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David J. Maser

December 2, 1927 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 92)


David J. Maser, age 92, of Canton, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Aultman Compassionate Care Center. He was born December 2, 1927, in Canton, the son of Harry and Agnes (Blythe) Maser. He was a veteran having served in the Army immediately after WWII. David was retired Chief of Canton Police Department after 31 years of service. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and K of C Council #341, 3rd Degree.  David was active in county, state and international Chiefs of Police Associations, and served as President of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, 1977 - 1978. He was also President of the Canton Police Department Boys Club for nine years. After retirement from the Canton Police Department, he served as Director of Security for Superior Brand Meats, Inc. and the Hoover Company. David is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas (Joan) Maser, Mark (Ann) Maser, Drew Maser; daughter, Paulette Krisher; grandchildren, Courtney (Chad) Clark, Jennifer (Brent) Ervin, Jessica (Jeff) Messer, Molly (Grant) Sevek, Abby (Drew) DeVore, Benjamin (Liddy) Maser, Erin Maser; great-grandchildren, Andy, Madelyn, Wesley, Nolan, Logan, Hayes and Willa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mardell (Getz) Maser, son-in-law, Mark Krisher; daughter-in-law, Laurie Maser; brother, Harry "Hap" Maser; and sister, Deana Lighthammer. In keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, please wear masks and keep social distancing. Calling hours will be held on Wed, September 9, 2020 from 6 to 8 P.M. with F.O.P. services beginning at 5:30 P.M. at Heitger Funeral Home, - Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave. N.W., Massillon, 44646. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11 A.M. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Canton with Fr. Benson Okpara celebrant. Burial to follow the service at Calvary Cemetery in Massillon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church,  3430 St. Michael Drive N.W., Canton, Ohio  44718 or the J Babe Stearn Community Center, 2628 13th St SW, Canton, OH 44710.

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September 9, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heitger Funeral Home-Jackson Chapel
5850 Wales Ave. N.W.
Jackson Township, OHIO 44646

September 10, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Michael Catholic Church (Wales, Canton)


St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
3430 St. Michaels Blvd., Canton OH 44718

J. Babe Stearn Community Center
2628 - 13th St. S.W., Canton OH 44710

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