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John Lester FahlPassing: February 16, 2022


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BEDFORD – John Lester Fahl, 80, passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at his home.

Born February 25, 1941, in Rochester, New York, he was the son of John and Anna (Kish) Fahl.  He married Janet M. Dougherty June 6, 1958.

John had been employed at the R. D. Wener Company and was a truck driver in the mining industry.  He enjoyed motorcycling, hunting, fishing, and boating.  John, along with his wife, loved the outdoors, RV traveling, and being camp hosts.  He was a member of White River Baptist Church.

Surviving:             wife, Janet Fahl of Bedford

                       children, Greg (Pam) Fahl of Bedford

                                      Rodney Fahl of Bedford

                                      Kimberly (Bruce) Brem of Payson, Arizona

                                      Timothy (Diana) Fahl of Harper, Texas

                                      7 grandchildren

                                     16 great grandchildren

                          sister, Patricia Kelly of Anaheim, California

                                    several nieces and nephews

His parents and brother, Frank Fahl, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

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20 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Chris & Vonna Fell | Peoria, arizona
    Date: February 21, 2022
    We r so sorry for the loss of ur dad, no more suffering, he’s in a better place…… he’ll b missed… John, ride hard, die free….. our sympathies to the family C & V
  2. Guest: Tom Steiner | Carthage, NY (Greenville, PA)
    Date: February 20, 2022
    I love yinz all! John, Janet, Greg, Rod, Kim, Tim - and your entire families. I am so very blessed to have had all of you a part of my life's journey. I have so many precious, awesome memories! We will all meet again on earth and/or in heaven. To this day - I still call people "Tinkerbell" or - "Tink" for short! John - I salute and Celebrate Your Life!
  3. Guest: Donna S Love | Ellettsville, IN
    Date: February 19, 2022
    My condolences to all of Mr. Fahl's family!!! May he rest in peace! Warmest of hugs to all of you!!! Donna Love 🌹
  4. Guest: Mary Lynn Beatty | Greenville, PA
    Date: February 19, 2022
    Jim and I enjoyed many years of friendship with John and Janet while they were in Greenville and are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. John had the greatest chuckle. Our thoughts are with Janet and the children.
  5. Guest: Amanda Campian | Pocatello, ID
    Date: February 19, 2022
    Uncle John, Just like our boys before us, you will surely be missed. In memory of you, I would like the recall the last time we got to visit you. My dad John had just passes away, Jason was still with us at the time. You and Janet moved out to be around your boys. So Karen, Jason and I all came out for a visit. I was skeptical at first. It had been years since we last seen you all in NM, I didn't think any one but you and Janet would know us. You instantly made me feel at ease when we got there. Almost felt like you both were like Theron and Iona, loving, caring, the best grandparents around. A couple days in and we all went to some kind of an outside shindig to have fun. I sat next to you and Janet most of the time. I remember you telling me "You don't need to hang around us oldsters. Get up and go hang out with the others." Which I eventually did. You got me to get up out of my funk from losing my dad and go be a kid for a bit. When I came back you chuckled at me and told me I wasn't gone long, paused for a moment and told me "Well, you always have a place right here." And sat quietly watching fireworks going off. It was a really hard time for us, but you knew, and didn't have to say much about it. You gave me the support I needed without realizing I needed it. Thank you, Uncle John. Bless you, Aunt Janet. Your so very much loved. Please tell my dad and Jason were good. I'm glad your with them, no better place to be then with family. Much love sent to the Fahl's, Dougherty's and Brem's during this time.
  6. Guest: Kimberly and James Brem | Payson, Arizona
    Date: February 18, 2022
    My favorite thing with my Dad was watching him teach the new little ones coming up into the fold, how to do "The Handshake". Most of them know how to do it too!! My Dad was the kindest, gentleman. I will miss his roar!!! Love you Dad
  7. Guest: Glenn Zahniser | Greenville Pa.
    Date: February 18, 2022
    Janet sorry for your loss. John was such a great person. Hope you are doing OK Glenn Helen
  8. Guest: Glenn @ Helen Zahniser | Greenville Pa.
    Date: February 18, 2022
    Janet sorry for your loss. John was such a great person. Hope you are doing OK Glenn @ Helen
  9. Guest: Linda Potase Vargo | Vienna, Ohio
    Date: February 18, 2022
    Dear Janet and family I was so sorry to hear about the passing of John. My prayers are with all of you
  10. Guest: Diann (Herrick) Beilstein | Greenville
    Date: February 18, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. I remember your family from babysitting to camping trips prayers for the family.
  11. Guest: Anna Marie & Joseph L. Fry | Greenville Pennsylvania
    Date: February 18, 2022
    To the Fahl family, Our thoughts & prayers are with the complete family at this time of sadness. May the beautiful memories that you shared with John be etched into your hearts forever. Rest in Peace John. We was neighbors for years of Frank, Tony & Laura Fahl. Deepest Sympathies, Joseph L & Anna Marie Fry
  12. Guest: Emma DiGregorio Treat | Beggs OK
    Date: February 18, 2022
    Janet and family so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. Prayers for you all.
  13. Guest: Angie mckeown | Hadley
    Date: February 18, 2022
    Greg and Pam I am so sorry for your loss. My God comfort you and the family in this time of need.
  14. Guest: Jon Fahl | Payson, Az
    Date: February 18, 2022
    Dear Grandma, I love you both very much I can’t express my sadness for You, and the rest of the family! I wish that we all never had to do these things but, I’m going to miss the heck out of my BUDDY! Just the simple way he said whippersnapper will never be the same with his voice behind it! As we all know he would giving ALL of us a hard time with crying, Grandad I love you so much! Glad you made it home watch over all of us! Until next time YOUR BOY JOHNNY
  15. Guest: robert steiner | greenville
    Date: February 17, 2022
    so sorry for your loss janet and family my thought and prayers to all of ya!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. Guest: Joseph and Margie Di Gregorio | Transfer Pa
    Date: February 17, 2022
    Prayers to you Janet and family,so sorry to hear about John.love to all of you.Joe and Margie
  17. Guest: Mary Digregorio-Winner | Conneaut Lake
    Date: February 17, 2022
    Sincerest condolences to you all. I think the most memorable thing about John was his laugh...unforgettable, infectious laughter. Hugs and prayers for you all.
  18. Guest: Tracy Frech | Siesta Key, Florida
    Date: February 17, 2022
    My condolences for Johns wife Janet and children. My fond memories of John were summertime with Kim at the house in Slippery Rock. He was a great guy. Did he realize how many times I fell on those rocks? I lived up to my last name.
  19. Guest: Martha Kasiah | Hot Springs Village, AR
    Date: February 17, 2022
    Sorry to hear of Mr. John's passing. I enjoyed meeting him. He was a really friendly guy who passed his personality down to his children. My prayers are with his lovely wife n children.
  20. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, In 47220
    Date: February 16, 2022
    Rod, so sorry for your loss.