born in Chester, S.C., he graduated from Erskine College in Due West, S.C.

His wife, the former Erma Rhea Reed, died in 1981.

He is survived by a daughter, Katherine White Bredbenner of Towson; two sons, Matthew Torbit White Jr. of St. Louis and the Rev. George Reed White of Atchison, Kan.; three brothers, Harvey Stewart White of Clinton, S.C., William Moffatt White of Chester, S.C., and David Phillips White of Due West.

The family suggested contributions to the Towson Presbyterian Church or the Augsburg Lutheran Home.

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