James L Geiser, 85, of Massillon, passed away Wednesday, July 10th at the Laurels of Massillon Nursing Home. Born in Massillon, on January 13, 1934, a son of the late Arthur and Lillian (Venik) Geiser, also preceded in death by step-mother Theresa Geiser and brother Bud Geiser. A graduate of the Massillon High School class of 1953, he was an All-State offensive and defensive tackle under head coach Chuck Mather This earned him a full ride scholarship to play football at the University of Miami in Florida. An avid angler, he loved to fish at the reservoir in Massillon . He served in the US Army as a PFC from 1956 to 1958. Survived by daughter Pamela (Bill) Drozda, of Fernandina Beach, FL; son James D Geiser, of Massillon; brother Thomas Geiser, of California; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 322 3rd St SE Massillon, OH 44646. You may add your condolences on our website: www.waltner-simchak.com. Please check the website for updated service information.
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