John Matthew White
1969 ∼ 2018
John Matthew White, 48, of Clermont, Fl passed away suddenly on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. For many past seasons John was the Executive Chef for the Sand Bar & Grille. He died doing what he loved, and we are all heartbroken. John was born, raised & educated in Buffalo, N.Y. He also attended the New York Institute of Technology. He is survived by his parents Nanette Weiss (Greg) & Dennis R. White (Elena) and his sisters Brooke & Briana White & dearest friend Barbara Bates & Family, and his rescue dogs Sadie & Zoey, and the SandBar Family.
John loved his life on the Vineyard, enjoying a beach run with Zoey every morning and was looking forward to another season with friends and staff, all of whom he loved dearly, especially the Wallace Brothers. His passion was being a chef and he was a sports car enthusiast with a passion for Porsche’s. Poker & a good cigar with friends & patrons was also something he enjoyed every day.
John, you accomplished what you set out to do and your success will leave a void here on earth. You left us way too soon. May you enjoy meeting up with Grandmothers Marie White & NaNa (Anita) Sorgi.
“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. ~ Emerson
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 4 at 10:00am in the Trinity United Methodist Church in the Campgrounds of Oak Bluffs.