HENRY W. BACH
FEB 5, 1922 – JAN 15, 2011
Henry W. Bach, an 88 year old resident of both Pearl River and Walton, New York passed away on Jan 15, 2011.
The son of the late Peter Henry and Catherine Marie Bach (Hemke) of Pearl River, Bach was born Feb 5, 1922 in the Pearl River home that he and his loving wife Irma L. Bach ( Manoly) from Valley Cottage, NY have lived for their entire married lives ( 63 years ) Henry, a talented tool and die maker, and previous member of Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co. # 1 , so enjoyed his retirement from Orange & Rockland Utilities building clocks, furniture and gardening with Irma at their summer home in Walton. He was also a member of the Catskill Mountain Engine Club, Walton Historical Society and member of Hannford Mills Museum. There was nothing this man couldn’t fix or build while on this earth. He so willingly passed his talents to his sons and grandchildren. Henry also served in the US Army during WW II.
He was married to Irma L. Manoly of Valley Cottage, NY on 2/23/47 and in addition to his loving wife Irma ( Bella ) he leaves behind 3 sons , Ken and wife Amy of Pearl River, NY, Tom and wife Grace of Blooming Grove, NY and Jim and wife Kathy of Pearl River. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, Karen and husband Tony Ventre of Monroe, NY, Tara Jowers and boyfriend Jon Mapes of Central Valley, NY , Jill and husband Mike Hurley of Oakland ,NJ , Terry of Newport RI, Rob and wife Christina of Charleston, SC, Kyle of Pearl River, NY, Zach of Pearl River, NY and Craig of Blooming Grove, NY. He also leaves behind 3 great grandsons , Kevin Jowers , Ryan and Chase Hurley ( night night Pop Pop ) .
Henry was the youngest and last surviving of 12 children blessed to his parents.
Visitation will be held at Wyman – Fisher Funeral Home Franklin Ave., Pearl River NY from 3-5 and 7-9 PM, Monday January 17. Service will be held Tuesday 10:30 AM at the funeral home and a Christian burial will be held graveside at the Frederick Loescher Veterans Cemetery, New Hempstead NY, In Lieu of flowers, the Bach’s request donations can be made to United Hospice of Rockland or to the Walton, NY Fire Dept.