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Pede Meese

January 9, 1943 — February 25, 2024

New Philadelphia

Millard “Pede” Meese, 81, of New Philadelphia, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in Park Village Southside at New Philadelphia after a period of declining health.

Born in Canton, Ohio on January 9, 1943, Pede was a son of the late Millard Franklin and Ruth (Thomas) Meese.  He was a 1961 graduate of Midvale High School.

Pede served as a firefighter for the City of New Philadelphia for 24 years, retiring as a captain.  In retirement he also served as a staff associate for Geib Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Jean whom he married on September 12, 1964; his children, Shelley (Tom) Lindberg of Dover, and Pam (Tim) Anderson of North Ridgeville; grandsons, Travis (Giovonna) Harmon of Zoarville, and Seth Anderson of North Ridgeville; granddaughter, Emily (Joey Emery) Harmon of Dover; great-grandchildren, Harper, Oliver and one soon to be born; brother, John (Todd Zoscak) Meese of Shaker Heights; and sister-in-law, Sue Bhe of Asheboro, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Thomas Meese.

Cremation care has been entrusted to Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Memorial donations in Pede’s name may be made to Crossroads Hospice Memorial Foundation, 10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300 Tulsa, OK 74146 or to Local 1501 IAFF, 134 Front Ave. SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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