PORT ALLEGANY - Dana A. Bachman, 51, of East Mill Street, passed away Wednesday (March 27, 2013) in UPMC Hamot in Erie.
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Born Aug. 13, 1961, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Albert C. and Lillian J. Childs Bachman Sr. On June 3, 1995, in Port Allegany, he married Deborah A. McGarvey, who survives.
Mr. Bachman was employed at Saint-Gobain Container Co. of Port Allegany (now Verallia) as a line mechanic for more than 27 years before having to retire.
Dana was a life-long resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1979.
Mr. Bachman was a member and former fire chief of the Star Hose Fire Department, Port Allegany. He was a member of the GMP Union, Local 54, and volunteered as a baseball coach for several years. He was an avid supporter of Port Allegany athletics.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Deborah, are two sons, Kyle A. (Alisha) Bachman of Port Allegany and Cliff D. (Ashlee) Fillhart of Smethport; two daughters, Lindsay E. (Clinton) Szuba and Caitlin D. Bachman, both of Port Allegany; six grandchildren, Lily, Willow, Brennan, Ayden, Breah, and Ava; and two nieces, Carla Smith and Eileen Donnelly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Albert C. Bachman Jr.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the Star Hose Fire Department; Port Allegany Sports Boosters; or American Kidney Foundation.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 28 to Apr. 4, 2013