Helen White

Died: September 18, 2018
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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Helen Jean (Baynard) White, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. She was predeceased by her son Frederick White in 1996, her grandson Jason Dunn in 2005 and her husband George White in 1956. Helen was born December 31, 1923 to Julia and Anthony Baynard in New Britain, Ct. and later grew up on a farm in Richfield Springs, NY. Helen will be most remembered for her absolute love and devotion to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved so much. She made every child feel so special. Helen will also be remembered for her very determined spirit. When left a young widow with three children, she did not depend on assistance. Instead, she worked three jobs until she accepted a position at Mohawk Airlines in 1957; after training in accounting at a business institute. The money entitled to Helen from the Navy due to injuries George sustained during WWII, was deposited into savings for future college educations for her three children. As one airline merged with another, she eventually moved to Washington, D.C. in 1970 to work as Manager of the Accounts Payable Department for USAir, where she worked until her retirement. Helen was not only a pioneer in the accounting field during a time when women were not widely accepted; she also provided her family with a stable and loving environment; with the help of her Mother. She hardly missed a school, scouting, church or sports event, even though she was a full time working Mom. Helen took advantage of her flying privileges to take her children to places across the United States and later she traveled to numerous countries in Europe, South America and the Middle East. After retirement, she used these passes to visit her children and grandchildren for every important event and traveled into her late 80’s. Helen met adversity with strength, time and time again. She had a strong work ethic, encouraged her children to always do their best, to be honest, do their fair share and to help those in need. Helen also loved to sing and dance, as she was a member of a choral group in Utica, NY during the 1960’s. She also loved attending the Big Band dances almost every weekend in Washington, D.C. with her dear friend Hank Heard, during the 1970-2000. When Helen moved to Endwell she became a member of the Church of the Holy Family and the Endwell Garden Club. Helen is survived by her daughter Toni Dunn and husband Tom, her son Rich White and wife Missy, five grandchildren: Erin Khouri and husband Tony, Kate Sandhoff and husband Neil, Dr. Megan White Zappitelli and husband Nick, Rick Dunn and Daniel White, who has always had a special place in her heart. She also leaves six great grandchildren: Elias, Addison, Tommy, Karsten, Anthony and Dominick, who they lovingly called “Babcia”. A special thank you to the Palliative Nurse Practitioners and to Hospice Care at Lourdes Hospital for their caring support and concern.
Funeral Services will be held Monday 9:30 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at Church of the Holy Family at 10 am. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Yorkville, NY, Monday at 2:30 pm. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Sunday from 3-5 pm. Expressions of sympathy in Helen’s memory may be made to the Church of the Holy Family in Endwell, NY and to the Autism Research Institute, San Diego, CA, in support of Helen’s grandson Daniel.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Church Of The Holy Family


3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY, 13760

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm

Holy Trinity Cemetery


1500 Champlain Avenue
Yorkville, NY 13495

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BARBARA D WASHINGTON posted on 9/22/18

I am honored to have had the opportunity to be acquainted with Helen. She was often visiting Rich and Missy in SC and always greeted me with warmth and affection. My prayers and thoughts will be with her family as they say goodbye in the upcoming days. May the love of family and friends comfort them.


Julie Figat posted on 9/21/18

My Aunt Helen was my father's (Raymond Baynard) sister. Aunt Helen is a special role model in my life, and "growing up" I always wanted to be like my Aunt Helen. She was so warm & full of life, gracious, beautiful, elegant, stylish, fun, classy, smart, vibrant, confident and devoted to her family. I loved her cooking and baking, and we could talk for hours about anything and everything. Traveling with my Aunt to Poland was one of my best experiences in my life. Aunt Helen's legacy will never be forgotten, and I, my husband Robert, sons Kevin and Christopher will always love and remember her fondly. Love, Niece Julie, Robert, Kevin & Christopher


Bobbie and Maxton King posted on 9/20/18

Our deepest sympathy to Ms. White’s family. She was a kind, caring, loving lady, and will be greatly missed. We send our love and prayers to her family during this difficult time. May her loving legacy continue Love to all, Bobbie and Maxton King