Obit: NORTH HORNELL -- James F. Fahl, 66, of 379 Seneca Road, died Thursday (April 30, 1992) at his home.
He was born in Owego, May 2 1925, the son of the late Edmund and Anna Shields Fahl. He was married in Owego, Sept 25, 1948, to the former Jane Baker, who survives.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the European War Theater with the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946, as a crew member flying in B-17s. He served with the 8th Air Corps, 487th Bombing Group, stationed in Lavenham, England.
He graduated from Owego Free Academy, after he discharge from the service.
He was employed by the former Erie Railroad, Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail. Starting his employment in Binghamton, he later transferred to New Jersey, where he spent 16 years working in Hoboken, N.J., Jersey City, N.N., and New York City. In 1967 he was transferred to Hornell. He retired in Jun 1985 as a Captain of Police in Rochester.
He was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. A Member of the Notre Dame Retreat League, he had served as the leader for several years. He was also a third degree member of the Hornell Knights of Columbus, a life member of the Owego Moose Lodge, and a member of the Hornell Elks Lodge, and a member of the Hornell Elks Lodge, the Hornell American Legion and the Western New York Chiefs of Police.
In addition to his wife, survivors include James Fahl of Hornell and John Fahl of Williamsport, Pa.; four daughters, Kathleen Ingham of Hornell, Mary Jane Kokenbrod of Richmond, Va., Felicia Gooler of Champaign, Ill., and Elizabeth Fahl of Rochester; one brother, Edmund Fahl of Newman, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Faldermeyer of Stony Point and Teresa Baldwin of Jamesville; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, William Fahl.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a prayer service will be at 1 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell.
Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, Masses may be offered for the repose of his soul, or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, or the Southern Tier Hospice