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Parishioner Paul Bacher Passes Away

Paul J. Bacher, 87, of New Albany, passed away on Thursday, Dec 9, 2021, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug 26, 1934, in Louisville, KY to Anton and Ottilia Bacher and then moved to St. Francis, KY. After attending high school seminary in PA, he returned home to his family in Louisville. He was in the United States Army from 1954-1956. After his service, he enrolled in night school at UofL and graduated with a BS in Commerce in 1964. He obtained his CPA in 1966. He began working for Monroe, Shine & Conn and left there to work in banking at Portland Federal, The Cumberland, then retiring from 5/3 Bank as Vice President & Treasurer in 1997.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Michael and Anthony Bacher.

Survivors are his wife of 63 years, Irene (Patterson) Bacher; sons, Mark (Nancy) of Summerville, SC and Matthew (Annette) of Georgetown, IN; granddaughters, Alyssa of Summerville, SC; Emily of Durham, NC; Rachel of Tell City, IN; and Sarah of Georgetown, IN; brother, Bernard (Linda) of Elizabethtown, KY; sisters, Mary Tupica of Burleson, TX; Elizabeth Wilson of Louisville, KY; Frances Jones of Bardstown, KY; Theresa (Ronnie) French of Louisville, KY; and Philomena Edwardson of Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law, Norma Bacher of Shepherdsville, KY; and nieces and nephews.

He was active as an extraordinary Eucharistic minister, past president of Parish Council, collection counter at Holy Family Catholic Church; and in the New Albany Optimist Club.

Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). Rosary will be led at 4:00 pm to begin visitation. His Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 W Daisy Lane, New Albany) with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.

View full obituary here.

Please pray for Paul's soul and for his family during this time.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


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