John R. Geiger

August 7, 1934 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 87)


John R. Geiger

Age 87 of East Canton went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday September 6, 2021, in Aultman Hospital. He was born August 7, 1934, in Pine Hill PA. to the late Harvey and Wilma (Schnitzer) Geiger Sr. He was a 1952 graduate of Malvern High School where he was class Vice-President. He proudly served in the U.S. Army (1954-1956) and served six years in the Army reserves. He received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Kent State University and master’s degree from the University of Akron. John retired in 1992 after teaching in Osnaburg Local Schools and Lexington Elementary. Following his retirement, he was nominated for “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” by a former student.  He was the owner/operator of Cardinal Security Company where he provided security for Teledyne Monarch Rubber in Hartville. John was a former member of the Osnaburg Local School Board and past- president of the East Canton PTA. He was a Charter member of Grace Baptist Church, Canton serving many years as Sunday School Superintendent and a Deacon. He is preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Taylor; two brothers, Russell and Harvey Geiger Jr.; two infant brothers. John is survived by his wife, Mildred “Jackie” (Conley) to whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage May 26, 2021; two daughters, Sharon Geiger and Christine (Tom) Patrick; one son, Bruce Geiger; he was “”Poppy” to ten grandchildren; Amanda (Jacob) Lowe, Joshua (Jacque), Zachary, Emily, Xamar, Xiamara, Xeona, Kaden, Kristian and Jaydien Patrick; one great-granddaughter, Remi Lowe; two sisters, Mary Geiger and Carol Ann (Richard) Metzger; one brother, Harold Geiger; sister-in-law, Bernice Geiger; many nieces and nephews. There will be no services at this time.  Memorial donations in John’s memory may be made to Grace Baptist Church at 5050 Middlebranch Ave NE, Canton, OH 44705. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at



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