FOX RIVER GROVE – Deacon John L. Bach, 85, of Fox River Grove, formerly of Carpentersville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.
John was born May 1, 1929, in Amboy, the son of Jacob and Esther (neé Wagner) Bach. On April 23, 1955, he married Beverly J. Near. John was a resident of Fox River Grove for the past 18 years, and a former 33-year resident of Carpentersville. All of John’s professional career was spent in communications. For more than 30 years, he worked for Aeronautical Radio. He was a Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War.
John was ordained a permanent deacon in the Rockford Diocese on March 3, 1979. He was a very active and faithful member of St. Monica Church in Carpentersville. He served his church, not only as a deacon, but also as a member of Holy Name Society and St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was active in bingo for 40 years, having served as a caller for 35 years. John also was a longtime dedicated volunteer at the FISH Food Pantry in Carpentersville. He did a majority of the shopping and purchasing for FISH, as well as serving as bookkeeper.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Beverly J.; and their children, Mary (Richard) Murren, Barbara (Stephen) Krasemann, Kenneth (Elida) Bach, and John (Margie) Bach. John also is survived by 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Wilson; many nieces and nephews; and countless good and faithful friends.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his four brothers and six sisters.
Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Monica Church in Carpentersville. Family and friends will gather for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial with military honors will be at Windridge Memorial Park Cemetery in Cary.
Memorials may be made to Piarist School, Highway 80, Box 870, Martin, KY 41649.
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