WASHINGTON - Bruce A. Bachar, 71, of Washington, formerly of Morton, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at his home, in the arms of his wife.
He was born Dec. 10, 1941, in Chicago to Norman and Gwendolyn Bachar. He married Maribeth Springer on Nov. 7, 1964, in Mount Prospect, Ill.
Surviving are his wife of Washington; his children, Julie (Joe) Blair of Morton, John Bachar (Ben Carroll) of Chicago and Joseph Bachar of Morton; four grandchildren, Ian, Anna, Gavin and Colin; one brother, Scott (Debbie) Bachar of Rockford, Ill.; his best friends, Carol and George (deceased) Suchomski of Palatine, Ill.; his brother-in-law, James (Nancy) Springer of McAllen, Texas; and many dear cousins.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Brian.
Bruce was retired from KeHe Food Distributors.
He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Morton, serving as an usher. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was active in Cursillo and TEC for many years.
His greatest joys in life were his grandchildren and the time he spent at his cabin in Michigan. Bruce and Maribeth enjoyed traveling and spending time with their many friends.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, with Fr. Mark DeSutter officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Further visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Cremation will be accorded following the Mass. Burial of the cremated remains will be held at a later date.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Bruce's honor to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton or to Red Cross Central Illinois Tornado Relief.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.