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Beloved Teacher William White, Gone at 53

Whitcomb Middle School Teacher William White died unexpectedly Sunday night.

Beloved Teacher William White, Gone at 53

William White, an inspiration to students, died unexpectedly Sunday night.

"He is known and loved by thousands of students as the tech engineering teacher that taught them to model and race wooden cars," said Whitcomb Principal Mary Murphy of Mr. White who died of a heart attack.

Murphy said that among the comments from students about Mr. White are:

  • "He renewed my faith in engineering."
  • "He always had a positive attitude."
  • "He was confident in all the students and made us want to go to his class."

Mr. White had been an educator for the past 32 years, beginning his career with Marlborough in 1983 as an industrial arts teacher at the middle school. He also taught in the high school and served as the coordinator of technology education from 2002 through 2008. This year he was part of the seventh-grade STEM team as the technology/engineering teacher.

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"I would say that he is one of the reasons that most graduates from Marlborough High can tell you about the design engineering process," said Murphy.

He was a member of the Technology Education Association of MA and the International Technology Education Association.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Slattery Funeral Home. A mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am at St. Matthias Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery at 45 Fairview Ave. in Hyde Park.

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