O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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

Noel R. Rail

Mr. Noel R. Rail, 77, of Salamanca, NY, died Thursday evening, April 23, 2020 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY following a long illness.

Born December 24, 1942 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late William A. and Roberta M. Sweet Rail. He was married April 27, 1963 at the former St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church to the former Donna K. Rupple, who survives.

Mr. Rail was a graduate of Salamanca Central High School.

A lifelong mechanic, he had been employed with Race Buick in Bradford, PA, the former O’Laughlin Cadillac, and Uhls Buick in Salamanca, and owned and operated the former Rail’s Keystone in Salamanca. He was also a professional driver, working for Ellicottville Central School, Buffalo Transportation in Kenmore, and Corvus Bus & Charter in Falconer.

Mr. Rail enjoyed spending time with his family, the outdoors, RVing, carpentry, woodwork, and four wheeling. He was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Mr.&Mrs. Club and a board member, a member of the Salamanca Kiwanis Club and served as a past president and board of director. He was also a former Cub Scout Leader.

Surviving besides his wife are: a son, Robert (Linda) Rail, Little Valley, NY; a daughter, Lisa Rail; a granddaughter, Amanda Gunn, Olean, NY; two great-granddaughters, Michaelyn and Madalyn Gunn; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Lorelei Aldridge.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Peace Parish on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mariusz Sierhart, pastor, as celebrant.

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 to Roswell Park, roswellpark.org/giving, or to Our Lady of Peace Parish, 274 Broad Street, Salamanca, NY 14779.

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