Clarice J. Wasberg White

Clarice J. Wasberg White

November 22, 1926 - December 18, 2015

Clarice J. Wasberg White, 89, of Brookdale Lakewood, formerly of Chautauqua Colony, and 1390 Wellman Road, Ashville, died Friday Dec. 18, 2015. She was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Frewsburg, the daughter of Alvin and Ethel Love Wasberg, and was the youngest of five children. Due to her father's untimely death when she was 7 years old, her brother Paul quit school to help take care of the family. She lived with her sister, Velma, while her mother worked different jobs. They lived in a corner room at the Bathing Beach at Chautauqua, where her mother cooked for lifeguards. From that time, her mother began housekeeping for Oscar Emerich in Chautauqua. Mr. Emerich made arrangements for Clarice to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Randall and Margaret Widrig. They lived across the street from the amphitheater, where Clarice presented flowers to the performers and also had worked at the bookstore in Bestor Plaza at Chautauqua. She was a 1945 graduate of Chautauqua, where she was a cheerleader. Clarice attended beauty school in Erie, Pa., then started working at the Charm Shop in the Hotel Jamestown. Clarice later opened her own shop on Wellman Road and had a career as a hairdresser for 20 years. Following that, she worked for 23 years at Yorktown Industries/Matco Tool. She was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun and Lakewood Legion Auxiliary 1286. Clarice enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, made clothes pin bags, and attended many craft shows with her daughter, Dulcie, with whom she bowled on the Thursday night ladies league at Flamingo Lanes. Dulcie has been her go-to girl for the past 10 years since she was diagnosed with diabetes and went on dialysis. She is survived by three daughters: Donna (Fred) Winters and Diane (Bill) Jones of Great Falls, Montana, and Dulcie (Rick) Cummings of Ashville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Wasberg of Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald White, who died Dec. 28, 2006, and whom she married Sept. 27, 1947, at the First Baptist Church, Frewsburg; two sisters: Velma Carlberg and Virginia Kimble; and a brother, LeeWasberg. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg. No visitation will be observed. The Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the So. Tier Kidney Association, PO Box 834, Jamestown, NY 14702-0834