Myrle Rawleigh, 74, of Pratt Street passed away Friday (Dec. 23, 2022) at Noyes Hospital in Dansville.
Born in Dansville on July 8, 1948 the son of Nelson and Edith (Truax) Rawleigh, he had resided his entire life in the Swain/Canaseraga area.
Myrle served his country from 1968-1975 as a member of The United States Army and also as a Sergeant for the Military Police Corps.
He was a member of The Canaseraga American Legion Fawcett Post 1582. He had been employed for thirty one years in various Salt Mines in the Mt. Morris area. He started his mining career with the Retsof Salt Mine as a laborer and eventually worked his way up to the title of Foreman. He also spent time working for Seneca Foods and Foster Wheeler where he obtained a certificate of Welding. Myrle will be remembered for his constant tinkering with computers as well as building them.
He was predeceased by both parents as well as one Brother; Dennis Rawleigh, one Sister; Darlene McKinney and one Sister in-law; Gail Potter. He is survived by his Wife; Christine (Swain) Rawleigh of Canaseraga, a Daughter; Edie Jo (Shane Parson) Rawleigh of Canaseraga,a Daughter in-law; Karen Swain of Canaseraga, a Sister; Nancy Krzemien of Nunda, two Brothers in-law ; John Swain of Bliss, NY and Todd (Melissa) Swain of Sparta, three Sisters in-law Bernice (Mike) Rabb of Machias, Vicky Swain of Bliss and Darlene Maracle of Ontario, Canada, nine Grandchildren; Brittany Stephens of Hornell, Michael Swain of Canaseraga, Clarissa Swain of Dansville, Miranda Swain of Canaseraga, Brandon Rawleigh of Canaseraga, Brenda Rawleigh of Canaseraga, Chasity Eldridge of Canaseraga, Cariann Faro of Wayland and Johnny Faro of Dansville, three Great Grandchildren; Jackson and Jayce Sherry of Wayland, Nikolai Case of Canaseraga and many salt mine friends.
In accordance to Myrle’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held on January 22, 2023 at the Canaseraga American Legion Fawcett Post 1582 from 1-5 PM. The family is being assisted by Anthony Cone, Director at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell.
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