Lyle W. Raynor

WESTFIELD — Lyle W. Raynor, age 78, of Franklin Street, Westfield, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital of Erie, Pa., following an extended illness.

Lyle was born on July 16, 1938, in Chautauqua, N.Y., the son of the late Robert and Emma (Johnson) Raynor.

A Westfield resident all his life, Lyle was a Veteran of the US Marine Corp serving from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1958. He had been employed by several area Automobile Dealerships as an automotive technician and retired from Dodge City in 2009. Lyle enjoyed working on cars, tending to his garden, coaching Football, Little League Baseball and Hockey. He loved nature and loved being outside and would often be seen walking his beloved Canine companion, Buddy. Lyle was a member of the John W. Rogers American Legion Post 372 American Legion and the Wm. P. Jackway Post 6764 VFW both of Westfield.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn (Gundlach) Raynor, whom he married on Nov. 21, 1969; two daughters: Laura (Robert) Neratko and Jodi (David) Wilson, both of Westfield; and two sons: Tim (Jill) Raynor of Ashville, N.Y., and Cory (Dainika) Raynor of Westfield. Lyle was the proud grandfather of Steve, Jessi, Meg, Joe, Brian, Ashley, Kim, Aly, Kaylee, Gregory, Jonathan and great grandfather of Charlie, Cheryl, Daxon, Ellie and Nora. He is further survived by his two sisters: Ann (David) Cochran of Westfield, N.Y., and Jane (Ron) Erskine of Fairhope, AL. Lyle also leaves behind Buddy, his Canine best friend.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Raynor.

At Lyle’s request, no visitation will be observed and all services will be private.

Friends are encouraged to join with Lyle’s family for a Celebration of Lyle’s life on Friday afternoon, May 26, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. at the Wm. P. Jackway VFW, Pearl at Washington Sts., Westfield.

Flowers are gratefully declined and Memorial Contributions are suggested to The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale St., Westfield, NY 14787.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787.

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