Albert J. Lahr, 94 of Geneva passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 following an extended illness.
Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., Geneva, on Friday August 24, 2018, from 10 a.m. till 12 noon.
Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
Al was born in Flushing, New York to the late Albert and Elsie Rudolph Lahr and attended schools in Flushing and Bayside, N.Y. and graduated from Mount Herman School in 1942 where he was active on the Football and track teams. He attended Gettysburg College until Pearl Harbor and enlisted in the US Navy in December of 1942. He served on two Ships, the USS New York and the USS Blue where he was a gunner’s mate and received 6 stars for major campaigns and the Philippine’s Liberation. After the war he attended Hobart College and graduated in 1948, where he was a varsity football player, a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, selected to the Hobart Junior Class Honor Society, chimera. He worked at several companies where eventually he and Al King purchased a company and named it Antical Chemical Co. which he later sold to H. B. Fuller and worked for them until his retirement. He also taught at Cornell University where he contributed on Sanitation procedures. He was a former president of the NYS Milk and Sanitizer Association and other organizations affiliated with the sanitation business. Al loved the outdoors and hunting where he had bird dogs and hunting waterfowl and other animals. He was a former member of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hobart Statesman Athletic Association and the Canandaigua Duck Hunters Association.
Surviving are his children Steven (Cathy) Lahr of Geneva, Craig (Cathy Vaughn) Lahr of Fairport and Jennifer Lahr of Rotunda, Fla.; his step-daughter, Barbara (Santo) LiDestri of Geneva; four nieces, Patricia Hill Ziegler of Mass., Susan Hill McMahon of Mass., Kathy Hill Wade of N.M. and Barbara Hill of Ore..
He was predeceased by his sister, Kay Hill and his niece, Anne Hill.