Laura J. (Burrows) Bacha

Born: Tue., Mar. 3, 1936
Died: Tue., Dec. 22, 2015


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 24, 2015
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Dec. 24, 2015
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Laura J. Bacha, beloved wife, mother and grandmother
RIXFORD, Pa. — Laura J. Bacha, 79, of Looker Mountain Trail, formerly
of Duke Center, passed away Tuesday (Dec. 22, 2015) following a brief
Born March 3, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Arthur and
Flora Anna Burroughs Burrows.
On March 8, 1953, in Rixford, she married Mark Bacha, who passed away
Sept. 5, 2005.
Laura was a 1952 graduate of Eldred High School. She resided in Duke
Center for 37 years prior to moving back to Rixford in 2001.
She was employed at Viko Furniture in Eldred. She was later employed at
Zippo Manufacturing in Bradford for 31 years, retiring in 1998. She also
worked, along with her husband, in Bacha’s Grocery Store in Rixford
for 12 years.
She enjoyed embroidery and doing jigsaw puzzles, cooking, gardening and
enjoyed outdoor picnics with her family.
Surviving are three sons, Ronald (Linda) Bacha of Bradford, Kerry
(Becky) Bacha of Duke Center and George Bacha of Rixford; five
grandchildren, Holly (Chris) Common, Amy Jo (Carl) Stoltz, Amber Bacha,
Kyle Bacha, Amy Lynn (Ray) Oneil and Barry (Sonja) Bacha; eigh
great-grandchildren, Ericka Bacha, Ashley Stoltz, Maria Common, Andrew
Bacha, Brandon Stoltz, Mark Common, Aden Common and Bentlee Confer; a
sister, Dorothy McClain of Eldred, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three
brothers, Alvin, LaVern and Paul Burrows; and six sisters, Marjorie
Ryder, Grace VanHorn, Mable Dietz, Cordeila Snyder, Marguerite Chase and
Marion Raszmann.
Friends may call Thursday (Dec. 24, 2015) at the Frame Funeral Home in
Eldred from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services will be
held with the Rev. Ricky Price officiating. Burial will follow in McKean
Memorial Park, Lafayette.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otto
Township Volunteer Fire Department.
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Jean Morton
   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
Laura will be missed. She loved her family and friends. I will miss talking to her about the history of the people of Rixford, She always made me feel so welcomed in her home. Rest in peace

Kevin and Jan Behan
   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
Ron and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kevin and Jan37

marcia gartley
   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
my first memories are at their home at the end of tin can alley. they had a wringer washer which she caught her finger in and the nail never grew straight. the living room had big flowers on the wall paper and kerry always peed on it when his diaper was changed. ronnie and i were fascinated by melting crayons & plastic army men on the furnace grates. visiting her parents farm in eldred which was so cool it had an outhouse. Patty and Laura and Nancy arguing over jack campbell's critter - bull or cow? at one of many family barbecues. the pink flamencos at the duke center house that she uniquely mispronounced. whether viko, zippo, the store or home she worked hard. she and her surroundings were always tidy. then retirement, taking care of Mark and astonishing us all by moving back to rixford and falling in love with a dog! she was a great sister in law and we will all miss her.

Lee Ann Dibble Sheaffer
   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I used to come to Rixford every summer when I was growing up. At that time your parents lived at the end of the alley. I thought it was the neatest house. Your Mom and Dad were both such nice people and will be missed by all who knew them.

Clifford & Beverly Dixon
   Posted Wed December 23, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Have fond memories of both Laura and Mark while growing up and living in Rixford/Prenticevale area. May the Lord grant you all peace and comfort.
Clifford & Beverly (Loll) Dixon

Sandy & Mike
   Posted Thu December 24, 2015
Ron, Linda & Families Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your precious memories console your hearts in the days to come! Mike & Sandy Williams

jeffrey sanderson
   Posted Thu December 24, 2015
Sorry to hear your mom and grandma passed I know it hard at this time of year to loss someone but in time all the hurt will be gone and u will think about all the good times u had with her be safe and big hugs to everyone just look in the sky and say lov u and u think she will hear u