Harold F. Bach, of Falmouth, MA, died September 9, at the age of 91.
Harold Folke Bach was the youngest of three sons born to Carl Christian Bach and Anna Helena Anderson. He was born February 2, 1927 in Scranton, Pennsylvania and was raised in Luzerne County in the towns of Wilkes-Barre, Forty Fort, and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. His father was a native of Frankfurt am Main, Germany and his mother was a native of Goteborg, Sweden.
Harold graduated from Upper Darby High School of Drexel Hill in 1945 and upon graduation was immediately drafted into the Army during World War II. After the war, he went on to study at the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, under the G. I. Bill, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Upon graduation, Harold accepted a national marketing position at the headquarters for Sun Oil Company in Philadelphia, PA. He spent three years at the company before moving to a marketing position at Philco Corporation in the Consumer Products Division. While at Philco, he was active in the American Legion Post in Philadelphia, PA. After more than 10 years at Philco, he was offered a management position to oversee the exhibit for the “Live Better Electrically” Program of Edison Electric Institute at the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair featuring The Tower of Light. He then went on to leading national promotional advertising for electric utilities under the auspices of Edison Electric Institute for over thirteen years.
In 1968, he was introduced to Babette Foshay, a public school educator and music teacher, who was teaching in Upper Darby, PA. They married a year later on July 26, 1969 in Falmouth, MA at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth with a reception following at the Woods Hole Golf Club where the bride’s parents were members. Harold and Babette settled in New Canaan, CT, where Harold commuted daily into New York City working at Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and Babette taught primary education in Saugatuck and Westport, CT.
In 1977, Harold and his family moved to Falmouth, MA, eventually settling in West Falmouth, where he started his own real estate business specializing in waterfront properties, land and large estates of Falmouth, Osterville and Chatham. He had a true passion for selling real estate and enjoyed the many friendships and acquaintances made during his twenty plus years of business. In addition he was a member of the National Association of Realtors, Cape Cod and the Islands Board of Realtors, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of New York, New York. He was a member of The First Congregational Church of Falmouth for over thirty years and more recently a member of the North Falmouth Congregational Church.
In the last ten years, Harold found great joy in visits with family and holiday family gatherings. He was also an avid fan of the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team and enjoyed his daily walks, Papa Gino’s pizza and crab cakes from Crabapples Restaurant.
Harold is survived by his wife, Babette, of Falmouth, his son, Paul, of Philadelphia, PA, and his daughters, Sarah, of Falmouth, and Kathryn (and Kyle Wolfe) of Framingham, MA. Three grandchildren, four nieces and two nephews survive him.
Harold had an enduring love for animals and he dearly loved his Dalmatians and Lakeland Terrier but came to love cats as well. Donations may be made in his name to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at www.mspca.org. Harold as a veteran also proudly supported the Wounded Warrior Project and donations may be made in his name to Wounded Warrior Project P. O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org
A service celebrating his life will take place Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the North Falmouth Congregational Church at 2 p.m. A private burial service will occur at a later date where he will be interred in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor, New York.