Our loss: RIP, Dee White
Dee White, Member Services Representative, is remembered.
The SC/TA staff thanks all of you for the expressions of sympathy expressed for the loss of our colleague and friend, Dee White.
As many of you know, Dee was tough. What you may not know is her funny side and sense of humor. She was always willing to take part in a joke (especially on Barry), and we loved to tease her to get her response.
We will miss that. The other thing you probably do not know is her love of animals. I truly believe she loved animals more than anything in the world. On many occasions, I would watch her down on her knees, trying to rescue the tiniest of lizards and put it outside.
Dee did not want a memorial service. Many of you have asked about making donations in Dee’s name. We’ve decided that anyone making a donation in her name to the Humane Society would make her smile.
Dee worked very hard, and she helped a lot of our members over the years. She was there for me whenever I needed her. She loved to torture Ellery and Lou. She was always the first one here in the morning, and yesterday she was not.
She is deeply missed.
“Dee was hard-working, and a wonderful advocate for employees. She got to work early every day, and was on duty whenever we needed her. She worked hard every day of her life. And she loved her job.” — Patricia Gardner, president of the Sarasota/Classified Teachers Association
“Words fail to form. My friend and colleague died yesterday on her way to our office. Still in shock and hoping this sadness will pass. I will always remember Dee’s smile, her spit fire eagerness to help anyone in need, and her endless love of animals.” — Selma Bidot, executive assistant
“She was a tough lady. She was a very good advocate. She’d be at the bargaining table with me. She knew her job like nobody did. We’re terribly sad.” — Barry Dubin, executive director