Charles D. White

  • BORN: October 19, 1947
  • DIED: October 18, 2014
  • LOCATION: Columbia, Maryland

Charles D. "Charlie" White
died unexpectedly in Lewes, DE on Saturday, October 18th at the age of 66.

Charles is survived by his wife of 42 years, Stephanie Metelits White and loving son Christopher White. He also leaves behind a younger brother, Craig White. Other close family members include his sister- and brother-in-law Jennifer and George Dorr, and his niece and nephew Stacey Bollinger and Kevin Dorr.

Charlie was a third generation Laurelite. He attended Laurel Elementary, Laurel Junior High, and Laurel Senior High School. He went on to graduate from Towson University with a B.S. in History Education. During his tenure as teacher in Prince George's County, he also studied abroad in West Africa. His degree led to a successful teaching career that spanned 35 years and included, beyond teaching, academic and athletic coaching as well as school administration. During this time, he taught subjects as various as civics/core, history, and mathematics. Charles rounded out his career in special education before retiring. Schools where Charlie made an impact on students included: Beltsville Middle, Buck Lodge Middle, Bladensburg High, and Bowie High School.

A self-labeled bon vivant and raconteur, Charlie enjoyed playing basketsball, tennis, running, and golf – followed by more golf, followed by watching the Golf Channel. Both Charles and his wife Stephanie spent countless vacations in Rehoboth Beach, DE enjoying their retirement. A devoted family man, his wife and son remember his steadfast support, strength of character, and his kind and generous nature. Charles passed away shortly after playing golf at the beach where he was near his family, enjoying the things he loved best.

A viewing will be held from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Sunday, October 26 at Donaldson Funeral Home in Laurel, MD. A funeral is scheduled for Monday, October 27 at 11 am at Donaldson Funeral Home with a reception to follow at Patuxent Greens Golf Club. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Charlie's life. Condolences can be sent to 11260A Powder Run Columbia, MD 21044. The family would like to thank Patrick Quigley, Gail Crossman Moore, and Greg Karpman for their efforts and compassion in this time of grief. The world is a quieter and colder place now without him.

  • October 26, 2014
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A.
  • 313 Talbott Avenue
  • Laurel, MD 20707
  • (301) 725-1690
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Funeral Service
  • October 27, 2014
    11:00 PM
  • Donaldson Funeral Home Chapel
  • 313 Talbott Avenue
  • Laurel, MD 20707
  • Get Directions
  • October 27, 2014
    12:00 PM
  • Ivy Hill Cemetery
  • 1200 Sandy Spring Road
  • Laurel, MD 20707
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  • October 27, 2014
    1:00 PM
  • Patuxent Green Golf Club
  • 14415 Greenview Drive
  • Laurel, MD 20708
  • Get Directions


“ Dear Stephanie and Chris, I just figured out that Charlie has gone, and I'm so sorry. He was a great neighbor. I always enjoyed comparing...Read More »

Posted by: Karen Angeline - Columbia, MD

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