John A. Tampoya, the son of Filipino immigrants, was born in Wheeling in 1956. In the early 1960s, Johns family moved to Morgantown, where he attended St. Francis School. John left to attend college and dental school, moving to California after graduation. However, John always yearned for home. In 1998, John convinced his wife that West Virginia would be a safer place to raise their children. In July 1998, John returned to West Virginia with his family, reacquainting with old friends and making many new ones. Currently, John and his family live in Morgantown, where he owns a fitness business.
~ Jennifer Tampoya, Morgantown, WV
(Nominates: John A. Tampoya, spouse)