It is with profound sadness that the White family and Taco Comfort Solutions have announced the sudden passing of John Hazen White III, 35, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022.  

John was born in Providence, Rhode Island on Sept. 30, 1987. He was a graduate of Moses Brown School in Providence and Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. He began his career with Taco during his high school years, starting in maintenance and working his way through many departments. His experience also included a position with B.J. Terroni Co. in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. His Taco career path led to his most recent position as senior vice president, North American OEM Sales. He was loved by Taco employees and his customers as much as he loved them.

Everyone who knew John experienced his caring, big-hearted personality and sense of humor. He had a passion for creative writing, reading, traveling, and most of all, spending time with friends and his family. He was most proud to be the husband to Katelyn White, and father to his daughter, Madison Marie. 

John is survived by his wife Katelyn, daughter Madison Marie, parents John and Elizabeth White, brother and sister-in-law Benjamin and Kirsten White, their daughter Winona Rose, and grandmother Rose Ann Stair. He is also survived by his in-laws Brett and Rosanne Zerba, Diane Zerba, sister-in-law and husband Meghan and Charles Amos and their children Bradley and Cassidy, and brother-in-law and fiancé Brett Zerba and Jackie Giardina, and Katelyn's grandmothers Marie Zerba and Rita Surdyka. He is preceded in death by grandparents John and Happy White, Clark Stair, Richard Zerba and Edward Surdyka.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the John Hazen White III Endowed Scholarship at Community Preparatory School, 135 Prairie Ave, Providence, RI 02905. You can also donate online on behalf of the John Hazen White III Endowed Scholarship at