William L. Bambach

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William L. Bambach, 73, a resident of Columbus, Miss., formerly of Scranton, died Friday in the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham after a long battle with heart disease. He and his wife, the former Barbara Rinaldi, would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Aug. 10.

He was born in Scranton and raised in the Petersburg section, son of the late Roland G. and Merle M. Miller Bambach. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, the University of Scranton with a bachelor's degree in business management; and a 1983 graduate of the University of Mississippi earning a doctorate of law. He served with the Marines, with the ROTC and also active duty as a fighter pilot, participating in the Bay of Pigs invasion. He was a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and before his illness he practiced law in Columbus.

Also surviving are three sons, Dr. William Lewis Bambach Jr., Danville; Christopher Anthony Bambach, Jackson, Miss.; and Matthew Kale Bambach, Columbus; two daughters, Christy Jean Bambach, Columbus; and Shannon Paige Bambach, Columbus; a grandson, Nicholas Cody Ulkoski Jr., Columbus; a brother, John K. Bambach and wife, Dorothy, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roland G. and Robert Bambach; and four sisters, Merle Dwyer, Carol Davis, Gale Price and Marilyn Babcock.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, with services by the Rev. Arthur W. Davis, pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church. Interment will follow the services.

Friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the , 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-7902 or the , P.O. Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018-0383.

Go to www.millerbeanfh.com for additional funeral information or directions.
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Scranton, PA 18505
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Published in Scranton Times on July 30, 2013
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