George M. Cazan

January 26, 1930 - September 5, 2019
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GEORGE MARTIN CAZAN, 89, of Carrollton, formerly of Canton, passed away on September 5, 2019, after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Detroit, MI, on January 26, 1930, George was raised and spent his entire life in Canton and the Canton area. He was the son of Mabel Marker Cazan Fulk a…

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GEORGE MARTIN CAZAN, 89, of Carrollton, formerly of Canton, passed away on September 5, 2019, after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Detroit, MI, on January 26, 1930, George was raised and spent his entire life in Canton and the Canton area. He was the son of Mabel Marker Cazan Fulk and Martin Cazan, a Romanian immigrant. George was married to and is survived by Nancy BakerCazan, his partner in life for over 30 years. He is survived by his sons Kevin Cazan of Canton, Kenneth Cazan of Los Angeles, CA, Martin Cazan of Navarre, and his step-daughter, Kristie Baker of Canton. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Cazan Livery and son-in-law Raymond Livery. He is further survived by his grandchildren Rebecca Livery (Travis) Malone of Virginia Beach, VA, Cathleen Livery (Travis)Young of Burbank, CA, Todd Cazan of Canton, Andrew Cazan (Shelby) of Navarre, Virginia Cazan (Kyle) Cardwell of Bellevue, NE, and step-grandson Kyle Baker-Meyer (Ashely) of North Canton. He had six great-grandchildren, Brady, Mirabelle, and Cooper Malone, Madison and Carson Young, and Charlie Baker.

George Cazan graduated from McKinley High School in 1948 and achieved Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Kent State University. He was a highly respected educator in the Canton Public School system. He taught and coached basketball at Dueber and was a principal at Allen, Burns, Garfield and MacGregor Schools. Following his retirement from teaching, Mr. Cazan worked for the Canton Public Library, creating and establishing the library’s Senior Outreach Program. He was a substitute teacher and Elementary Principal at East Canton Local Schools and managed the MSP Math/Science tutor program for the Stark County Educational Services Center.

An avid performer, Mr. Cazan was active in and performed many roles with both the Canton Civic Opera and Canton Players Guild, as well as many other performing arts organizations. He also served as director for the Carroll County Choral for several years.

He was perhaps most proud of his extensive participation in the life of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Massillon. Throughout his years as a parishioner, George served as a soloist and member of the choir under his mentor, Martin Alexander, before taking over directing the choir for many years. He also served as a member of the Vestry as well as participating in many committees for the church. Before that, George spent his early years at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Canton, as both a member of the men and boys choir and serving on the Vestry. He credits his time at St. Paul’s, both as a child and young adult, with creating his deep love for music. George always said that his time at St. Paul’s saved him from what could have been a disastrous life.

George was well known for his quick wit and funny stories. He delighted in making people laugh.

A Celebration of Life service for George Cazan will take place at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 226 3rd Street SE, Massillon, on Saturday, September 14, at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial gifts can be made to St. Timothy’s music program.

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Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

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226 3rd Street SE
Massillon, Ohio 44646

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Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church

Address:

226 3rd Street SE
Massillon, Ohio 44646

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Born: January 26, 1930
 
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Carol Spotleson Gallagher posted on 9/13/19

Ken, I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking of you. May your father rest in eternal peace.

 

bruce pearson posted on 9/12/19

I'm so sorry for the loss of such a fine man. He affected me greatly in the few VERY enjoyable years I spent with him in the Carroll County Chorale.

 

Mary Solomon posted on 9/12/19

George, u were always a light to anyone u came in contact with. Will never forget all the times u came into McDs in Waynesburg.... Sure gonna miss u... RIH my friend...

 

Elaine Vallos posted on 9/11/19

With deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the Cazan Family. Mr. Cazan was my 8th grade teacher at Dueber School. Fondest memories of him. He was a wonderful teacher and I have thought of him and my school years at Dueber School many times. God bless his sweet soul.

 

Sandy cassens posted on 9/11/19

Nancy, my deepest sympathy to you and you family.

 

Teresa Houston posted on 9/10/19

Nancy, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear lifelong companion. His mind knows all things now. --Teresa Mongiardo Houston Fellow Singer and Actor

 

Judi Wylie Oestreich posted on 9/10/19

So sad to hear my all time favorite teacher has went to his eternal life. Heaven has another angel in the choir. My sympathies to his wife and family. George was my 8th grade teacher at Dueber shortly after he finished college. Many memories of those better days. The Lord was waiting to say, "Well done good and faithful servant."

 

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