William Francis White, 55, of Strongsville, died March 7.
White, a proud St. Ignatius alum, was a retired Cleveland police detective and worked as a regional representative for the Ohio Treasurer's Office according to the Jardine Funeral Home.
White's funeral mass was held Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Strongsville.
White was the beloved husband of Rachelle, and loving father to William, Daniel and Katherine,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The William F. White Fund, Fifth Third Bank, 14092 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, Ohio, 44136.
When friends, family and fellow residents received word of White's passing, they submitted the following responses to the Jardine Funeral Home comment section:
Danny Crawford -- Billy had the most contagious smile of any man I have ever met. As a cop he always maintained the three cardinal rules when dealing with men and women who needed his help. He practiced compassion, sense of humor, and sense of humor in which many times he laughed at his self saying "we're cops but we're only human!" I only wished that I could have worked and been with him more. A true gentleman in every sense of the word. So intelligent he could be intimidating. I love Billy and his family.
Peter Sullivan -- I will always remember the day that I met Bill at the University of Dayton. He had a big smile on his face and knew how to have fun. We lived on the same floor in an apartment building and shared many times together watching sports or enjoying the evening. He was very warm and gracious to everyone all of the time. Over time, nothing changed to his credit. He will be missed by many but his memory will live on.
Kathleen Berry -- I am so saddened to read about Bill's passing. He was one of a kind and touched many lives during his lifetime...mine was one! Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless!