Paul Edward Kiser, Jr.
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NEWARK: Paul Edward Kiser, Jr., 66, passed away at his home on May 20, 2014, after an eight-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer.
Paul served his country four years in the USAF. He graduated from Gahanna High School; earned his BS in Education from The Ohio State University; and his Master's in Education from Colorado State University. He taught woodworking, construction practices, drafting, welding and photography at Johnstown and Northridge High Schools, as well as a being a volleyball coach and official for many years. Paul loved teaching, whether it was students or adults, and he was honored with the "You Made a Difference" award. He also worked as the building and zoning inspector for the Village of Johnstown.
In his retirement, Paul volunteered at The Works, and continued his love of woodworking at the Sun Bear Studios, Alexandria, OH. He loved making trips and spending extra time with his family and friends at his favorite beach, Oak Island, NC.
Paul is survived by his wife of 35 years, Victoria (McMillan) Kiser, of the home; his sons, Seth E. Kiser of Newark, Joshua M. Kiser (Chrissie) of Newark; grandchildren, Izabella Kiser and Matt Jones; he is also survived by Danielle Sanmer; his father, Paul E. Kiser Sr. and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth McMillan; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark (Bonnie) McMillan and Jeff (Debbie) McMillan; nieces, Sarah (Shane) Meyer and Susan McMillan and nephew Jarrod McMillan and his fiancé, Jess Workman. He will be missed by his dearest friends of many years, Larry, Dia, Ryan, Tiffany Rogers, Barb and Lou Gentile, Kathy and Tim Redifer, Heidi Wright Tennyson, and Ginny and Joe Prusaczyk; and his furry friends, Rusty and Wally.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Kiser and his father-in-law, Mitchell McMillan Jr.
Extra special thanks to Dr. Robert Dean, oncologist, and Janice Reed, nurse clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for their cared, love and support for the last eight years; the medical teams at the James Cancer hospital, Licking Memorial and Mt. Carmel Home Health; the compassionate nurses and caring staff of Central Ohio Hospice; the support and prayers of Msgr. Paul Enke and our friends at the Church of St. Edward; and to Nick and Sandy Menedis and all of the fellow myeloma patients and caregivers in our MM Support Group.
Paul is a member of the Church of St. Edward, Granville, OH, where a funeral mass will be said Wednesday, May 28, at 10 am, followed by a luncheon in the hall.
If you wish to celebrate Paul's life, please make a donation to his favorite "dog rescue lady" via Vicki Kiser, and it will be forwarded; or the MMORE Foundation (all funds go to multiple myeloma research) P.O. Box 20067, Columbus, OH 43220.
Published in the The Advocate on May 23, 2014