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John C. White

June 7, 1947 - August 17, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Vietnam War Veteran


Service Date: August 27, 2020

In Lieu of Flowers: None

Obituaries » John C. White

John C. White of Parsippany passed into eternal life on August 17th, 2020. He was 73.

John was a graduate of Hoboken High and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He moved to Parsippany with his father, Henry C. White and his mother,Catherine (Repetti) White, both of who have predeceased him. John worked as a draftsman for AT&T/Lucent until his retirement, and had many hobbies and interests that kept him happily involved and busy for most of his adult life.

John was well-loved and respected by nearly everyone who had the great fortune of being counted as one of his many friends. He was a natural and gifted conversationalist, he had a robust sense of humor and always had a joke at his fingertips should the moment arise. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of classic cars and was a master model-car builder, envied and renowned for his skill. As a member of several model car clubs over the years, including the NNL East and the Jersey Scale Model Car Club, his precision and attention to detail earned him many awards, as well as the respect and awestruck admiration of his peers.

He was also one the most giving and charitable individuals you would ever be likely to meet. He had a big heart, and a youthful sense of fun that he carried with him throughout his life. He took on the role of friend, mentor and a protector in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He was a great friend to adults and kids alike, always involved in the lives of those he cared about, always available to help repair a car, or for a birthday party or special occasion, or for a neighborhood game of tag and manhunt, or just to spend hours talking to about any subject. He was always always interesting, always engaging, and he was always giving back to others. He touched countless lives during his time here on earth and he will be deeply missed.

Funeral Service will be on Thursday August 27, 2020 11:00am at the Par-Troy Funeral Home 95 Parsippany Road Parsippany (973) 887-3235. Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the funeral home.

Following current Covid-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. The family acknowledges and understands that many are still uncomfortable to attend public gatherings and will be unable to attend the visitation. We ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.