Married on December 22, 1942
Lester and Dorothy White
Let the memory of Lester and Dorothy be with us forever

This memorial website was created in loving memory of:

Lester Perry White
Born: August 7, 1920 in Oneida, NY
Passed: October 29, 2014 in Glens Falls, NY

Dorothy May Wells White
Born: September 5, 1920 in Glens Falls, NY
Passed: May 16, 2010 in Glens Falls, NY

We'd like to invite friends and family from all over to share in our celebration of the lives of these two amazing people. They're an inspiration to us all!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by diane hargreaves on 3rd June 2017

"My friend Lesley and I had the pleasure of staying with Dot and Les in their beautiful home many years ago. I had met Dot at a NIADA convention, and she was utterly charming and delightful. When I later met Les, it was obvious that he was the very epitome of a true gentleman, and just as delightful. We were made really welcome and treated like royalty. I have never met a couple who were so in tune with one another, and so content with their lot in life.  A couple of years later, my daughter and I were again welcomed into their home.They showed us around the area and took us on a memorable trip on the lake.  I will never forget, how  we crept around the house early on the morning that we were leaving, so as not to wake them, only to go downstairs and find them sitting at the table, waiting for us to have breakfast with them.  Dot also packed us the most delicious picnic lunch to take with us. I truly felt privileged to have known them, and hold only precious memories of the times we spent together.  They were a gracious and loving couple, who loved their children and grandchildren unequivocally, and set an amazing example of how people should live their lives.  I am sure they would be ecstatic to know that Lauren and Eric are now living in the home they so enjoyed."

This tribute was added by Parvati Montgomery on 10th May 2015

"Happy Mother's Day Grandma!! Sure do miss you!! Thinking of you today, as I often do. It's been a couple years since I've gotten to send you a card or call you up to hear the sound of your beautiful voice. You always brought such strength, wisdom and happiness into my world.....I miss you more than words could ever define. I hope you are having a wonderful, beautiful, magical time! I love you!! Hope to see you in my dreams again soon <3"

This tribute was added by Dale Hartlieb on 15th December 2014

"What amazing lives! They never missed the opportunity to turn every experience into a 'teachable moment'. We'll remember them always.
- Dale & Sharon Hartlieb"

This tribute was added by Nancy Hitchcock on 9th November 2014

"We knew Dot and  Les as neighbors for thirty plus years. Their devotion as grandparents was extrordinary. Cannot remember how long Michael was with them, but Lauren was here for most of her teen years. Lauren, along with Eric, have returned that devotion ten fold.

Favorite memories include neighborhood dinners when we (Dot and Les, Nancy and Jim, Bud and Jo, Gerrie and Jim, Ed and Bev) would gather at one home or another for cocktails and then go to a restaurant for dinner.
Dot's signature vegetable flower hors d'oeuvres were truly praise-worthy!

Dot and Les often remembered all of us at Christmas with a beautiful poinsettia. They were truly kind and generous. If their Garrison Rd. home finds new owners with the same spirit, we will know that Dot and Les are the guiding stars who bring us those neighbors.

With love and sympathy to all the family,
Ed and Bev"

This tribute was added by Barbara D'Agostino on 4th November 2014

"Where do I about my wedding, where my father (Dorothy's little brother) was to drive me in his car to the wedding, only to have it break down days prior.  Uncle Les and Aunt Dorothy to the rescue!  I was driven in style with my Dad in the back seat of their white Mercedes!  Also, it was later in their lives, but I received such wonderful Christmas gifts and always think of them.  A tapestry (quilt) on my family room wall, my favorite Christmas tree ornaments, candlesticks around my bath.  I could go on and on. Always thoughtful.  Always giving.  I will miss them both profoundly.  Wonderful memorable people!

Barbara Wells D'Agostino (their favorite niece) - my sister's the only other niece on our side so had to add that:-)"

This tribute was added by Captain Joseph Naselli on 4th November 2014

"Dear family, (from Suzanne, Lester's niece, and Joe, her husband)

Joe always says that the memories we have of people keeps them alive and with us. That will certainly be true for us. Joe first met my aunt and uncle while we were still living on our sailboat. There was an immediate connection and we enjoyed many "sea stories". We visited many times over the years and were warmly welcomed and very much at home.

Sharing family history and during our last visit, Aunt Dottie's written remembrances of her early years, was so very special. We are all blessed by her work.

Joe and Uncle Lester also had a connection over the Mercedes. Uncle Lester only took it out in the good weather and then mostly to the post office or to dinner.  Joe appreciated that car so much he said, "Gee Uncle Les, if you ever want to sell this beauty let me know."

In 2001 we became the proud owners of the Mercedes.  We can't thank Uncle Les enough for remembering us this way. He gave us all the maintenance records and many Mercedes magazines.  It has been a treasure (300,000 miles now). So often when we are driving we recall memories of this special couple. Wouldn't Uncle Les be surprised to know it has been shown at several Classic car shows and sports antique Mexican license plates!

Thank you Uncle Les for the opportunity to share time with you and  Aunt Dottie.  We hold  lovely memories of you both.
May God watch over you, hold you close to His heart with your loving bride next to you for all eternity.

Captain Joseph and Suzanne Naselli"

This tribute was added by Pamela Vogel on 31st October 2014

"Dorothy and Les White were amazing, wonderful, beautiful individuals and as a couple enjoyed a most special loving partnership.  To us, friends at the Warren County Records Center,  Dorothy was an incredible historian-carefully recording the activities of the local genealogical society, painstakingly tending to the historic documents of the Warren County Archives, and even thoughtfully compiling a first-ever history of a county clerk election campaign...all perfectly accomplished and always with her trademark cheer!  Les was right there by Dorothy's side...patient, waiting, gracious always.  He was a brilliant to converse on all levels...but even more...he was this incredible gentleman. He truly defined the word. Simply stated, we all just loved Dorothy and Les!   And, yes, we will hold them in our hearts forever!  
With Love, Your Friends at the Warren County Records Center and Archives ~ Pam, Tom, Betsy, Shorty, Ruth, Alison, Brian and Melissa."

This tribute was added by Cathee St. Clair on 31st October 2014

"It is so moving to read these tributes to Mom & Dad. Thank you, Dan, for your great memories! I, too, have fond memories of "our very cool brothers." Once you and Bob helped me look for a lost charm in the lawn (in Saratoga--I must have been eight or nine years old). We were on our hands and knees searching the grass, and one of you got stung by a bee. Someone--was it Mom?--came to the rescue with baking soda and water. I remember everyone laughing in the kitchen and Dad saying something about how foolish it was to look for a blankety-blank charm in the backyard. I thought you both were rather heroic. I think Mom & Dad did, too."

This tribute was added by Dan Burnett on 30th October 2014

"I have the fondest and best memories of Les and Dottie and the "girls".

Les treated my brother and me like an uncle. We were sort of his boys. He took us places and we did things with Les that we otherwise never would have seen or done.

Dottie was the kindest and most gracious person I've ever known. She surprised me sometimes. Like the time at the Hilton buffet when she whipped out zip lock bags to take snacks in back to the boat. There was a touch of mischief there.

I could write a book of the memories of the times our families were together. I think of Dot and Les quite often. Such great people.

My sympathies to all of you."

This tribute was added by Sandee Endahl on 30th October 2014

"I am so very grateful for my daughters who thought of creating this memorial for my parents, their grandparents!  Thank you girls!!!  

Just some memories:  Mom & Dad took us to church every Sunday and helped us establish our own connection to God. Dad supported Mom's Sunday School teachings. I am grateful for their Christian foundation, which has always been close to their hearts in Christ.

One  message comes through from both of them…

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophesies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."  1 Cor 13:4-13

..the greatest of these is LOVE!  Thank you Mom & Dad! sandee"

This tribute was added by Sara Santoro on 30th October 2014

"my sympathies to everyone. i am so lucky to have had such wonderful sweet friends. i will miss them and their love. gratefully the log jam greenhouse has a little bit of them with us. blessings and love,sas"

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Sandee Endahl
Cathee St. Clair
Lauren Ashley
Nancy Hitchcock
Parvati Montgomery


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