Wellsville, NY - Lyle D. Rahr , age 90, of Franklin Street passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville. He was born on March 25, 1928 in Wellsville to the late Harold and Ethel Tait Rahr. On March 6, 1954 in Wellsville he married Mary L. Eymer who predeceased him on December 4, 2008.
Lyle graduated from Wellsville High School and enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1945 serving until 1948. He also served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 until 1953. He started working at age 13 at Scoville Browns. In his early years he had worked for the Erie Railroad and for L.C. Whitford. He also worked as a meat cutter for several markets including the Nu-Way, and Super Duper. Lyle later retired from Air Preheater as a Expediter. He was a life time member of the American Legion Post #702 and was a proud member of the Military Color Guard. He was a Life Member of the VFW Post #2530, The Elks Lodge #1495, and was a former member of the the Moose lodge # 601. He enjoyed keeping his lawn mowed, gardening, playing cards , and playing Threes.
Survivors include his daughter, Dollie Ward of Scio; a son, Charles (Patti Haley) McAhon of South Carolina; 2 brothers, Kenneth (Patricia) Rahr of Hornell, and Jack (Joanie) Rahr of Belmont; a sister in law, Joanne Rahr of Belmont; 3 grand daughters, Kim(Randy) Smith, Robin McAhon, and Brandi (Ellis) Dunn; 8 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; a daughter in law, Carolyn Costello McAhon of South Carolina; several nieces and nephews; and his many good friends including Ron (Jan Hungerford) Tomah.
He was predeceased by his parents, 2 sisters, Doris Eymer and Myrtle Jackson; a brother, Harold “Tink” Rahr; a daughter in law Dodie McAhon; a son in law, Tim Ward.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 18, 2108, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday in the funeral home at 11 am with Reverend Carl Kemp presiding and burial with full military honors will be held in Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorials if desired may be made to any of the following, the Hart Comfort House, Allegany County SPCA, the David A. Howe Library, or to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.