It is with great sadness that we share with you that John Root passed at home on April 26, 2023.
After three years in the United States Air Force, he worked 65-plus years for The A. I. Root Company from Advertising Manager to General Manager, to Vice President, to President, to Chairman of the Board, and as a valued member of the Board of Directors. He was also the Executive Publisher of Bee Culture Magazine for many successful years during his time in The A. I. Root Company.
John was on Medina City Council for 14 years with the last 10 years as President and 37 years on Medina General Hospital with 10 years as Chairman.
John was President of the Honey Industry Council of America from 1962-1963 and 1976-1977, President of the Ohio Agricultural Council from 1973-1974, President and Chairman of the Board for the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. in 1978 and Chairman of the Board from 1983-1984, as well as Key Advisory Commission of the Agricultural Technical Institute for nine years (1984-1993). There are numerous other organizations that John served in over the years.