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Ens Robert Bourree "Bob" Bach
Birth: Jun. 11, 1923
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 2007
New London County
Connecticut, USA

World War II Veteran

Robert Bourree Bach, 83, passed away on January 24, 2007.

Born June 11, 1923, in Hagerstown, Md., he was a son of Carl Christian Bach and Anna Helena Anderson Bach; he grew up in Forty Fort. He was state wrestling champion and graduated from Forty Fort High School, Class of 1941.

He continued his education and wrestling career at the University of Chicago, joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, then went on to Midshipman School at Columbia University. He served in the Pacific, in Guam, Okinawa, and Wake Island as an intelligence officer in World War II. After the war he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1947 with an economics degree.

He worked in the insurance business, coached wrestling at Swarthmore College and later moved to Plainfield, N.J., and worked in sales for Q-W Laboratories.

In 1968, he became business manager and wrestling coach for Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison N.J., where he retired in 1988. He continued living in Plainfield until 2005, when he moved to Mystic, Conn. He was a past president of the Plainfield Kiwanis Club, a volunteer for the Red Cross and an active member of the Dartmouth Alumni Association.

Throughout his life he never lost his passion for wrestling, and attended and officiated at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships for many years.

His other great interest was traveling, and he took great pride in the fact that he had visited over 75 countries. Bob was well loved by his family and friends and known by all as a kind man and a true gentleman.

He is survived by his brother, Harold Bach, of Falmouth, Mass.; his son, Del-Bourree Bach, of Mystic, Conn.; his daughter, Robin Peel Bach Berman, of Teaneck, N.J.; two grandchildren, Christopher Bach Berman and Katrin Allegra Berman.

On Saturday at 2 p.m. there will a celebration and remembrance, with military honors, of the lives of Ensign Robert Bach and also his older brother, Yeoman First Class Carl Victor Bach, who was lost at sea on July 7, 1945, at Fern Knoll Burial Park in Dallas.

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  Carl Christian Bach (1887 - 1973)
  Anna Helena Andersson Bach (1894 - 1971)
  Carl Victor Bach (1921 - 1945)*
  Robert Bourree Bach (1923 - 2007)
*Calculated relationship
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