Elizabeth Natalie Podolak White
March 3, 1933 – December 29, 2013
Elizabeth Natalie Podolak White, age 80, of Newark, DE, gently passed away in the early hours of Monday, December 29, 2013.
Born in Wilmington, DE on March 3, 1933 to Stephen and Anne Podolak, Elizabeth graduated from Wilmington H.S. and went on to marry Sgt. Jefferson Childs White, U.S.M.C. She worked at the University of Delaware, and retired after 27 years of service.
When younger, Elizabeth sang opera and often performed with the U.S.O. In her retirement years, she enjoyed reading, thrift shopping, and supporting animal rights. Elizabeth will be remembered and missed for her sense of humor and easy laughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jefferson C. White, daughter, Leslie Keely, sons-in-law, Joseph Paul Blankenship, Russell Keely and Stefan Saxfield, grandson, Stevie Saxfield, and sister-in-law, Marguerite Podolak. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Blankenship and Pamela Neel; son-in-law, Harold Neel; 7 grandchildren, Bryan, Elizabeth and Mike Blankenship, Sherry Eastburn, Lori Keely, and Harold and Marybeth Neel; 8 great granchildren, Alexis, Chanse, Carly, Makayla, Bryan Jr., Leeland, Julez, and Joseph; 1 great great grandchild, Alex; and her brother, Paul Podolak and his 3 children, Stephen, Natalie, and Christina.
Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.