OBITUARY

James D. Bachtel

July 1, 1929May 11, 2019

James D. Bachtel, 89, of Ravenna, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

James was born in Kent, Ohio on July 1, 1929 to parents Russell L. and Gladys G. (Davidson) Bachtel. He enjoyed a long career driving truck for Horning Cement Co., retiring after 30 plus years of service. James was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and enjoyed his long time associations with the Ravenna and Kent VFW, the Ravenna American Legion and the Ravenna Moose Club, where all of which he liked to play cards. In his spare time James liked to build model airplanes and trains. He had been an excellent caregiver to his wife Nancy in her later years and most of all he was an excellent father who loved his family and always enjoyed the times spent with them and his grandchildren.

James is survived by his children: Vicki (Gary) Jones, Cindy (Kenneth) Swift, Jim (Theresa) Bachtel, Debbie (Daniel) Dobrilovic, Penny (William) Englehart and Merry Lou (Anthony) Gray. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Michael (Nancy) Jones, David (Ahreiah Mahomes) Jones, Cassandra Swift, Melissa (Steve Stuckert) Bachtel, Zach (Krista) Bachtel, Joshua (Andrea) Dobrilovic, Dustin (Malak) Dobrilovic, Breanna (Cyrus) Jahdi, William (Jami) Englehart, Steven (Amanda) Englehart, Matthew (Samantha Waters) Englehart, Emily (Vipul Uchil) Englehart, Kristin (Eric) Burt and Michelle (Jeff) Zevotek and great-grandchildren: Aiden, Bellamy, Lucas, Liam, Alexis, and Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nancy Bachtel, daughters: Terri & Nancy, his grandson Cory Swift and his 5 siblings.

Friends and family will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St. Ravenna, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, where funeral services, officiated by Chaplain William Wisniewski, will be held on Thursday at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019

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