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“Place: 2 Penn Plaza, TWA Reservations, Rate Desk (a hive of volatile personalities)In the midst of ringing and/or slamming phones Loretta was an...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: SANDRA LEE - HONOLULU, HI

“You will be missed Loretta !!! ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Kenny Rodrigues - Yonkers, NY

“Whatever the weather, whatever the location, Loretta was always one of the first to arrive & one of the last to leave the annual June Hawaii...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Kimo Gerald - New York

“Sorry for your loss. Loretta. Was a great. Petson ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Shadwick - Bronx, NY

“I was so sorry to hear about Loretta's passing. I have known her for many years and always enjoyed seeing her around the neighborhood and catching up...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Glenn Barbieri - new York, NY

“Although I was a late comer to TWA New York Reservations I would always see Loretta's smile and greeting when I would pass her on the aisle at the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Georgette Anagnostaras-Petersen Anagnostaras-Petersen - NY

“Dinners and shows after work using TDF tickets for the shows. Talking about Missy living in Hawaii with Lelani and the joy she brought. And ...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Suzanne DeRose - Riverhead, NY

“I am so grateful to have known Loretta. We worked together at TWA....would meet for lunches. I shared her love of origami and was so happy to see her...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Lou Snow - Boston, MA

“Loretta was a wonderful volunteer for OrigamiUSA. She worked on the famous Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History. She taught...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy Zeichner - New York, NY

“I recall Loretta & Ohana attending our NY/Hawaiian community events...& we having a pleasant chat. We were always inviting her to dance hula w/ our...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Io Cabanos

“Loretta was a wonderful person and had a light to her that shined bright in any situation. We are so sorry to hear of her passing, she was a...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Laura Marceca - NYC, NY - Friend

“Loretta, i loko o ko"u pu"uwai. TWA 'ohana mau loa. May your entire ohana be comforted by the love you always shared with others and the many happy...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Deirdre Chai - Hicksville, NY

“Loretta was an amazing woman. I knew her through the Hula Halau we belonged to. She was an elegant dancer, a cheerful person, and a wonderful human...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Joan Charischak - Venice, FL


Air Force Emblem

Loretta Pailile White
Born in Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii
May 8, 1933

Take a walk! Go for a swim! Dance the hula! Sing a song!

These are words Loretta lived by - always on the move, a social being, a remarkable woman…

Loretta joined the US Air Force straight out of high school then went to college after that, very industrious, even at a young age. She left a small town to join the armed forces, then moved to the big city with her husband, Dan. She knew right away that New York was where she belonged. Loretta had 3 children - daughter Missy, son Julian, and son Dylan. Three children and a full-time job at TWA where she made life long friends - Loretta was busy, always busy.

Since moving to New York she has always had her finger on the pulse of the city - at any time she could be found at a restaurant with friends during restaurant week, at a gallery opening, at a new play or at the opera whenever possible.

Recently Loretta found a passion for Origami and had a tight group of friends who she spent time with as well as volunteering at the Museum of Natural History. Origami brought her joy and become a big part of her life. She would teach at the museum as well as try to tackle new pieces, she loved a challenge.

A member of multiple Senior Centers in the area, Loretta treasured the friendships she cultivated over the years, and I know her friends treasured her.

A Mother, a Grandmother, a Great-Grandmother, and an Aunty - there are no words to express how much Loretta will be missed. She lives on in her family - Daughter Missy, Son Julian, Grandchildren Leilani, Rocco and Vince and Great-Grandchildren Donovan and Ivana. She touched us all deeply and she will remain in our hearts forevermore.

The White Family