Sarah S. White, 85, homemaker, Red Cross volunteer

March 17, 2006

Sarah S. White, a homemaker and volunteer, died of dementia March 9 at her daughter's home in Jericho, Vt. The former North Baltimore resident was 85.

She was born Sarah Alden Simmons in Richmond, Va., and reared in Roland Park. She was a 1939 graduate of Bryn Mawr School.

Mrs. White was married in 1943 to William H. Harris Jr., a Navy pilot, who was killed over Japan in 1943.

In 1949, she married Thomas Justin White Jr., a newspaperman and longtime editor of the Baltimore News-American, who died in 1987.

For years, Mrs. White lived on Edgevale Road in Roland Park and later moved to Elkridge Estates in North Baltimore. For the past several years, she had lived with her daughter.

Mrs. White had been a Red Cross volunteer and was a member of the Hillendale Bible Chapel.

She enjoyed entertaining and attending the annual nearly new sale at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

She was the granddaughter of Edward E. Simmons, an American impressionist painter.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28 at Elkridge Estates, 6025 Roland Ave.

Surviving are a son, Thomas Justin White III of Carmel, Calif.; a daughter, Willa Hugh Harris of Jericho; and a brother, Dr. Bradford Simmons of Inverness, Calif.

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