Edward Canfield

July 6, 1928 - November 15, 2017
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Edward Lee Canfield, 89, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Noah Parks and Maude Dale (Murphy) Canfield, Edward was born July 6, 1928 at Kerns, West Virginia.


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Edward Lee Canfield, 89, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Noah Parks and Maude Dale (Murphy) Canfield, Edward was born July 6, 1928 at Kerns, West Virginia.

Edward was a veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Then on August 4, 1953, he married the love of his life, Dolly Everett, and the couple reared five children, Edward, Terry, Penney, Holly and Kandy.

He was retired from Greer Steel where he worked as a machine operator and mechanic for over 32 years. Edward was also a member of the Steel Workers Union. He was an active member of the Nazarene Church where over the years he served a bus driver, Sunday School teacher, trustee, board member and usher.

Edward was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed tending to his farm and fishing and hunting. Also, in his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and creating special gifts for his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dolly Canfield; his children, Edward Ray Canfield of Newcomerstown, Rev. Terry (Ruth) Canfield of Greensburg, Indiana, Penney (Tim) Simmers of New Philadelphia and Kandy (Greg) Griffith of Margate, Florida; his grandchildren, Carrie (Todd) Gammeter, Ashlee (Rev. Patrick) Knable, Rev. Joshua Canfield, Nathan Canfield, Mandy Boyles, Adam Simmers, Kasey (James) Carter, Hayley (Evan) Mcgraw, Taylor Griffith and Jordan Griffith; his great-grandchildren, Keenan and Isabelle Gammeter, Ellis and Mera Knable, Kaylee and Xavier Boyles, Mackenzie Carter and Harper and Ellwood Mcgraw and his siblings, Neva Rees of Marietta, Ted Canfield of New Philadelphia and Jim Canfield of Dover.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Holly Lynn Canfield; a granddaughter, Jaime Lea Griffith and eight siblings.

Private family services will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and interment will take place in Roxford Church Cemetery.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County for their care and compassion toward Edward during his final days.

Contributions may be made in Edward’s memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Private family services will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

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716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: July 6, 1928
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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.


Dale and Judy Fincher posted on 11/20/17

Dear Dolly and family, So sorry for the passing of one of the most wonderful Christian men who always had a smile.To the children who we know and appreciate. Our story goes way back. Such a wonderful family starts with a wonderful father and mother and you children were blessed with both. May God bless you all at this time. We love you!


Carol Boltz posted on 11/19/17

Our deepest sympathy to Dolly and all of the family. Ed and Dolly were such wonderful and caring neighbors for so many years in Hummell Valley. The friendship and all the times Ed came to help on the farm are fond memories. We will all cherish his handy woodworking skills and the items he made. Thinking of you all in this time of sorrow. The Welling and Boltz families


John K. Everett posted on 11/19/17

Dear Dolly and family. We were so sad to hear of the passing of Eddy. He was a wonderful person. We thank you for marrying him because it enabled us to enjoy such a wonder person all the years of your marriage. I will always remember the LITTLE RED TRUCK he let me use so I could haul my ladders when I was painting houses to earn money for college.I remember helping him build two house and the trips to A AND W root beer stand at the end of the day where he bought me as many as I could drink. And then the time he helped Judy and me move from Youngstown, Ohio, to Columbus,Ohio so I could attend Law School, by driving a truck full of furniture looking like the Beverly Hill Billys. These are just a few of the good deeds he did. He always seemed to show up when people were in need. He will be missed by all of us. Love you Dolly and family. If we can assist you at all. please let us know. John,, Judy and family.


Donnie, Carol Wardell posted on 11/19/17

Eddie and family So sorry for your loss. Like we all know he's in a better place with no pain. May god be with you all during this time!


Sue Myers posted on 11/18/17

Dolly and family. Do sorry for your loss


Julie Duncan posted on 11/18/17

Penny, Tim and family.. sending thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.


James Day posted on 11/18/17

So sorry for your lost our thoughts and prayers are with you.Wayne Steve and Jim Day


Debbie and John Barr posted on 11/18/17

Dear Kandy and Family, So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was one of our first band booster friends.... Always had a smile on his face. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. Love you~ Debbie and John Barr and sons


Gail Picotte posted on 11/18/17

My sympathies to the family. He was such a wonderful man with a beautiful soul. Hugs and prayers to all.


Steven G. Lusic posted on 11/18/17

Worked with Ed a Greer Steel. He was a good honest man and I'm honored to have known him! My condolences to his wife Dolly and his family.


Sam and Cindy Padgett posted on 11/17/17

Dolly and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all . Ed was a good friend and help a lot of his friends Ed and Joe Day liked to do me in building the basement of you house but I learned a lot from Ed


Dave Affolter posted on 11/17/17

All of us at Simpson Heating offer our condolences. Ed was quite a craftsman and enjoyable person, sorry for your loss.


Alan & Georgie Johns posted on 11/17/17

So sorry for the loss of your father Ed. Our sympathy and prayers are with you. A.J.


Cheri Canfield posted on 11/17/17

My sincere condolences.


Peggy Bryan posted on 11/16/17

Dolly, you and your family have my sympathy.


Susan Galbraith posted on 11/16/17

Dolly and children, I'm so sorry about your loss. I haven't seen Ed or Dolly for years, I've never forgotten them. I have known them since I was a child. We were neighbours for years. My prayers will include you all. Susan Lewis


Cindy Albright posted on 11/16/17

My prayers go out to Aunt Dolly and my cousins and their families. Hugs and prayers are being sent your way. You will be missed Uncle Ed. I always remember the kind smile you had whenever I had the pleasure of seeing you. Unfortunately the last time I got to see you was at my brother Ron's funeral back in 2012. Fly high with the Angels and give my daddy a hug for me. RIP. - Love you uncle Ed