Lyle Franklin Pohly

TALLMADGE -- Lyle Franklin Pohly, 90, passed into the arms of the Lord that he so loved on April 5, 2013.

Lyle graduated with a chemical engineering degree from Michigan State University in 1948. He has lived in the Hudson area for most of his life while working as the plant manager at Diamond Crystal Salt Company and as the area coordinator for Companies For Christ. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of First Congregational Church of Tallmadge and Hudson Rotary, serving as District Governor in 1982/1983. Lyle was a member of the Stephen's Ministry and Warriors Journey Home. He also served on the Summa Pastoral Care Team and was a charter member of the Akron Silver Softball League.

He was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughters, Sue Ann (Ted) Salsburg of Navarre and Beth Ann (Duane) Ewing of Collierville, Tenn.; sons, Lyle Richard (Terri) Pohly of Tallmadge and Daniel Alan (Kathy) Pohly of Hartville; ten grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at The First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, 85 Heritage Dr., Tallmadge with Rev. Dr. John Schluep officiating. Family will receive friends following the service at the church. Interment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, Atrium Fund.

Lyle lived the life of his favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 3:5-6.



Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013