Claudia C. White, 77, of German, NY, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Norwich, NY.
Claudia was born in Johnson City, NY, on November 11, 1944, the daughter of the late Ernest and Clementine Tripp Hooker. For many years she had worked alongside the White Family on the family farm and assisted with the operation of the saw mill. She had served as the Historian for the Town of German and the German Baptist Church. She had also served on the Chenango County Election Board for several years. Claudia was well-known for her cookies and was an avid Green Bay Packers and John Wayne fan.
She is survived by her children, Andy (Sharon) White of Norwich, Robert Benjamin (Christine) White of German, and Chad Evans (Christine “Red” Hemmerick) White of Xenia, OH. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Shawn, SheaLeah, Connor, Misti, Savannah, Viktor, Kaylen, and McKenzie; great-grandchildren, Liam, Maeve, Owen and Levi; a brother, Paul G. (Kathy) Hooker of Binghamton; sisters, Nancy Kelsey of WV, Virginia Eldary of Owego, and Diane Omar of Endicott; a special nephew, whom they raised, Alton (Connie) Rudin and their children, Alton, Jr., and Tarra; a special friend, Bea Sullivan, who has been a dear friend of Claudia’s for over 60 years; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred White, on November 26, 2017; sisters, Myrna Weaver, Sandy Alexander and Gloria Winslow; brothers, James Earl Hooker, Joseph Vincent Hooker and Ernest Raymond Hooker III; a sister-in-law, Helen Hooker; nieces, Linda Marie, Charlene Weaver and Rose Marie Winslow; and nephews, Nicholas and Joseph Hooker, Jr.
Private funeral services for family and close friends will be held at the German Baptist Church on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with her son, Pastor Andy White, officiating. Covid-19 protocol will be followed and all attending must wear face masks. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery at a later date. A celebration of life will be held after the committal in the spring where friends may join. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Claudia may be directed to the Westview Cemetery Association, c/o Cindy Nogva, 197 County Road 5, McDonough, NY 13801 or WPEL Radio, P.O. Box 248, Montrose, PA 18801.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the care given over the past six months. Thank you, also, to Claudia’s church family for prayers and comforting words, cards and visits.