Senior Spotlight: David Maser

A Lifelong Protector

Chief David Maser - Canton Police DepartmentDavid Maser was born and raised in Ohio near Cleveland. David devoted his life to being a protector, first in the United States Army, and then as Chief of Police at the Canton Police Department. David served as Chief from January of 1971 to May of 1980. As Chief, David got the opportunity to meet President Richard Nixon at the Akron Canton Airport when he was sent to make sure he was protected.

When David joined the Army, they were sent to Italy during World War II where they met up with and fed the troops that were already there. During his time in Italy he not only served as a cook but they trained there every day. David says that the training was definitely hard, but he enjoyed his time there and took pride in what he was doing.

Chief David Maser - Canton Police Department

When he returned home, he started working at the Timken factory and met his wife Mardelle who was working as a nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Canton. Seeing how hard she worked and how dedicated she was to helping people just like he was, he fell in love and knew that she was the one for him. Together David and Mardelle had four children: Paulette, Mark, Doug, and Drew.

David Maser's collage of service

David has been with us at The Inn at Belden Village for a little over three years now and we couldn’t be more proud of him and his accomplishments throughout his life. Looking around David’s room, you can see many of his experiences and accomplishments displayed on the walls, and he has plenty of stories to tell about his service to our country. 

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