In Memory

Richard "Richie" Arthur White

Feb 6, 1952 - Feb 3, 2015

Richard Richie Arthur White

Saddleback College - February 5, 2015
We are deeply saddened to report that Richard White, a beloved full-time ceramics professor in our art department for 26 years, passed away Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. Richie was an integral part of the division of fine arts and media technology and is remembered for his kindness, warmth, and dedication to students.
Indeed, Richie’s contributions to our college were many, and he is well known for his talent and leadership in the construction of the Saddleback College Veterans Memorial. In 2008, Richie enthusiastically embarked on this major student project, with his students working alongside him and fellow artist Fred Olsen in the design and construction of the memorial to create a piece of art with lasting value for our college and community. Regarding the method used to build the memorial, Richie said, “The ‘fired-in-place’ ceramic technique is a perfect metaphor in building this memorial; its transformative process is representative of the troops who have had a transformative effect on our nation.”
Richie is survived by his beautiful daughters Isabelle and Madelyn White.