John E. "Jack" White, 85, a longtime resident of South Scranton died Sunday morning at home. His wife, the former Mildred Martin, died on Oct. 9, 1997. They were married on Jan. 26, 1950.
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Born in Dickson City, son of the late Harry and Martha Eley White, he was a graduate of Dickson City High School, and attended the University of Scranton. He retired from All Phase Electrical after committing 52 years to various electrical distributors.
John was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather who enjoyed being surrounded by his family. He died peacefully surrounded by his family. He was a man of strength and determination. Being a 23-year cancer survivor is one way these traits shined.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Home Health Care professionals and hospice for all their kind and compassionate care.
Surviving are his six children, Michael White and his wife, Mary Jo; Patricia Piasecki and her companion, Hugh Sentivan; Allan "Beaver" White and his wife, Mary; Brian White, all of Scranton; Richard White and his wife, Karen, Madison Twp.; and John White and his wife, Marie, Morresville, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Michael White, Carla White, Ed Piasecki, Mike Piasecki, Whitney Jones, Jeremy White, Katie White, Lexie White and Ricky White; seven step-grandchildren, Robert Farrence, Lynette Boneviche, Mike Abbott, Mark Lockner, Robert Lockner, Brian Skutnick and Melinda Skutnick; 12 great-grandchildren, Lizzie and Haley White, Eddie, Ellish, Shailin and Brennah Piasecki and Courtney, Michael, Stephen, Samantha, Adam and Grace Piasecki; nine step-great-grandchildren, Tyler Boneviche, Michael Abbott, Fyonna Abbott, Asher Abbott, Adrian Lockner, Jaidyn Skutnick and Taylor, Marley and Connor Jingerlowski; a great-great-granddaughter, Addison Abbott; a brother-in-law, Eugene Martin and his wife, Anna Mae, Scranton; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Arthur W. Davis, pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery, Covington Twp.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Visit www.millerbean.com for additional funeral information or directions.
Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc
436 Cedar Ave
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on June 11, 2014