Nicholas “Nick” Paul White, 23, of Allentown, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 in an automobile accident. Nick was born on July 22, 1997 in Red Bank, New Jersey, the son of David and Amy (Nardacci) White.
As Nick’s family moved states, he attended various schools in New York (Lynnwood Elementary School, Guilderland), Florida (Rainbow Elementary School and Tuskawilla Middle School, Oviedo), and Texas (McCullough Junior High and The Woodlands). In 2015, he graduated from The Woodlands, where he played outfield for The Highlanders baseball team.
Upon his family’s relocation to Pennsylvania, Nick enrolled at DeSales University, where he majored in Communications with a focus in Sports Broadcasting, and he played outfield for the Bulldogs baseball team. Nick earned many awards, including: MAC Freedom Second Team All-Conference, 2018; MAC Freedom First Team All-Conference, 2019; and an appointment to the All-Region Baseball Team, 2019. Nick graduated in May 2019.
Even before graduation from DeSales, Nick followed his passion and began reporting for SEC TV2 Sports. He remained at TV2, reporting on local sports, until Covid-19 altered the athletic landscape in PA. In August of 2020, Nick became a Sales Center Leader with the sales team at Bimbo Bakeries, USA. It delighted Nick to follow in his Dad’s footsteps, in the ‘family business’, and to work with family and friends. Once he started at Bimbo, he and his girlfriend, Emily Kattner, whom he lovingly called Katnip, got an apartment together, and in it, they celebrated their one-year anniversary.
Nick is survived by his parents David and Amy of Chadds Ford; his siblings Olivia (Will Brock) and Gabrielle; his grandparents Marsha and Claude Rousseau, and Kathryn Nardacci. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Julio Nardacci, whom he adored. So much so, that he tattooed his Papa’s name on his shoulder.
Big-hearted, caring, generous, a beautiful soul—Nick, with his warm laugh, lit up a room. Nick loved family and friends. His positive outgoing energy was contagious. Everyone felt welcome in Nick’s presence. He could be silly or serious, whatever a situation needed. He gave people he loved Nicknames (Silly-Billy-Willy can testify to that). Or renamed their pets for them. He loved animals, especially his cats, Fig and Mouchie. He brought people together to have fun—play whiffle ball or ping pong, sample beer at a brew pub, float on innertubes down the Brandywine River—and to live in the moment. By day, he loved the noise and bustle and spirit of a big family and a lot of friends. But when the house grew still and quiet, he’d hang with his mom watching Netflix, playing pool, and talking to the early morning hours.
He collected watches, but he was always late. He never missed a day of school, but he couldn’t get there on time. He drove six hours roundtrip on a workday to vote in the 2020 presidential election. He cooked chicken parmesan while he listened to G-Eazy. He never lived in California, but he always rooted for the Angels. He climbed mountains in the Adirondacks, but he wore Gucci, and he never had a hair out of place. Brutal brutal toaster strudel. Nick loved life.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Longwood Funeral Home & Cremation of Matthew Genereux in Kennett Square. Due to Covid-19, there will be no calling hours or funeral, at this time. The family hope to hold a memorial service at a future date, to be announced on this website, in the coming months.
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In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Nick’s memory to the charities he supported:
Treetops Kitty Cafe, 305 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 https://www.treetopskittycafe.com/donate or The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Ste. 515A, Allentown, PA 18104 https://mllv.org/donate/ or Scholarship Fund in memory of Nick, see: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bbu-remembers-nick-white?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR1SUOvSq5AvmsfNsdIQJKL_g4tsKfAM2WpwZPxDxr6vZ6pWrYYzgXfNLBs
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