Ed White 1954 – 2016
Ed White was one of the first retailers in New Hope to support the idea of New Hope Celebrates and he became the pioneer treasurer from 2003-2006. He was a man loved by many: a longtime businessman who later toured the country as a freelance financial consultant/speaker at many major corporations. In addition, he loved music, played the piano like an angel, and had the voice of one as well. Many evenings in his retirement he entertained guests at the Lexington House Bed and Breakfast, which he and his partner Mike owned, and he also sang at local cabarets.
Also, he was an agent for Bob Egan Entertainment. Ed’s perfect attention to detail gave New Hope Celebrates it’s the strong financial foundation, generating revenue which later turned into grant monies for such local non-profits as Fighting Aids Continuously Together (FACT) The Rainbow Room and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC.) He also served as treasurer of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce for some time. We miss Ed’s wit, enthusiasm, and love for life. A good man has gone too soon.
In memory of our friend and founding NHC treasure Ed White
New Hope Celebrates mourns the sudden passing of Ed White, pioneer and treasurer of NHC for our first five years. Ed was a gentle, caring, and kind teacher, musician, and friend who is loved by many and will be missed by many in our community. Pictured above in 2015 at the Raven with NHC founder Daniel Brooks and former NHC parade and exhibition fair chairman, Steve Walny.