HUBBARD - Loretta J. Bacha, 80, formerly of Youngstown’s west side, and of McDonald, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2019, at her home with family by her side.
Loretta was born July 19, 1939, in Morehead, Ky., and was the daughter of the late Earl Maxwell Tyree and Delma Holbrook Tyree. She came to Youngstown with her family as a child, and graduated from South High School.
A loving wife, mother, and homemaker, Mrs. Bacha worked as a billing clerk for various local businesses, including Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital and Ohio Sports & Spine Institute in Boardman.
Loretta, who was known to her family as “Sis” or “Aunt Sis,” was very active outside the home, and was a Cub Scout Den Mother and the president of the McDonald High School Basketball and Band Boosters. She enjoyed playing bingo, and enjoyed dancing to all the polka music while traveling “the circuit” with her husband, who was part of the Joe Fedorchak Orchestra.
Loretta was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard.
Her husband of 42 years, Robert T. Bacha, whom she married Sept. 29, 1962, passed away Feb. 13, 2005.
Loretta leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Tammy (Tom) Parteleno of Coitsville; two sons, Robert M. (Laura) Bacha of Ellsworth Township and Timothy E. (Carrie) Bacha of Frankfort, Ill.; five grandchildren, Owen, Anna, Rhianna, Mackenzie, and Michael; two brothers, Jim (Mary Lou) Tyree of McDonald and Crawford (Charlotte) Tyree of Estero, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Colleen Tyree of Youngstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, a brother, George Tyree, and a sister, Charlotte Goldner, also preceded Mrs. Bacha in death.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., in Youngstown.
Family and friends may also call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Rose Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m.
Loretta’s family thanks the neighbors and residents of Eagle Creek Apartments for their friendship, kindness and care shared with Loretta during the past few years. Also, thanks to the staff of Buckeye Hospice, especially Dawn, for the compassionate care and devoted service to Loretta.
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