Edward Bahan (1960 - 2015)

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Edward G. Bahan, 54, head swim coach of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, passed away Thursday (Nov. 5, 2015) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 2, 1960, in Mathuen, Mass., he was the son of the late Dr. George "Judd" and Marie "Ti" Bahan.
He was a 1979 graduate of Salem High School. He attended Penn State from the fall of 1979 through the spring of 1980. He received his degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984. He was a five-time U.S. National Competitor and 1980 U.S. Olympic trial competitor.
On June 22, 2013, he married Connie Brandt, who survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are his stepdaughter, Louissa at home; his children, a daughter Clara Bahan of Shadyside; a son, Henry, of Mount Lebanon; his children's mother, Ame Bahan-Goldman of Mount Lebanon; one sister, Eleanor Bahan of Lawrence, N.H.; one brother, Michael Bahan of Londonderry, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends on Sunday at the KOA Arena in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sports and Fitness Center, 300 Campus Drive, from noon to 2 p.m., at which time a Celebration of Life will be held.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials can be made to the University of Pittsburgh Swim Team, Attention Institutional Advancement, 300 Campus Dr., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at w.w.w.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 9 to Nov. 17, 2015
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