John P. White Sr.
pMr. John P. White Sr. age 97, of Potsdam, NY passed away at his residence in the town of Stockholm on May 14th. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Thursday from 1-5 pm. Rev. Greg Stierheim will say a few words at 5. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley @6805 US HWY 11 Potsdam, NY 13676, Helping Hands @ PO Box 92 Hannawa Falls, NY 13647 or to the Wagner Whistle Stop Thrift Shop in c/o of Norfolk United Methodist Church @ PO Box 452 Norfolk, NY 13667. On line condolences can be sent @www.garnerfh.com. /ppJohn is survived by his sons John P. (Julie) White Jr. and Michael J. (Debbie) White; daughter Joanne White (Dale) Emlaw; daughter in law Rose Wilczek; grandchildren Jennifer (John) Cranmer, John P. (Carey) White III, Meagan Emlaw, Brian Emlaw, Dustin White, Coleman Gaughary and Emily Gaughary; great grandchildren Benjamin, Margaret and Timothy White; 2 nieces and one nephew and his wonderful caregivers Jenna, Meg and Shirley. He is predeceased by his wife Ruth White, a son Bruce White and a sister Marth Peggs. /ppJohn P. White was born December 22, 1918 in Potsdam, NY to the late Frank S. White and Marion Pert. He was a 1938 graduate of Potsdam Central High School. He attended Clarkson College for 7 semesters until he was drafted into the United States Army. October 17, 1942 he was married to Ruth Nightengale. He served during the WWII era at Fort Bellvare in Maryland. He served from October of 1942 and then was granted his honorable discharge in April of 1946. He went to work for the White Hardware Company and became owner in 1946. He was currently working for Evans and White Ace Hardware right up until March of this year. /ppJohn was a former member of the Roaring Brook Hunting Club, he was a member of the first class of Potsdam Central School’s Hall of Fame for basketball and he enjoyed puttering at his cottage on Lake Ozonia./p
Source: Watertown Daily Times Obituaries
John P. White Sr.