John F. Kaiser, 62, of Erie, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his residence, following a brief illness. He was born in Erie on March 20, 1952, a son of Marjorie "Janet" Bannister Cantor and the late Frederick Kaiser.
John was a 1971 graduate of Strong Vincent High School, and worked as a plumber with the Erie School District for a number of years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and camping. He was also a fan of the Erie Otters, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Chicago Bears.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 12 years, Cindy Holland Kaiser; two stepdaughters, Michelle Chapin of Charlotte, N.C. and Katie DeCarolis of Erie; two sisters, Susan Pulliam and Sharon Kaiser, both of Erie; two brothers, Charles Kaiser and his wife Kim of Charlotte, N.C. and Paul "Toby" Cantor and his wife Shelly of Erie; his aunt, Marian Paulsen of Erie; many nieces and nephews; his dogs, Lilly and Bosco; and his grand-dog, Rosco.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.. Services will be held there on Monday at 10:00 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Dr. Harold Kelley, and burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Suite 244, Erie, PA 16501, or to the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16501.
Schmidt Funeral Home
5000 Wattsburg Road Erie, PA 16504
Published in the Erie Times-News from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014