Celebration of life
Obituary of Martin John White
Marty was born on October 15, 1955, in Herkimer, New York, a son of the late Robert and Marilynn Jean (Miller) White and graduated from Mohawk Central School, ‘Class of 1974’. Proudly serving as an auto mechanic for over 39 years, he finished his career by retiring from Frankfort Valley Auto Sales after 25 years of service in 2017. Marty was a dedicated father and his daughters were the light of his life and gave him purpose. The last year of his life was one of laughter, smiles and love.
Surviving him are his daughters, Jaclyn McDowell (Cory), Terra Worden (Don) and Nancy Ratcliffe; his devoted baby sister and very best friend, Sandra Doring (Matthew) and his older sister, Donna White-Davis; a brother-in-law, Jacek Misiaszek; and sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Jones (Tom). He so dearly loved and cherished his Grandchildren, Cole (Affectionately known as “My Buddy-Coley John”), Ella, Dominick, Scarlett, Charlotte & Alyson (affectionately known as “Al-Pal”). Also surviving are dearly loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close and special friends.
He was predeceased by his soul mate, his wife, Sharon (Prichard) White; his father, Robert White; his mother, Marilynn Jean White; his sister, Barbara Misiaszek; his mother-in-law, Peg Prichard; and father-in-law, “Fast Eddy” Edward Prichard.
Marty was proudly affiliated with the following local organizations: Mohawk Exempt Firemen’s Association, Sons of the American Legion, Ilion Fish and Game Club, St. Francis DiPaola Society and was faithfully a member of the Mohawk Reformed Church.
Marty was so dearly loved as a Dad and Pop Pop. He was an extraordinary man who lived an ordinary life and inspired hope within our hearts. We cannot even begin to fathom how unbelievably missed he will be. His grandchildren were the loves of his life. They will never forget him……he will be an inspiration for them as they continue to grow within their own lives.
Life will never be the same without him walking this earth but we find solace that he is drinking a beer with his dad, dancing with his mom, smiling with his sister and kissing his beautiful wife, whom he missed so much. We love you beyond measure. Dad, thank you for loving us so deeply and purely.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Mohawk American Legion,
In keeping with Marty’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours.
If so desired, please consider a donation in his memory to either the Mohawk Reformed Church,
Arrangements are with The Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home,
Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com.
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