Glenn Scott “Bachy” Bachman, age 62, of Prospect passed away on Thursday January 20, 2022 at Butler Memorial Hospital after a steady decline from kidney disease, finally bladder cancer.
Born May 12, 1959 in Allentown PA, Lehigh Valley. He was the son of the late Linford Newberry Bachman & the late Minerva (Meckes) Bachman of Catasauqua PA. He played football in high school for Catasauqua Area High School graduating in 1978.
Bachy met Martie Fagley while she was in Allentown with her sister MaryAnna who was attending college. When Martie had to return to Western PA, Glenn accompanied her. He married Martha J. Fagley on Tuesday February 2, 1982 at Christ Community United Methodist.
After moving to Western PA, he found employment working for his father-in-law at the former Super Dollar Grocery Store. After Super Dollar closed he moved on to work for Qualex Photo Fininshing in Slippery Rock, Pittsburgh and Allentown.
When Glenn & Martie returned to the Lehigh Valley to care for Linford, Glenn learned quality control and testing of concrete while employed by Frank Casilio & Sons. After Linford passed, they relocated to the Pocono Mountains where he retired from Pocono Transcrete doing quality control.
He was a christian and a member of Jerusalem Evan. Luth. Church in Palmerton. When he returned to Butler in 2018, he found a church home in Mount Chestnut UP Church.
He worked in both Eastern & Western PA election polls. Before kidney disease, he donated over 20 gallons of blood. Was a lifelong avid Penn State sports fan and a Penquin's hockey fan. His passions included kite flying with the Lehigh Valley Kite Society; beekeeping with the Monroe County Beekeepers Society; astronomy with Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society where he was able to share his knowledge with their Explorer Post. He found peace fishing, only once with black jellybeans and hunting.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister Lois (John) Katchur of Muncy PA; a sister-in-law Helen Jeffries of Butler PA; a sister-in-law MaryAnna Cole of New Baltimore PA whose partner Thomas Mazzaferro passed away unexpectedly the evening of January 20, 2022 due to consequences of Covid. Also surviving is a niece Sara Jeffries of Butler and nephews Clinton, Ryan and Zachary Cole of Maryland.
Local visitation will be on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 1pm to 3pm in the Mt Chestnut Presbyterian Church, 727 W Old Rt 422, Butler, PA; the funeral service will be 3pm, at the church, with his Pastor Rev. Ronald Schermerhorn, officiating.
Additional visitation will be on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 11am to 1pm in the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 Church Drive, Palmerton, PA, the funeral service will be 1pm, at the church, with Rev. Kenneth Melber, Jr., the Church Pastor officiating; and Rev. Ronald Schermerhorn assisting.
Interment will follow in the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Trachsville, PA.
In consideration to the family’s health concerns, please wear a mask while in the churches.
Memorial contributions may be made to your local Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Foundation, or the Arbor Foundation.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, pc., 387 Main Street, PA.
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