Rollie H. White Jr., 60, a retired Foreign Service officier, died of cancer Thursday at the Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, Md.
Mr. White, a native of Washington, moved to Salisbury following his retirement from the government in 1974. From 1975 to 1976, he was executive director of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and then he retired a second time.
He was educated at St. Albans School for Boys in Washington, the University of Maryland, the National University Law School, and George Washington University, from which be earned a law degree in 1941.
He entered the Foreign Service the following year. He was a consular officer in Kenya and Afghanistan and then became an agent in the Army counter-intelligence corps in the China-Burma-India theater in the closing years of World War II.
Subsequent foreign service assignments took him to South Africa, Czechoslovakia and Egypt. Following Russian-language training, he was assigned to Moscow from 1955 to 1958. He spent the next four years in Frankfurt Germany. From 1962 to 1966, he was assigned to the State Department as a special assistant to Undersecretary Averell Harriman.
At the time of his death, Mr. White was a member of the board of the Peninsula General Hospital. He also taught foreign affairs at Salisbury State College.
Survivors include his wife, the former Doris Jean Fitch, of the home in Salisbury, and four sons, Rollie H. III, of Laurel, and Thomas F., Campbell C. and Wesley S., all of the home, and a sister, Ann Lanigan, of Washington.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Rollie H. White Memorial Hospice Fund, Maryland National Bank, Box 2318, Salisbury Md., 21801, Attn: William Postles.