Eddie Mizer

December 16, 1943 - October 31, 2019
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Edward “Eddie” Leroy Mizer, age 75, of New Philadelphia died, Thursday, October 31, 2019, in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born on December 16, 1943, in Union Hospital, Eddie was a son of the late Darrell and Mary Louise Ruefly Mizer.

At a young age, Eddie be…

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Edward “Eddie” Leroy Mizer, age 75, of New Philadelphia died, Thursday, October 31, 2019, in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born on December 16, 1943, in Union Hospital, Eddie was a son of the late Darrell and Mary Louise Ruefly Mizer.

At a young age, Eddie became deaf as a result of a brain tumor. However, he never let his disability get in the way of making a quality life for himself. He attended Canton School for the Deaf and graduated from McKinley High School in 1965. After high school, Eddie was involved with for the former Ohio Linotype School in Logan, Ohio. For 40 years, he worked at US Ceramic Tile in East Sparta and following his retirement, worked as a custodian at Sheetz Gas Station in New Philadelphia.

Having never met a stranger, anyone who ever encountered Eddie knew him for his kind disposition, remarkable memory and friendly conversations. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, a member of the New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445; loved all animals, eating out being out and about in the community.

He is survived by his niece Lori (Kevin) Cain of New Philadelphia, a great-niece, Cady (Michael) Nichols of Carrollton; a great-nephew, Nicklaus Cain of New Philadelphia; his best-friend, Richard Myers of Dover and many cousins and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his sister, Johnalee “Johnnie” Archibald; and a great-nephew, Zachary Cain.

The family will greet guests on Monday, November 4, 2019, from 4-7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Brian Flood will lead a service celebrating Eddie’s life in the funeral home’ chapel on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 1:30 PM. Burial will follow in the East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Eddie’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 4, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

East Avenue Cemetery


1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: December 16, 1943
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Gregg Martini posted on 11/4/19

He was a kind soul. He always treated me as an important friend. He left many smiles behind.


Amanda Fontana posted on 11/4/19

Eddie, I always enjoyed hearing your stories and getting the chance to see you. You have left a positive impact on so many and I feel so blessed to have had the privilege to know you. Rest in Peace ?


Heather E Pariso posted on 11/4/19

My heart goes put to all family members. Such great memories talking to Eddie over the years. He was always so positive and upbeat


Richard and Susan Hoy and all our Children posted on 11/3/19

Eddie was a truly kind person. He would always ask about us, our kids, and their families. AND he always remembered their names! We first got to know him from the old Kinser bowling alley. That was in the late 60's. We always enjoyed our conversations and stopped to talk anytime we saw him. We will miss you Eddie but one day we will see you again, of that we are sure. Our prayers to all who knew and loved him.


Judy Adams Schrock posted on 11/2/19

So very sorry to read of Eddie's passing. I was a classmate and friend of Johnnie's and remember Eddie well.


Melanie and Dave Archer posted on 11/1/19

Eddie knew everyone and all knew him! He was a wonderful fella and a friend to Dave and I for years...If he saw one of us alone he would ask how the other one was doing..Eddie was a neighbor to my Dad at Park Village Southside for a couple of years. I watched him decline with tears in my eyes. He was so well liked by the residents and staff. He never gave anyone a bad time there or anywhere he went in his lifetime. Dave knew him while he worked at Dover PD..He always noted how much Eddie respected and showed concern for the Officers...Rest in Peace and be healthy in Heaven Eddie....You will surely be missed here on Earth. Blessings to his family....


Christine tinlin posted on 11/1/19

Eddie was a pleasure to work with at ceramic tile plant. Always friendly and willing to help. Bless you and your family.


Karen Milyiori posted on 11/1/19

I met him several times thru the years, he always had a smile for me and I just loved seeing him out and about. God Bless him.


Eric posted on 11/1/19

Your loving smile will always bring smiles to others, Eddie. Rest, friend. Rest.


Mindy (Lumpcik) Christy posted on 11/1/19

My family first met Eddie through the camp club we all belonged to. From that point on he would never forget you when he saw you! I remember many lovely conversations when I would run into him around town. Truly one of the nicest guys I have ever met. The world has the loss of a beautiful soul.


Jeffrey Erb posted on 11/1/19

Not sure how much of the music Eddie could hear but he was always a fixture at any public dance or concert I played at. He was always pleasant and would great me with a warm smile and question the whereabouts and status of my children. To the family of Eddie, know that he made friends where ever he went and with whomever he met.


Gloria Mosley posted on 11/1/19

Dear Mizer family, I'd like to express my condolence and deep regrets your loss and share where I found help at such a time as this when I lost my entire family to this enemy death. I found hope and comfort in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and also at ICorinthians15:26 we're told that this enemy death will be gone forever. I'm able to cope with my loss now because these scriptures and jw.org help me to know that I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed hoping that this will help you also for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if this helped in some way. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM


Mollie Carruthers Wilkie posted on 11/1/19

Eddie was such a big part of my childhood, I remember him well, and with deep fondness. Rest in Peace, dear cousin. Mollie


Gail Mattevi posted on 11/1/19

Always a smile, he used to come out when my husbands band played and I waited on him many years ago when I was a waitress. So sorry for your loss, prayers to family and friends.


Connie Flanagan posted on 11/1/19

So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. He was always so upbeat and positive, and I was proud to call him my friend.


Pat Bearducci posted on 11/1/19

Eddie was always so friendly and willing to strike up a conversation. May he have eternal peace.


TRACY BURKEY posted on 11/1/19

Rest in peace Eddie. You were loved by all who had the honor of meeting you!


Karen Goudy posted on 11/1/19

Always a kind word and a smile - rest now...


Linda Wianser posted on 10/31/19

So sorry for your loss Eddie. Sending my prayers ?. I know him for long time and he is best friend with Richard Myers for many years...


Evelyn Figueroa posted on 10/31/19

It was an honor to meet you and have many conversations that would make me think and or always make my day. You always made me feel like our disabilities were nothing to be ashamed of. At a young age I learned a lot just from our talks. Rest in peace Eddie, you were a good man ?


Chuck and Tarris Moorr posted on 10/31/19

Kevin and Lori. Prayers for you lost one.


Amy Phelps posted on 10/31/19

He was such a sweet guy. He would come in to Red Lobster quite frequently to eat. He will be missed dearly.


Brad Kollar posted on 10/31/19

May you rest in peace. Many old memories of such a great and kind man!!


Martha Fankhauser posted on 10/31/19

Always enjoyed talking to Eddie he was so full of love and joy. He was a good friend of my cousin Gary Massarelli now they can enjoy each other again in Heaven. Sending sincere regards to his family. Martha Massarelli Fankhauser


Catherine Collinsworth Henline posted on 10/31/19

My my parents were deaf and friends of Eddie for as long as I can remember. Eddie was always kind to our family. My Dad worked at the U.S. Ceramic also. It was always a pleasure to run into Eddie. I have missed him. Rip Eddie.


Shirley Latimer posted on 10/31/19

So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing, I worked with him at Ceramic, always kind and friendly enjoyed working with him.


James Cole-Dague posted on 10/31/19

Such a kind and well respected man. It is with a heavy heart I bid you farewell, Eddie. Gone, but never forgotten.


Kathy mizer posted on 10/31/19

Loved his smile. Such a good person. He will be missed.


Elaine Van Sile posted on 10/31/19

So sorry to hear of his death. He was the nicest man and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.


Karen(Beitzel)Welch posted on 10/31/19

Lori and Family, So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him. He always had a smile! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Terry Sica posted on 10/31/19

I knew Eddie from my short time at Sparta, when ever I saw Eddie he always had a big smile on his face. He will be missed.


Frank & Cindy Alesiano posted on 10/31/19

Eddie was a good man who loved people. I worked midnights for years and would always see him going in and out of bars even though he didn’t drink alcohol. He just wanted to see and talk to people. Usually, at bar closing time, I would stop and briefly talk with Eddie. He would always ask about my wife calling her by name. My deepest sympathy to the family.


Samantha White posted on 10/31/19

Eddie was the best!!! I grew up living next door to him. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I recall many talks in my front yard from middle school, high school, summers home from college. He never forgot and always went out of his way to make sure he said hi. Even if it was snowing like crazy and i was outside shoving. Prayers for his family and friends that he left behind.


Judy Fincher posted on 10/31/19

So sorry to read of Eddie’s passing. Before I retired from the bank I would see him a lot. He always had a smile on his face. He was one of my favorite customers. The world needs more people like him.


Don Quicksall posted on 10/31/19

Eddie was such a friendly and kind man who always had a smile! He will be missed. RIP Eddie!


Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 10/31/19

I am sorry to see that Eddie passed away, he would always come into work Michael's Restaurant... we have missed him, but we will miss him more. Fly High Eddie Your friends from Michael's Restaurant


Carolyn Vaughn posted on 10/31/19

To all of Eddie's family, You were such a sweetheart, sorry to not have seen you in a few yrs. and I graduated with your sister Johnny and we were best friends until she passed away...So very sorry for the loss of Eddie and RIP Eddie.... Carolyn Cua Vaughn