Christopher Alan White, 50, of Edison, died on Friday, November 13, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 20, 1965 in Washington, DC and lived in Edison for the past 18 years.
Chris obtained a degree in Family Science from the University of Maryland and earned his graduate degree in Educational Administration from Kean University. He was the Head Residential Counselor at the Episcopal Center for Children in DC. His passion for education led him to his career as a Science teacher, the last eight years at John Adams Middle School in Edison. He was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2012.
Chris had a tremendous impact on so many lives and was an inspiration to all that knew him. He was always one to offer support and guidance, and brought out the best in family, friends and students. Whether he was in or out of the classroom, Chris was a true teacher to everyone. He found joy in everything around him and embraced life completely, always wanting to learn more. He had a gift of making the ordinary feel extraordinary. Chris' sheer presence added a level of fun to any occasion because of his enthusiastic view on life. Chris loved science, music, cooking, sailing and spending summers with his family and friends at the beach. His legacy lives on in so many ways.
He is survived by his wife Susie White (nee Codella); his four children Christopher, Casey, Sammy and Nicole; family includes Jackie Trachtenberg of Edison; Anthony Codella of Roselle Park; Dr. Vincent & Debbie Codella of Monroe; Jackie & Tom Dwan of Monroe; Robbie LeSaux of Edison; Steve & Karen Thomas of Maryland; Anne Robinson of Maryland and his loving nieces and nephews: Tommy, Renee, Maxine, Anthony, Alessia, Fabiana and Vinnie.
Visitation is Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 2:30-4:30 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Christopher White Memorial Scholarship Fund through TD Bank Account #4312812301 or checks can be mailed to 17 Timber Road, Edison, NJ 08820.