Geoffrey Arthur Scholz

May 16, 1952 ‒ September 23, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Geoffrey Arthur Scholz, age 65, of Marion, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Grant Medical Center.

Geoffrey, better known as Geoff, was born in Marion, Ohio on May 16, 1952 to the late Rudolph Arthur and Barbara M. (Miller) Scholz.  Being a lifelong Marion resident, Geoff attended Pleasant High School graduating in 1970.  Geoff spent one year studying at The Mount Vernon Nazarene University and then enlisted US Navy where he was a Boiler Technician.

Being trained as a Boiler Technician in the US Navy, Geoff found his calling working for Marion Correctional Institute in the Powerhouse retiring as a supervisor.  Not being able to sit still after his retirement, Geoff returned to work at MCI in the Powerhouse helping to maintain the boilers and electrical equipment.

Geoff was a quiet and giving man, who would occasionally crack a joke.  He was loyal to a fault making sure his family was always safe, protected, and taken care of.  He could often be found spending countless hours with his daughters and granddaughter.  Geoff frequently attended car shows and had a love for classic Shelby Mustangs.

Geoff is survived by daughters, Mallory (Anthony) Caeton of Marion and Hillary Scholz of Marion; granddaughter, Rory Caeton; brother, Kim (Karol) Scholz of Sunbury; and sister, Rebecca S. (John) Shipman of Edison; and the mother of his children, Teresa Haverstock.

Donations may be made in Geoff’s honor to The Marion First Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation will be held at the Marion First Church of the Nazarene, 233 W Church St, from 4 until 7 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:30 am at the church Saturday, September 30, 2017 with Rev. Jan Winnale officiating. Military honors will be presented by The Marion County United Veterans Council and burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Geoff’s family.  Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Never knew Geofrey except through Kim and Karol Schultz of NAFCON. Our condolences to the family and may God comfort be with you in the days ahead.

  • Dear Mallory, Hillary and family,

    I’ll be thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. Your dad always showed his pride of you and your many accomplishments. He seemed very supportive and loving. Cherish the wonderful memories he left for you. God is with you always.

    Many blessings to you and sincere sympathy,
    Lynette Burris

  • We are so saddened in the loss of Geoff. His love for his daughters and family was evident. They brought much joy to his life. He was so quiet, but very kind! Sending prayers, Mallory and Hillary, and hugs! We will see him on the other side.
    Love, Dave and Nancy Lashey

  • We are so saddened in the loss of Geoff. His love for his daughters and family was evident. They brought much joy to his life. He was so quiet, but very kind! Sending prayers, Mallory and Hillary, and hugs! We will see him on the other side.
    Love, Dave and Nancy Lashey

  • Please accept my deepest condolences and many prayers for your family.
    Prayers continue, Velvet Colliflower

  • OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. THE MEMORIES THAT YOU HAVE WILL BE SPECIAL TO YOU. YOUR DAD LOVED YOU VERY MUCH LOVE IN CHRIST JIM AND MARTHA WILSON

  • We are very saddened in the loss of Geoff. He was so quiet, but he always loved to talk about his daughters and granddaughter. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  • Through my friendship with Kim and Karol I knew Geoff and had been praying for him. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort and strength for you and the family in the days ahead.

  • Heaven was blessed with another angel….Geoff you will be remembered by our family and by your kind spirit….Praying for Mallory and Hillary,and the family….

  • We are so sorry for your loss, Mallory and Hillary, and are praying that you and your entire family will know God’s comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss! He was a great man and father to you girls! Many prayers are going up for you. We pray you sense God’s comfort and strength!