Obituary – John T. White

JOHN T. WHITE, 74, passed away on January 26, 2012. White did not live in Goshen at the time that he purchased all 91 acres of the James A. Oppy Farm from Bernice K. Oppy in the mid 1970’s. Bernice had decided to move to Michigan to reside with her daughter Kathy after the passing of her husband James. John divided the property into various sized lots to be sold. He built homes on a couple of the properties before selling them, including a ranch home on Goshen Valley Rd. One of the homes built by White was an A-Frame on Possum Hollow Rd, which his family resided in for many years. It was stated in the obit that the A-Frame was White’s favorite house. The home was later inhabited by the WTUZ Radio Station. During his years as a self-employed carpenter, White also built many homes on the Southside of New Philadelphia. He proudly served in the Navy. White’s obit was published in the Times Reporter, on January 31, 2012.


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