Jack E. Lieser

June 25, 1934 - July 7, 2022
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Jack E. Lieser, 88, of Dover passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Park Village Health Care at Dover following a brief illness.

Son of the late Roy DeWitt Lieser of Dover and Anna Irena (Williams) Lieser of Cambridge, Jack was born on June 25,1934 in Dover, Ohio.

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Jack E. Lieser, 88, of Dover passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Park Village Health Care at Dover following a brief illness.

Son of the late Roy DeWitt Lieser of Dover and Anna Irena (Williams) Lieser of Cambridge, Jack was born on June 25,1934 in Dover, Ohio.

Jack always shared childhood memories of working at Toomey’s garage with his Father or picking strawberries and green beans during the summer as he grew up on Crater Avenue in Dover. Jack was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Lieser) Randall and brother, James D. Lieser.

Jack graduated from Dover High School in 1952 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Fenn College of Engineering in Cleveland. Jack was a member of the US Army and became a Sergeant in the US Army Reserves. His first job was as an Engineer with the Harris Seybold company in Cleveland. Upon graduation in 1957, he was employed by Joy Manufacturing in New Philadelphia where he met his life-long partner, the late Eleanor (Buehler) Lieser, whom he wed in 1965. For the majority of his career Jack was employed by the Timken Company in Canton as a Mechanical Engineer, a Lubrication Engineer, and a Principal Design Engineer at Timken Research. Jack received numerous awards while at Timken including a “Dedication to Excellence” award, an “Outstanding Achievement for Significant Contribution to Continuous Improvement” award, and a Bronze Medal for “Engineering Excellence” for his contribution to the French National Rail line.

Jack authored multiple technical papers based on tests performed in the Timken physical test laboratories. These papers were presented and later published in various annual reports of international engineering organizations including ASME, ASTM, ASLE and SAE. Jack was also very involved with the EPA and environmental responsibility initiatives. While at Timken, he led a team in the preparation and filing of over 1,000 air and water environmental control permits covering 13 plants in 4 states. He also conceptualized and designed a 30 million gallon per day waste-water treatment system for the Canton/Gambrinus Steel and Bearing complex. Jack also Chaired the Ohio Manufacturers Association environmental committee.

After retiring in 2000, Jack spent several years in consulting and then decided to focus his attention on his other hobbies and woodworking. Jack became a skilled woodworker and built many beautiful furniture pieces for his family that will continue to be cherished and passed down through the generations.

Jack loved the outdoors and was an active hunter and fisherman. He had a number of wonderful hunting and fishing buddies including Viv Youngen, Art Menapace, Harry Niefert, Joe C. Smith, Paul Buehler, and John Lumpcik. In addition, Jack and his wife, Eleanor, had countless adventures traveling and fishing together and designed and built, from the ground up, a home that they loved and lived in for over 50 years. Their Christmas tree farm, landscaping, and gardens were beautiful and their love for “The Hermitage” is a family legacy.

Jack’s wit, intelligence, dedication, and love of the land will live on through our memories, and our Pop will be profoundly missed.

Jack is survived by son, Matthew (Michele) Lieser of New Philadelphia, and daughter, Kendal (Krishna) Purohit of Rocky River. In addition, Jack has four grandchildren; Lauren, Emmaline, Seth and Ella. His grandchildren will especially miss Grandpa’s mule rides through the woods where he shared his knowledge of nature.

In keeping with Jack’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia.

Contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to The First United Church of Christ, 201 Fair Ave NW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Born: June 25, 1934
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Randy E Clum posted on 7/25/22

Jack was always a detail man, thorough and thoughtful. I never minded his questions or suggestions, because they were always to the point and on topic. His love of "Nature" was obvious to those that spent any time with him. If you were lucky enough, you might get to ride in his Jeep with him. Thanks Jack!!!


Lisa (Miller) Yelichek posted on 7/23/22

Kendal I’m so sorry about your family’s loss. Spending the night at your house and being with your parents is still such a sweet memory I have. Much love to you


Debbie corwin posted on 7/21/22

Deepest Sympathy to this Family!!! They were 2 amazing people!!!!


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 7/19/22

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Jack E. Lieser, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Reserve Veteran, Jack E. Lieser, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Peter and Dana Lieser posted on 7/18/22

My deepest sympathies to my cousins Kendal, Matt and their families. I have a wealth of childhood memories of Uncle Jack growing up: riding in the back of his jeep to get a Christmas tree, a hike to Buzzard’s Roost, camping with Greg and Patrick in his pup tent behind the house, and shooting my 1st rabbit standing/freezing next to your Dad after he missed the shot (maybe on purpose?). He will be sadly missed but always remembered. Take comfort in your memories as you grieve.


Tina and Dan DeVecka posted on 7/18/22

Matt, Michele, Lauren and Ella Prayers to all of you for the loss of your loved one. Your neighbors, The DeVecka's


Joe Lieser posted on 7/17/22

We are sad to hear of uncle Jack's passing. I have many good memories growing up and visiting with Jack and Elinore. Jack and I planted hundreds of trees on his beautiful property. I also remember hunting trips with dad, grandpa, and uncle Jack. Condolences to my cousins and their families.


Val, Mike & family posted on 7/17/22

Hugs and love to the entire Lieser family. Jack and Eleanor always treated us like a part of their family and will be very missed. May there be comfort knowing they are together again. Prayers for peace.


Harry West posted on 7/17/22

I worked with Jack in the Physical Lab and we rode to work together for several years. He always had interesting stories and shared many family moments. He was a great fellow and will be missed. My sympathy to his family. Prayers for all.


Eileen and David Johnson posted on 7/17/22

Our heartfelt sympathy to you all who loved Jack. He was a dynamic force. Blessings to you for comfort and peace.