Brendan Stealey White of Morgan Hill passed away peacefully, surrounded by his entire family on Wednesday March 2, 2016 at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose, Ca.
Brendan was born in Sacramento, California to Michael Flatley of County Mayo, Ireland and Adrienne White of San Francisco, California.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith White of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brendan is father of deceased son Christopher White of Boulder, Colorado, son Patrick White of Morgan Hill, daughter Kellie Hubbard of Watsonville, son-in-law Scott Hubbard and daughter in-law Kimberly White. He was a wonderful grandpa to Ian Hubbard, Zachary White, Katherine Hubbard and Taylor White.
Brendan was raised in Stockton California and graduated from Stockton High School at the age of 16, attended and graduated from Chico State University with a Degree in Education and went on to get his Masters Degree in Administration Education from San Jose State.
He served in the National Guard for 7 years, aiding in the Northern California Floods, the San Francisco Riots (where he got to spend the night in the San Francisco Giants Dugout!) and helped maintain order during the Watts Riots.
Brendan served the Morgan Hill Unified School District faithfully for 38 years. Schools included Burnett, PA Walsh, Nordstrom, Morgan Hill, Los Paseos, Encinal, Machado and most recently, Paradise Valley as both Teacher and Administrator. He was instrumental in the birth of what is now the Morgan Hill Unified School District and was the recipient of many awards.
Brendan was a devoted father-never missing a Speech and Debate competition, a football game or a choir concert. His voice could be heard as a co-anchor at many Live Oak High school football games and Bingo Caller for the Live Oak Emerald Regime with whom he and his wife traveled extensively.
He adored his wife... often showing it in ways she didn't always appreciate! Together they traveled to more than 60 cities over 5 continents. The love of travel was something they shared as well as the deep love of their dogs Maggie, Molly Rose, Emmett and little Madeline.
There was never a bigger SF Giants, SF 49er fan or lover of unique mustards from all around the world than Bren.
He sincerely loved people and had the ability to make everyone laugh... Brendan made a lasting impression on all whose paths he crossed. His Legacy and Influence is immeasurable.
Brendan Stealey White will be missed.
A CELEBRATION of his life will be on March 19th at Gugliamo Winery. The festivities begin at 11:00am and all are encouraged to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donations to the SPCA