In Remembrance: Edgar J. “Ned” White ’68 Died on January 29 2021

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Ned White (class of 1968) passed away in his home in South Thomaston, Maine, on January 29, 2021, after developing complications from cancer treatment.

Ned was a freelance writer for print, public and commercial television, theater, and corporate media. His work included seven original musical plays for young adults; adult audience participation mystery plays; a children's TV series; a movie of the week for HBO; and a variety of comedy, drama, and documentary for broadcast.

Ned was also a crossword constructor for the New York Times, an author of six novels (, and a blogger for the Bangor Daily News where his blog Journeys Over a Hot Stoveregularly appeared from 2013 to 2019.  He graduated from Yale in 1968 as Scholar of the House and a highly accomplished pool player.

A keen observer of people and the world, Ned found beauty and amazement nearly everywhere. He had a deep fascination for physics and life beyond Earth. He was a self-taught guitarist and pianist. He was a fierce seeker of truth and loathed pretense. He loved the open skies of New Mexico, where he lived for eight years, but especially embraced the down-to-earth honesty, humor, and serenity of Maine and Mainers.

Ned is survived by his wife Carla and his three children Sam, Amy, and Molly; his brother, Ridge; two sons- and a daughter-in-law; two brothers- and three sisters-in-law; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a godson.

—Submitted by the family.

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  • Carla White
    Carla White, 10:48am October 24 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Ned's wife Carla here. Thank you for posting this. I hope it is appropriate to say here that a memorial anthology of Ned's writing is available at his website linked in the obituary above. He spoke of his Yale days often and especially his Saint A's crew. Thank you all for enriching his life so!

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