Biography of Michael J. Bacha
Cambria County, PA Biographies

Michael J. Bacha, mortician, is among the prominent and highly esteemed citizens of Barnesboro, where he has been a resident for almost 35 years. He is a native of Czecho Slovakia, born Sept. 26, 1880.

At the age of 11 years Mr. Bacha emigrated to America and settled at Ehrenfeld, Pa., where he spent several years. in the coal mines. In about 1900 he removed to Barnesboro and became associated in business with C. A. Buck, funeral director. In 1910 he entered the H. S. Eckels College of Embalming, and was later identified with J. E. Stevens, of Carrolltown, Pa., and McMillen & Killen's Company. In July, 1917, Mr. Bacha established a funeral home in Barnesboro and two years later built his modern establishment on Philadelphia Avenue. He has one of the finest funeral homes in this section of the state and is among the reliable business men of the community.

On Sept. 10, 1900, Mr. Bacha was united in marriage with Miss Mary Sedlak, of Barnesboro, the daughter of George J. and Elizabeth Sedlak. The former is deceased and the latter lives at Barnesboro. To Mr. and Mrs. Bacha the following children were born: George, Mary, Thomas and Edward, all deceased; Michael, a graduate of St. Patrick's College, at Spangler, Pa., and also was graduated from the Eckles College of Embalming in 1924, received his state license the same year, is associated in business with his. father; Helen, Francis, and Regina, all students.

Mr. Bacha is a member of the Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club of Barnesboro and a member of the Funeral Directors Association of Pennsylvania. He is a Democrat.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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