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Anthony "Tony" J Bacich

July 20, 1967September 11, 2021
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Anthony Joseph “Tony” Bacich; age 54, of Springboro, OH; died Saturday September 11, 2021 at his residence. Tony was born in Bristol,PA on July 20, 1967 to the late Miris Ante and Rita (Bassi) Bacich. Tony served four years in the U.S. Navy and was employed in finance and banking for many years with First Financial Bank in Springboro. Tony is survived by his wife of 22 years, Tammy (Cupp) Bacich; his two sons, Zachary Bacich, Alec Tumblison; his two sisters, Linda (Frank) Kile, Debbie (Len) Lori.

Tony was a man of many hobbies-he loved golf and football, found an odd comfort in doing laundry, and in his last days he chose a fantasy football team with the best projected odds in the league. But of these hobbies, none exceeded his general love of people, and he was incredibly well loved in return. Tony was a friend to everyone. He was generous with his hugs and high fives whenever he stepped into a familiar place. His smile warmed the room. Dubbed “Uncle Tony” by his beloved friends, his dynamic personality, quick sense of humor, and unwavering drive to stick up for those he cared for made him a natural leader.

But of course, at Tony’s core was his family, who he loved boundlessly. Tony came as a welcome surprise when his two sisters, Linda and Debbie, were well into their teens; he was always the baby of the family. He was adored by his big sisters and parents alike. The warmth they granted him as he grew up was a warmth he later reciprocated to others. None felt this more strongly than his wife, Tammy, and two sons, Zac and Alec. Tony was an active and personable father, and doting husband. Tammy was the center of his life to the very end, and his children a constant source of pride. As Tony bravely battled cancer, each moment he fought for was a gift to his family. His strength in the face of that adversity brought over four more years of stories and warm memories. His loved ones will cherish this gift forever. As he lives on in our memories, his unforgettable personality and love will carry on- like a ripple in still water.

A Memorial Service will be 3pm Sunday September 19, 2021 at Anderson Funeral Home 40 N. Main St Springboro, OH with Celebrant Dan Flory officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 12pm to 3pm at the funeral home. Football jerseys and/or purple (Minnesota Vikings) attire welcomed.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to St Jude Hospital 501 St Jude Pl Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Timothy Przybyszewski

September 21, 2021

I had the honor and privilege of not only going to grade school with Tony, but also high school. He had a genuine fondness and appreciation for people and always took time out of his day to listen to other people's problems. He was a good all around dude! Tony gave others the courage to fight whatever issues they may have had in the way he handled his battle with cancer. Tony will be missed and I'm sure Heaven has gained another angel in Anthony Bacich!

Chris and Lori Kershner

September 20, 2021

Tony was an amazing neighbor and friend. We never saw him without a smile and a huge hug. Even through the past few years, he always met us with that same smile and hug. You will be sorely missed Tony. Thank you for being such an incredible guy. Our sincere sympathies for Tammy and your boys.

Jen Keller

September 17, 2021

My memory is of Tony’s amazing electrician skills specifically in wiring your dryer I believe, and the story behind that. Although it was many years ago I recall some singed hairs for sure! Along with that, what a great guy and a sweet smile to go with it!

Dan Kane

September 16, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. My thoughts are with Tammy, Alec, and Zac, and his sisters, as well as really all of Tony’s banking friends. We all loved and cared about him for all these years. He was a caring person that always had a kind word to say about most people. And he was always so POSITIVE, especially over these last four years. I will never forget when he first told me about the cancer. He was not going to back down from that challenge. And I knew he was always going to battle to the end. The love and respect he had for his family - and friends - was always valued and appreciated. He truly was a good soul and will be missed. I consider it a privilege to have known, and been a friend with, Tony.

John Venturino

September 14, 2021

I'm gonna miss you so much Tony. Im so mad we haven't seen each other in so many years from you moving to Ohio. Me and my cousin Tony were very close growing up and I loved him so much in every way. Me and my cousin Tony were the same age and we were the only two boys basically with mainly all girl cousins except for my cousin Jason and Lenny, but they were younger then us so me and Tony hung out a lot growing up and I have nothing but great memories and love with him. I always wanted to see Tony through the years but life gets in the way sometimes. I wish I was notified that Tony wasn't doing good and he didn't have much time left because I would have came up to see him no matter what. The last I heard he was dealing with a lot of pain and never complained but still did things in life like golfing etc. I will miss him tremendously and I know he's in a better place with his loving mother that is my Aunt Rita that I loved very much also, she was a outstanding woman and Aunt. This is what is lousy in life when family's move away and dont keep in touch because my cousin Tony is gone now and I couldnt even say good bye and I love him. God bless you my cousin Tony and you will be missed so much from me. Until my time comes Tony we will see each other again my dear cousin and friend. I LOVE YOU BROTHER FOREVER. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. LOVE YOUR COUSIN JOHN VENTURINO.

Darin Winterbotham

September 14, 2021

Tony and I group up in banking together. We both had restaurant leader type backgrounds, and always saw eye to eye. We laughed and were cynical over the same things. I was proud to see him flourish as he continued on into Business Banking at First. He was a people guy- could succeed in any business with people! I always considered Tony a good friend and was happy we got to tip a few beers at Boros over the last few years. I admired his fight, and his general love of neighbor and friends. Not sure he ever met anyone he didnt like. He was a natural born leader because he defended the weak and always stood for his morals. I ve heard his saying that is often describing him on social media; “Battleship strong “, and I think that defined him in many ways. God speed my friend! You did it right.

The banking community has lost 3 friends this year. I ll think of Nick, Brad, and Tony often. All good men!

Ron Bingle

September 13, 2021

I had the honor of serving with Tony in 3rd Division, aboard the USS IOWA BB-61. He was a great shipmate. RIP Brother! We have the watch.

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