Joseph E. White
A Russell native and 1972 graduate of Knox Memorial High, Joe attended Canton ATC, graduating in 1975 with his Mortuary Science Degree. Joe completed a year long apprenticeship with The Corbett Funeral Home in Rochester, New York and became a licensed funeral director in 1976. He returned to Canton in 1977 joining the O’Leary Family in operating the funeral home. He and wife Debra purchased the funeral home in 1985 following the death of Bill O’Leary, and continues operation today. Joe, a member of the Canton Lions Club and the St. Lawrence County Funeral Directors Association, past member of the Canton Zoning Board, resides at his Boyd Pond Home in Russell. He and his wife Debra have five children, Mike, Sarah, Susan, Tim and Bryan.