LONGMEADOW – Willard Charles Bachli, Sr., 77, died March 28, 2010 at The Jewish Nursing Home. Born in Chicago, IL to the late Willard Ralph and Evelyn (Gutgsell) Bachli, he had been an area resident since 1962. Willard served in the Air Force for fourteen years, earning the rank of Major and had served during Vietnam. He was a self-employed real estate and insurance consultant and had owned and operated Tiffany Realty for over thirty years.
He leaves his wife of fifty years, Gerlinde (Poethig) Bachli; a son, Willard C. Bachli, Jr. and his wife Christine and their children, Willard III, Peter and Emilie; four daughters: Suzanne C. Bachli, Tiffany A. Bachli and her partner David Clowes, Tamera B. Accorsi and her husband Paul M., Sr. and their children, Gina Marie and Paul M., Jr., and Heidi E. Hevey and her husband Joseph A. and their children, Troy, J., and Kylie E.; a brother, Lance Bachli and his wife Rosemary; a sister, Beverly Hoekstra and her husband Robert and two nieces and two nephews.
Private services with military honors will be held at a later date. Nowak Funeral and Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harmony House, 216 West Franklin St., Holyoke MA 01040. To express online condolences, please visit www.nowakfuneral.com.