Ray Kahle

Born: Tue., May 31, 1932
Died: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 15, 2018
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Ray Kahle, 86, of 2205 Indian Camp Run, Youngsville, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Ray was born May 31, 1932 in Fisher, PA to the late Merle and Clair (Anthony) Kahle. He graduated from the University of California of PA with his teaching degree and went on to work as an Industrial Arts teacher. He started at the Lakeview School District, then to Parker High School in Emlenton, PA and then finally to Youngsville High School in 1963 where he taught woodworking and drafting until his retirement in 1993. Ray was also a self-employed contractor and farmer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his camp in Jefferson County, PA.

He is survived by his wife Judith Ann (Stahlman) Kahle, whom he married January 17, 1955 in Frostburg, MD, 3 sons: David Kahle ofJacksonville, FL, Stephen Kahle of Erie and John Kahle of Warren, 3 grandaughters: Linsey Kahle of Orlando, FL, Lisa Kahle and Leanna Kahle, both of Erie, 2 sisters, Dorothy (Stanley) McClain of Sigel, PA, and Hazel (Donald)Daugherty of Strattenville, PA, 2 brothers: Mervin and Robert Kahle, both of Sigel, PA and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by a sister Mildred Bobbert and an infant granddaughter Lauren Rachel Kahle.
Friends will be received on Monday from 5-7pm at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services 314 North Main St. in Youngsville. A funeral service will be held there on Tuesday at 11 am.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Youngsville High School Scholarship Fund.Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfunealhome.net.

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Alan & Patty McCullough
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
John & family: Please accept our prayers & condolences in your loss!

   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
Dear David,
I am sorry for your loss and hope that the days ahead will bring more light and ease to you.

Nicholas Sleigher
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018


With our Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences Nicholas & Sandra Sleigher and Family

conrad danielson
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Kahle. He was my woodshop teacher. A man I respected and admired very much. He taught me a whole lot about working with wood and making useful and practical things one could use and that would last. I still have and use the coffee table and the lamp I built in that class. He also helped me make the first canoe that was made there and others made many more. Thank you for being a part of my life. You are fondly remembered. Rest in peace. Conrad Danielson

Laurence Nelson
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Dear Judy, David, Steve, and John -
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Not only was he a great teacher, he was a great neighbor. I am truly blessed for having had him as a teacher and knowing him in my life. May God hold you just a little tighter these days as you mourn his passing. Bless you all - Dudley

Diane and Craig Allen
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Kahle. He was always a friendly face at YHS. I enjoyed seeing him in later years at his doctors office. He will be missed.

Randall Luther
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
He started the woodworker in me and it still carries on today. Think of him whenever I start a new project and now that I am retired I have many projects to think of him often. RIP Mr Kahle

   Posted Tue October 16, 2018

So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. Sending thoughts and prayers to your and your family!

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