James L. Bachman, 76, of West Main Street, Nanticoke passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Born April 12, 1943 in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Charles and Edith Dempsey Bachman. He attended and graduated High School at Girard College, Philadelphia in 1960 and furthered his education at Wilkes College, earning a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in 1964.
He married Martha Mace on May 6, 1967. Early in their marriage they lived in Allentown for two years while Jim was employed there before returning to Nanticoke and raising their family.
Jim had a long career with General Adjustment Bureau, Wilkes-Barre as a property claims adjuster as well as being Branch Manager at the Hazleton location for two years in the late 1960’s. He later was an adjuster with The Royal Insurance Company for several years before becoming an independent adjuster. He retired in 2011 after suffering a stroke.
He had been a life-long member, board member and Sunday School teacher of the former Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Nanticoke until its closing. Following the closing of the church, Jim and Martha became faithful members of Nebo Baptist Church.
He will be remembered as an avid sports fan, his favorites, the Dodgers and the Giants, and was a walking encyclopedia of sports statistics.
Surviving is his wife Martha, with whom he shared nearly 53 years of marriage; three children, son, Stephen Bachman and wife, Lisa of Drums; daughter, Lynn Feane and husband Rudy of Nanticoke and Daniel Bachman at home; grandchildren, Owen and Abigail Bachman; brothers, William Bachman and wife, Marlene of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and Richard Bachman of Nanticoke; a sister-in-law, Chardell Bachman of Edwardsville and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect Street, Nanticoke with the Rev. Timothy G. Hall, his pastor, officiating. Friends may call for visitation Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Bachman’s memory may be made to Nebo Baptist Church.