Mr. Charles Richard Bachert, 62, of West Penn Township, Pa. passed into eternal rest on Sunday, February 16th At St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, Pa. He was the husband of Jody Ann (Tartar) Bachert. They were married for 33 years last June 7th, 2019. Born in Lehighton, Pa. on Wednesday, November 20, 1957, he was the son of the late Oscar & Frances (Steigerwalt) Bachert. Charlie was a 1976 graduate of The Lehighton Area High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He attended Lycoming College and later served our country with the United States Army attaining the rank of Sergeant. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University and later earned his Master’s Degree from Wilkes University and furthered his education by earning his principals certification from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He retired most recently from the Lehighton Area School District where he served as the Assistant Middle School Principal. He attended church services at Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, Tamaqua, Pa. and held a Life membership at Lehigh Fire Co. #1, Lehighton and held a social membership at The Andreas Sporting Club. An avid school sports enthusiast, he coached football, wrestling, & track in the various school districts in the Carbon and Schuylkill county areas. He was inducted into the Lehighton Area High School Wrestling Hall of Fame, and was the recipient of several medals while participating in the Shot-put, Discus, and Race walk events while serving on the Team Philadelphia at the Transplant Olympics held in Minnesota. As a kidney transplant recipient, he served as a guest speaker at several of The Gift Of Life organizational meetings. Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Tavia S. Cardell of New Ringgold, a son, Zane R. Bachert & his wife Sandy of Tamaqua, 7 grandchildren, Lianna, Zoltyn, Zyana, Emerson, Genevieve, Scarlett, Rosalynn, nieces & nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20th at 11 a.m. at The Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton, with the Rev. Kevin P. Roberts officiating. Call 6-8 p.m. Wed. Feb. 19th and Thursday Feb. 20th from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment with Full Military Honors under the direction of The Lehighton Area UVO in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, Pa. Memorial Contributions in his honor may be made to The Gift Of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com
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