O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Harold R. Kahm

Mr. Harold R. “Pooch” Kahm, 82, of Newton Street, Salamanca, NY died early Saturday morning, November 16, 2019 at the Bradford Manor following a long illness.

Born May 20, 1937 in Salamanca, he was the son of the late Howard Sr. and Mildred Bosworth Kahm. He was marred on May 12, 1962 in Little Valley, NY to the former Karen Hill, who predeceased him in 2017.

He was a graduate of Salamanca High School, Class of 1954 and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany.

Mr. Kahm had been employed as an engineer on Conrail of Olean, NY and the former Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for 30 years. After his retirement, he delivered medications throughout the area with the former Park Pharmacy in Salamanca.

He served as a City of Salamanca Alderman for two terms, couched youth baseball and served as a cub scout leader. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineering, and the American Legion Post 531 in Little Valley.

Surviving are: a daughter, Deborah Kahm, Jamestown, NY; three sons, Jay (Lori) Kahm, Bradford, PA, Jeff Kahm, Limestone, NY, Rian (Tia Fitzgerald) Kahm, Salamanca, NY; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Bella.

He was predeceased by a sister, Marguerite Johnson, and two brothers, Howard Kahm, Glen Kahm.

There will be no visitation.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Holy Cross Athletic Club, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1 – 4pm.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296, American Cancer Society, or their local animal shelter.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.