Eleanor L. Bachman, 88, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Feb. 25, 2013. She is survived by her son, John Bachman (Marla) of Midlothian, Va.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Bachman of Dillsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Douglas Bachman (Tiffany) of Midlothian, Va., Diana Denton (Caleb) of Chesterfield, Va., Megan Diehl (Lester) of Carlisle, Pa., and Corey (Elise) Bachman of Bloomsburg, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, Olson, Davis and Cohen Bachman, Delilah Bachman, Samuel and Eli Denton; four nieces and numerous friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Charles D. Bachman; son, David C. Bachman; her parents, Samuel and Virginia Trostle and sister, Virginia Haefeli.
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Eleanor was born March 15, 1924 in Deepwater, N.J., daughter of Samuel and Virginia (Palmer) Trostle. She died Feb. 25, 2013, in Inverness. She graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) New Jersey in 1945. Before moving to Crystal River in 1999, the couple lived in Westfield, N.J., and Painted Post, N.Y. She was a longtime member and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River. She enjoyed volunteering, particularly at the Little Disciples Pre-School in Crystal River. She loved teaching and taught for many years in New Jersey, New York and Florida. She was also a long time member of the Eastern Star.
A service of celebration and remembrance will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church Crystal River, 1501 S.E. Highway 19, Crystal River, FL 34429 with the Rev. Dr. R. Jackson Alwood officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Brown Funeral Home, Lecanto, and Eleanor will be interred at a later date in Milford, N.J. The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to The
, 1040 Woodcock Rd., Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 13, 2013