Gladys White

Graveside Service

10:30 am
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Armory Hill Cemetery
Benedict Ave.
Ilion, New York, United States

Obituary of Gladys J. White

Mrs. Gladys J. White, age 89, a lifelong Ilion resident, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the MVHS St. Luke’s Campus. At the time of her passing, she had the love of her family at her side. Born on May 23, 1933, Gladys was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Hathaway) Oviatt. She was raised and educated in Ilion and attended local schools. On October 4, 1952, Gladys was wed to Mr. Clarence E. White, Sr. and together they shared in over forty-one years of marriage until Clarence’s passing on February 16, 1993. Gladys was a woman of old school values and she worked hard all of her life. Aside from her duties at home as wife and mother, she was also employed at various local companies, including Herkimer Laundry, Creekside Laundry, the State Bowling Center, Crossway’s Tavern and lastly at the Original Herkimer Cheese where she worked for sixteen years. While at home, Gladys enjoyed crocheting, canning and especially cooking for her growing family. She was skilled in the kitchen and very strong-willed; always looking out for the well-being of her family. She had a fondness for animals and absolutely loved her dogs, Cinnamon and Bella. Gladys is survived by her sons, Clarence E. White, Jr. and wife, Debbie, and Joseph White and wife, Lynn, all of Ilion; her son-in-law, Cary Berberick of Cedarville; her grandchildren, Cary “Rich” Berberick and Courtney, Justin and Mandi White, Jordan White, Philip Austin, Chad Austin and Joanne, Kevin and Sara White, Michael White, Lisa and Chris Smith, Tammy and James Springer and Tracy White; her fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She also leaves her sisters, Lillian Rose and Tillie Foster. Aside from her parents and husband, Gladys was predeceased by her daughter, Sharon Berberick on January 30, 2015; her many in-laws; as well as by her sisters, Alice Beach, Dorothy Foster, and Ruth Stanley. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Gladys’ Graveside Service which will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 10:30AM at Armory Hill Cemetery in Ilion, where her earthly remains will be laid to rest beside her husband. The White family has entrusted the care of their beloved mother to the Enea, Ciaccia and Applegate Funeral Directors, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, Town of Frankfort, NY (315) 894-8000. Online notes of sympathy may be left at
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