Edward Grier was among the featured interview subjects in the recent "Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories" exhibition at the Massillon Museum . He passed away December 9 and the community is already feeling his absence. A lifelong Massillonian, Ed Grier immersed himself in service to the community in myriad and meaningful ways, through civic leadership as an employee in the City of Massillon's Equal Employment Office, Director of Civil Service, and with the police department, and later as a volunteer on the Parks and Recreation and Stark County Community Action Agency boards. He was a Washington High School distinguished Alumni honored in 2020. An Air Force Veteran, champion high school football player, his commitment to making Massillon a better place to live was evident to all who knew him and knew of him.