James A. Bachtell
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Bachtell, James A., 80 of DeLand, FL died with his loving family and dogs by his side on July 17, 2014. James was born in Youngstown, OH and after high school, joined the Coast Guard and married and the journey began. He and his wife, Mary Margaret of 62 years moved to DeLand from Jupiter, Florida in 1980 where they spent many wonderful years living on the grounds and overseeing the operation of the lighthouse located in Jupiter, FL. James was the Executive Offi
cer of Loran C Transmitter Station in Hobe Sound, FL. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Mary Margaret, Horace Wayne (Linda) Bachtell, Felda Louise (Greg) Ballentine, Noel Leon (Mary) Bachtell, Teresa Gail DeMaster, grandchildren, Justin DeMaster, Aaron, Dakota and Courtney Bachtell, Christina Horner and great granddaughter, Lauren Horner. His furry family includes Missy, Maggie and Bear. The family is asking friends to donate pet food to any area Humane Society in his memory. Please visit www.lankfordfuneralhome.com to leave a message for the family.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jul. 24, 2014.
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October 26, 2014
Farewell Old Friend..Been many years since we worked together on Iwo overhauling those transmitters. Won't forget you!
Larry Bilski
July 30, 2014
Great man and friend. Served with him at Jupiter - really helped me and my family out. Our condolences and sympathy to the family and pets. RIP Jim! Bill & Piedad
Bill Dietz
July 29, 2014
We have shared many happy memories with Jim and Mary over the years as camping and traveling with the Coachmen club. He will be missed.
Bettie Jenkins
July 28, 2014
A Great man and even Greater father. We had our ups and downs but I always knew you loved me no matter what. Already feeling the loss of your presence. Sweet memories will help me get thru this time. Love and Miss you Daddy.
Felda Ballentine
July 26, 2014
Could never have asked for better neighbors, will miss him being out in his
workshop! Our sincere sympathy to all the
family and his furry friends too! Know always that we are next door for anything
you need always. Love Barbara & Howard
Barbara Eubank
July 26, 2014
stationed with him in 1963 on st. Paul loran station,alaska in priblofs kept in touch all these years. if the world was like him we would have no promlems. may your jouney over the bar be peaceful. when i gross over i hope we meet again.
isaac levine
July 25, 2014
Love you Grandaddy.
Christy Horner
July 24, 2014
You have lost a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May His presents be greater than his absents.
David and Sherry Sharp
July 24, 2014
I met Jim when both families were in Groton, Conn. as that is where the Coast Guard sent us. I remember playing Santa to his 2 oldest children one year at Groton. We have kept touch all these years.
Kay Eichhorn
July 24, 2014
Although I never met you in person, I learned what a wonderful man you were through social media from your daughter and granddaughter. I also know you were a wonderful father-in-law to my brother, Greg. thank you,
Bonnie Ballentine Barnett
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