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.
Paula Putman receives the Goshen Neighbor on the Year Award in 2007. She and husband Mark played a large part in the rescue of Jeremy White after he had a seizure.
Phillip John Albury and Suzanne Sever Winters Albury were married July 22, 1972 in the First Christian Church in New Philadelphia, Ohio. They initially lived in the Schoenbrunn area. In approximately 1978, We purchased the current property from John White, which was part of the Oppy Farm with the Green Bank Barn. We fenced in the pasture and raised beef steers. In 1980, we built our ranch home. We have 3 sons and 2 daughters. Seth Phillip Albury (August 1980), Christopher John Albury (October 1982), Nathan David Albury (May 1984), Lauren Suzanne Albury “Dolly” (February 1988), Melissa Elizabeth Albury “Princess” (September 1990). The Albury’s have 1 grandson, Tyler (April 1999) that is Seth’s son. Grandma Kate Hanlon (Goshen Resident) was the family babysitter for 18 years. Goshen has been a great place for our family to grow up. The Land of Goshen Valley is the best location to live and the nicest neighbors!