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William (Bill) Victor Rahm, 97, died peacefully on August 1, 2017, at Cherry Brook Nursing Home in Canton, CT. He was married for 74 years to Carolyne (Dolly) Rahm, who died five weeks ago at the age of 94, in the same room at Cherry Brook. He was devoted to Carolyn and was her companion and advocate in their final years. Bill was born in New York, New York on March 15, 1920. His family traveled extensively; with his parents and sister, Mildred, Bill visited all 48 contiguous states by automobile. When they were engaged, Carolyne joined them. He was graduated from high school in Rosedale, New York. After working at Sperry for a number of years, Bill joined The Diamond Match Company which evolved into Diamond International Company, and was purchased by James River Corporation shortly before he retired. He was the Corporate Manager of Payroll when he retired in 1986. Bill met his wife Carolyne 79 years ago at Rosedale Lutheran Church where they both sang in the choir. They married in 1942. They raised their family in Lynbrook, NY, Valley Stream, NY, Norwalk, CT, and Bangor, ME, retiring to Simsbury, CT. An active member of each church he and Carolyne joined as they moved, he served as President of the Board at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Norwalk, Treasurer at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bangor, and as an usher and active participant at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Avon where they have been members since 1986. In his retirement, Bill was an enthusiastic member of the Simsbury Geritol Swingers, enjoying the group's camaraderie, dinners, and beautiful golf course. Bill loved golf and played three times a week for decades. His two sons, Bill and Gary, also played golf with him, and despite their age differences, he was able to be competitive into his 80's. Bill loved baseball and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan until the team moved to Los Angeles, when he became an avid Mets fan. He attended Mets games, followed every game on TV, and always sported a Mets cap. As a young man, he enjoyed competitive ping pong, winning the 1939 Table Tennis Championship for his company. There was always a ping pong table in his basement for family games. His family and friends will always remember his cheerful demeanor, friendliness, and sense of humor. He attended his grandchildren's graduations and weddings, many in Georgia, Indiana, and Connecticut. He was always a steady presence in the lives of his children and grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren were a source of delight to him. He was predeceased by his wife Carolyne, his son Steven, and his sister Mildred Coleman. Bill is survived by his daughter, Diane Nattrass, his son William Rahm Jr. and his wife Rebecca, and his son Gary Rahm and Suzanne Szupiany; his grandchildren: Rob Nattrass and Charlie Fraley, Steven Nattrass and his wife Kelly, Julia Shingadia and her husband Raj, Kristen Rahm, Eric Rahm and his wife Kelly Baucom, Stephanie Rahm and Amy Rahm; his great-grandchildren: Christopher, Thomas, Emma, Emery, Cole, and Ainsley Nattrass, and Dilan, Gavin, and Callan Shingadia; and ten nieces and nephews. All are welcome to attend a memorial service at 10AM on Saturday, September 9 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon, CT 06001. The Rev. William White will officiate the service. A private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk at the convenience of the family. Bill’s family kindly asks that no flowers be purchased for the family, and that any contributions in Bill’s memory be made to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is in care of the arrangements. For directions or to share a condolence, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.