Norman Anthony White
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Norman Anthony White
  • February 20, 1953 - December 6, 2017
  • Belleville, Illinois

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Norman Anthony White, age 64, of Belleville, died suddenly in his home on December 6, 2017.
Norman was an associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at St Louis University. Born in New York City, Norm earned a bachelor's degree in history at Marist College in New York, and master's and doctorate degrees in criminology and criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to joining SLU, he was an assistant professor of criminology at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Norm called himself a "development criminologist" and he spent his life working to change the way that people viewed and treated children who are "immersed in risk" as he phrased it. Norm had been doing extensive work within the St. Louis Public School District to decrease school suspensions and implement trauma informed teaching initiatives within classrooms. Norm was honored many times for his accomplishments in these efforts.

Norm's selflessness in working directly with the community was vital to improving the lives of those children most in risk.

Norm is survived by his wife, Liz Murphy-White, his mother, Elizabeth White of Belleville; sons Michael and Patrick of New York; sister Marvina White (Arnold Rampersad) of California, and brother William (Pauline) Riley of New York, a niece, nephew, and extended family.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4-8 pm Monday, Dec. 11 at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, December 12, at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL. A reception will follow.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Norman White "For the Children" Fund @ St. Louis University. 1 North Grand Blvd. Room 319, St. Louis, Missouri 63103