Dr. Woodrow L. “Woody” Lahr Thursday, January 14, 1943 - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dr. Woodrow L. “Woody” Lahr, age 74, went to be in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday after a brief illness. Born in Hosensack, Pennsylvania, he had lived in the Canton area most of his life. He was a graduate of the Temple University School of Dentistry, the New Jersey College of Medicine and was in private practice as an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon until retiring in 2012. Dr. Lahr was an Eagle Boy Scout, member of S.C.D.S. (Past-President), O.D.A., A.D.A., O.S.O.M.S., A.A.O.M.S., Pierre Fauchard Academy, O.S.U. Alumni Association (Honorary), F.O.E. Aerie No. 190, Ducks Unlimited and was a Vietnam War Army veteran. Survived by his wife, Lin (Paxson) Lahr, son, Marc Lahr, daughter, Kristen, sister, Linda (Tom) Vanim, brother, Earl (Wilma) Lahr, sister-in-law, Arlene Paxson, brother-in-law, Paul (Kris) Paxson and his canine companions, Lucy and Midas. Special thank you to Doctors, Michael Markel, Michael Tirmonia and Mike Linz for their care. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Lamiell Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Bucy officiating. Private burial will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Woody’s memory to Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Fund #301352 at the James, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, Ohio 43218-3112.



So sorry for your loss Lin and Marc. Loved talking to Woody about gardening, pets and politics.... We will miss him, God Bless! Rose Anne and Terry

I knew Dr. Woody professionally and being "a new guy in town" in 1980 in Canton, was not an easy thing for many reasons. He was one of the very few professionals that were kind enough to reach out to give a hand. I'll always remember his many gestures of kindness.

My heartfelt condolences go to the family at this sad hour. I and my families' prayers and thoughts are with you in these trying times.

Francis A Bertolini DDS.


May your soul rest in the Lord for all eternity.

So saddened by this news. I worked for Woody years ago and learned so much from him because he loved to teach! He and Lin were wonder to be around! So sorry for your loss Lin and family... we pray you have easier days ahead. Kathy & Alan Wood

We are so very sorry for your loss of this great man.  We have so many awesome memories and he will be so greatly missed.

Prayers, Love and Hugs from the Logan Family

Dear Lin and family, We are in Florida and read the sad news about Woody. He was a wonderful fun-loving person who will be greatly missed. We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in thought and prayer. Mike and Sue Lehmiller

Many happy memories of a colleague and a friend. Dr. John M. Lazor, Jr., D.D.S.

I was a patient of Woody's for years until my last visit when he yanked them all out. I loved his wonderful humor but more importantly I had the opportunity to listen to him preform oral surgery on a severely challangened young man while I sat in the waiting room. What a remarkable, caring man. My condolences to his family-we lost one of the good guys.

So sorry Lin.


Worked with Dr. Lahr for 8 yr. Fine ,caring person.


condolences to the family

Suzie Althouse


Rest in peace Dr Lahr, I enjoyed working with you and Lin so much. I hope you know how important you were:) Praying for the family and sending warm hugs.

Dear Lin and family, we're in Fl for the winter and just read of Woody's passing. Needless to say, we were shocked, but know of your faith and strength to make it through this tough time. He will be greatly missed and was a great tribute to the dental community in Stark County. Sincerely, Bernie and Norma Johnson.