John Charles Barch, 72, of Bradenton, FL, went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 28, 2016. He was born in Passaic, NJ, on January 4, 1944 to Charles and Josephine Barch. John was a graduate of Drexel University. He lived and worked in Parsippany, NJ, for almost 30 years and was a faithful member of Parsippany Baptist Church. John retired from Pfizer as a corporate Vice President in 2000 and subsequently moved to Bradenton with his family. John became an active member of Bible Baptist Church and enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing and traveling with his family during his retirement years. John is survived by his wife of 48 years Gail Barch, and his children Kimberly (Ray) Sand, Matthew (Jessica) Barch, Bethany (Jeremy) Sumner, and Joanna (Adam) Season. He is also survived by four grandchildren Nathaniel Sand, Peter Sand, Olivia San, and James Barch. A viewing will be held at Bible Baptist Church on Saturday, August 6th at 9:30 and a service at 11:00. Burial will follow at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton, FL. Flowers may be sent to Bible Baptist Church at 2113 Morgan Johnson Rd., Bradenton, FL 34208 and donations sent to Bible Baptist Church Mission Fund.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Aug. 4, 2016