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Leo White

Leo White, 61, of West Pittston passed away suddenly on May 31, 2020. Born in Lebanon PA, and raised in West Pittston he was a 1976 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. He continued his education and had a successful career in the salon/beauty industry, specifically, with Goldwell of PA.

Leo was a friend of Bill W. and practiced living one day at a time and lived life to the fullest. He cherished each friendship and loved spending time with family. He was an avid fisherman and Dallas Cowboys fan. He, also, loved his puppies.

Alongside his wife, Jennie, he lived a Christian life and served as a beacon to many and opened his home to those in need, often becoming a source of strength, courage, and perseverance. Leo will be missed, but the example of hope and determination he set will never be forgotten.

Leo is proceeded in death by his father, Donald W. White. Surviving are his loving wife of 22 years and best friend, Jennie (Mika) White. Also, surviving are his mother, Ellin (Kane) Pahl, Pittston; sister Jenifer (White)

Sullivan and her husband, John of Dallas, TX; brother Donald W. White and his wife Judy of Dunmore, PA. In addition, nephews and nieces, Christopher White (Godson), NY; Sarah “Rah-Za-Roo” White, NY; Jordan White, Dunmore; Casey Sullivan, NY; and Quinn Sullivan, TX; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A special thank you to Jack Reardon, George Krupsha and Paul Suda. Jennie will be forever grateful.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Pittston Salvation Army, 214 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston, PA, 18643. Arrangements are under the care of the Adonizio Funeral Home, Pittston, PA.

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Jun 12, 2020

Dear Leo,.. A beacon of Light to me and countless others. It was an honor to be connected to you in this experience called Life. Growing up next door to you and playing football in our backyard, is a time that will always be memorable to me. A brother watching my back is the feeling I had, and unconditional acceptance every time. A man of integrity and true class are only some of the great words that can be used to describe you. Thank You. Yes, Thank You. For the inspiration to be better. Each time I walked away from you, I had this urge to just be better. You mattered to me and I know how dearly you will…


Jun 12, 2020

Dear Jennie, Ellin and Family,

Words cannot express my deep sorrow in hearing of your loss.

Leo was such a dear special person and super friend to both myself, my family, and my late husband, Terry.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Sending lots of love,

Jeanne McMahon


Jun 12, 2020

Jennie, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I saw the obituary posted on social media by a friend and was saddened to hear of your loss. I remember the start of your loving relationship with Leo and miss seeing you both. It's been such a long time since I've seen you during my beauty school days. I'm sending lots of prayers and loved your way during this time.

Jennifer Dietrick


Jun 07, 2020

Jennie and Ellin and family , my deepest sympathy and sadness to learn of Leo’s untimely death . My thoughts love and prayers to the whole family . What a wonderful and beautiful person he was . Will miss his smile he always had when he would come to the grocery store. Love Rita Pahl and family


Jun 06, 2020

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend. Leo was very special to me and I will truly miss his wonderful personality and his bright and endearing smile.

My deepest sympathy to Jennie and his dear mother Ellin.

Carole Quinn

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