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Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Joseph Melvin Geisel
Avid Baseball Fan & Coach
Age 51
Born: October 29, 1967   Died: November 18, 2018

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Joseph Melvin Geisel, 51, of Lorain, died on the morning of Sunday November 18th, 2018 at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland. Born October 29, 1967 to Charles and Alice (Jenkins) Geisel, Joe lived his entire life in Lorain.

Growing up, he and his family were avid Boy Scouts, leading their own Troop, #331. He would go on to achieve the highest rank and honor in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout.

Joe loved baseball and played, coached and enjoyed watching the game his whole life. He spent many joyful years in Lorain baseball leagues, including coaching his sons and many of Lorain's youth in Lorain Youth Baseball. He also enjoyed board games and, as an adult, he found his "inner nerd" on Saturday game nights with his cousin, and best friend, Bob Szabo.

Joe's greatest accomplishment was his two sons. They gave him purpose.; he loved them fiercely. Watching them grow into men was a privilege for him.

Joe suffered from diabetes and renal disease and fought for legislative change for Living Donor protection in Ohio. He fought a long, hard battle. He was supported by loving and motivating caregivers Dr. Diana Deitzer, Dr. Praful Maroo, and Dr. John Gerace. He also had the love and support of the Fairview MICU nursing staff.

He is survived by his devoted wife Shawnda (Mullins), sons Zachary (Bub) and Joseph (Jojo) of Lorain, brothers Charles of Texas, and James, of Lorain, Uncle and Aunt, Robert and Jammie Szabo, of Amherst, many nieces, nephews and cousins, and treasured friends.





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Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral chapel. Reverend Daniel Wenger will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. Following the committal services, attendees are invited to join Joe’s family for extended fellowship at Lakeview Baptist Church – 591 Ferndale Avenue in Vermilion.

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In acceptance of his wishes, please consider a donation to either the National Kidney Foundation or the Cleveland Indians Charities.