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Owen Lee White
Owen White, 91, a Korean War Army veteran, passed away February 3, 2022 after a brief illness. He was born May 2, 1930 in Glassport, PA to Lester and Pearl White. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, “Loie” (Lois Ann, his wife of 54 yrs); his son, Dale Owen; and his siblings, Stanton, Charles, Paul, Madeline and Betty.
He was a man of strong faith, and a long-time member of Riverside Alliance Church where he valued his job as the “door greeter”. Anyone who knew Dad knew how important work was to him. He worked for Akron Standard Meats for 35 years as a meat cutter. When Akron Standard closed, Dad went to work for Acme on Manchester Rd in various capacities until finding his home in the Bakery Dept where he continued until his retirement in Oct. 2021. Many thanks to his supervisor and great friend, Ashley Beltrano for supporting his desire to serve a purpose through his work.
Dad could never be found without his harmonica in his pocket. He belonged to the Rubber City Harmonica Club and enjoyed his “gigs” entertaining at nursing homes until Covid shut down these activities. He was thrilled to get together with his group this past summer and had a grand jam session with his buddies.
As with many men of his generation, there was almost nothing he couldn’t fix, build or jerry-rig. He was a self-taught woodworker who made cherished pieces of furniture for his family.
He will be greatly missed by his son, Gary (Rondeen) White, daughter, Sharon (Rodney) Welty; grandsons, Ryan (Hilary) White and Randy (Erin) White; and his 4 great-grandchildren, Owen, Aubrey, Jackson and Charlie.
The family would like to give special mention to the staff of Heritage Crossing Assisted Living and Memory Care Center in Fairlawn, OH. Owen felt blessed to be cared for by these sweet angels.
Due to Covid, the family has requested that all those attending visitation and the service to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Friends may call at Bacher-Moore Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., on Tuesday, February 8 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., with services following, Rev Mark Smith officiating.
Private interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverside Alliance Church 2433 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44319 or to the Haven of Rest Ministries at havenofrest.org., in memory of Owen White.
So sorry for the loss of "Owie"! I had such a great pleasure of working with him for years at Acme!! The most nicest, sweetest and kindness man you'd ever meet! My condolences to the family!
Denise Bush Feb 8 2022 10:46 AM
Sharon, so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you the next few days.
Lisa Bittner Feb 7 2022 4:36 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Owe was a special and dear man. I am so honored to have worked with him at Acme in the Bakery. Every morning we looked forward to him coming in and staring his day. I loved listening to his stories about his life growing up and about his family. But the most precious and magical times would be when he would play his harmonica for us. My heart is broken to know that the world has lost such a pure and precious soul. But I know he is once again with his dear wife that he loved so much. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, and may God give you comfort in your time of sorrow.
Becky Yovanovich Feb 7 2022 12:52 PM
What a wonderful, sweet man. He will be missed by many. He and I shared a birthday! He's very happy to be with Loie in heaven now. Sending love and prayers to the family.
Joe and Lisa Rogers Feb 6 2022 9:04 PM
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Sharon Welty Feb 5 2022 7:45 PM
To the family of Owen my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time I had the pleasure of working with Owen for many years at acme fresh market We all loved and highly respected him may it comfort your hearts to know that he has now been reunited With the love of his life and they are both now in the arms of God may God-bless you and always be with you respectively submitted
Sheila Henderson Feb 5 2022 1:25 PM
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Sharon Welty Feb 5 2022 11:12 AM
Heaven opened its gates to a wonderful soul. My love and sympathy Gary and Rondeen, Sharon and Rodney love you all, Aunt Joyce.
Joyce Shaw Feb 5 2022 9:19 AM
Sharon, thoughts and prayers. Jim Maslaniak
Jim Maslaniak Feb 4 2022 5:24 PM
Thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and her family during this difficult time. Your parents were wonderful and a part of my great Castle Homes Memories. Peace be with you!
Debbie Smith Friedrichsen Feb 4 2022 5:04 PM