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John L. Bachofer, III
September 4, 1963 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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On Thursday, November 9th, 2023, John L. Bachofer III died at Chester County Hospital after a fearless battle with a long illness.
John is survived by his father, J. Louis Bachofer Jr., his sister Anne-Marie Guthrie (David), his brother Drew Bachofer, with whom he lived, his brother Joe Bachofer(Linda), many cousins, nieces, nephews, and nine great-nieces and nephews. John is pre-deceased by his beloved mother, Anne (Nancy) Bachofer.
Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on September 4th, 1963, John attended St. Agnes Elementary School and went on to graduate from Bishop Shanahan High School. John remained a life-long resident of Chester County as he enjoyed a career as a professional painter, maintenance worker and most recently as a Delicatessen Clerk at a local grocery store. Despite his chronic health concerns, John’s tenacity motivated him to continue his work at the Delicatessen where he took great pride in sharing his knowledge with his co-workers and customers.
Fiercely loyal to family, John is remembered by his large family for his wit and good humor. John loved attending family weddings where he danced with joy and abandon. He greeted all family members with great love, and to put it frankly, he was a good time.
John’s passion for freedom was expressed through his love of the outdoors, most especially camping and kayaking. His sense of adventure was found out on the open road on his beloved motorcycle.
One of John’s greatest loves was his love of music and playing the drums. We remember John fondly through the song lyrics that seem to fit him best…
“Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt are unique I suppose…
But when they made you brother, they broke the mold.”
—Terry’s Song-Bruce Springsteen