David L. Bach

January 30, 1941 ‒ December 22, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

David L. Bach, age 79, of Mount Gilead, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 22, 2020, following a brief illness.

He was born January 30, 1941 to the late Lee and Carrie (Shyers) Bach, in Noctor, KY.  On June 1, 1963, David married the love of his life, Peggy J. Sollars

David graduated from Breathitt High School in Jackson, KY and received his bachelor degree in education from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. David spent his career educating young people in both Mansfield City Schools and the Northmor Local School District.

David loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, 4-wheeling, and gardening. In his later years, he spent hours watching the birds and wildlife from various windows in his home and making sure that anyone nearby saw them too.

David made friends everywhere he went with an ability to talk with anyone. He loved a good adventure, telling jokes, and playing pranks on friends and family. The word “ornery” was often used to describe him.

David was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and enjoyed the friends and fellowship that came with being part of a church family.

Left to cherish his memory includes his wife of 57 years, Peggy; daughter, Melissa (Dave) Sesco of Lexington; grandson, Joel (Erica) Sesco of Ashland; granddaughter, Kaitlyn (Chris) Majewski of Columbus; a great granddaughter, Olive Sesco; brothers: Thomas F. Bach of Louisville, KY, and Arthur Eugene (Judy) Bach of Upper Sandusky; and numerous nieces and nephews.  David will be remembered for the love he held for his immediate family, extended family, church family, and large circle of friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents: Lee and Carrie; siblings Cora Vanderpool, John Bach, Edith Carpenter and Nelson Bach.

His family will greet friends from 10 AM to 11 AM, on January 2, 2021, at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ (7197 Co Rd 46, Mt Gilead, OH 43338). A service to celebrate and honor his life will follow there at 11 AM. For the sake of keeping everyone healthy and well, the family kindly asks that you please wear a mask and maintain a safe distance between other visitors while attending the visitation and/or service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve David’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • So sorry for your family’s loss! Dave was always our favorite sub at Johnsville/Northmor. He was always a kind and sweet fellow and I loved talking to him in later years. God bless you, Peggy.

  • Mr. Bach was our 5th grade teacher. And although that was 50+ years ago whenever we saw him he would always smile and call us by name. He would speak of his memories of us and we would always share a good laugh. We have so much respect for him that even after all th his time we still call him Mr.Bach. He was a wonderful person. Our prayers to you Peggy and family.

  • So sorry Peggy, It was a pleasure to know him at Johnsville. He had some good stories to tell us at the teachers’ lunch table about his adventures. Always was a good listener and full of life.

  • So sorry to hear of Mr. Bach’s passing….I have to call him ‘Mr. Bach’ because he taught at Northmor while I was a student there. ‘Mrs. Bach’ was my home-ec teacher. You are both wonderful people and the Garris family has great memories of school days with Mr. and Mrs. Bach. You and your family are in our prayers. Sincerely, Linda (Garris) Efaw

  • He was a special man who made everyone feel welcome in his presence. When we worked an election together the day went so fast because he entertained us all. RIP, Mr. Bach.

  • David was a wonderful friend of 70 years ; as we grew up across the fence from one another and attended school together throughout our youth. He will be missed. I offer condolences to the family and prayers for all.

  • Donna and I could not be more heartbroken to hear this news. Dave was always kind and welcoming to us a couple and of course for me, he was my teacher, my fellow believer and my friend. We both thought he was one of the most fun and friendly we knew. The world is less bright without him. Peggy and Melissa, our prayers and our hearts will be beside you.

  • To the Bach family, I was a student of his and he was a very good friend to all.To the family I will miss him and if anyone needs to talk please call. We loved him and Peggy. God be with you now and bless you.

  • Dear Peggy, Melissa, and family,
    We are so so sorry to hear this about Dave.
    He always had a big smile and was ready to tell a joke or tease someone. He radiated joy in his life, and that touched everyone and everything he did in his life from teaching to hunting to asking how
    your day was going.
    Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.
    Philippians 4:7

  • Peggy and Melissa we are so saddened to hear this news. We have so many memories as we were growing up of our family gatherings with all of you. I can still hear David’s teasing and laughter. I know that Kevin learned a lot from David and always looked up to him. Heaven has gained a very special angel. I’m sure that he and Mom will bring laughter to heaven as they continue to tease one another. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

    Love, Sherri, Kevin, Tara and Jason

  • Peggy, Melissa and family,
    Dave was always fun to be around – never a frown on his face. Always a twinkle in his eye and a knack for making anyone feel like family.
    Cherish your memories!!
    Thinking of you all!!

  • So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed seeing you both when we were all out running errands. Mr. Bach was my 5th grade teacher and also taught my 3 older brothers.

  • I am so shocked and saddened by this news. During our high school Days many fun evenings and weekends were spent with your parents, Melissa. I treasure the fond memories and hold you all closer to my heart during this time of loss. Huge hugs to Peggy, Melissa and Dave and your children/grandchildren. Until we see him again….❤️
    Love to all,
    Annette (Meek)

  • Davis was the most wonderful brother and brother-in-law anyone could dream of. He was fun loving and enjoyed giving out smiles and jokes. He will be forever missed. What a blessing to be part of his family all these years. Our heartfelt sympathy and love to Peggy, Melissa and Dave and Family, always.

  • Sorry for your lose we enjoyed see Mr.Bach at the basketball games he was all ways kidding my daughter Patty. He will be miss he always made things fun.

  • I send my LOVE to the family. Don and I have/had great memories of the many fun times we spent in our groups. At one time we all worked in the same school district. God Bless.

  • We will miss our friend who always had something fun to say. His teasing (our daughters & son) will be so missed! God blessed our community with an awesome guy full of life & fun. He will be missed so much! Our prayers are with all of his family, especially his amazing wife Peggy!

  • Dear Peggy and Melissa,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father and husband. He was my fifth grade teacher and one of my very favorites. He kept things lively!
    Melissa, I remember when you were born, and how much I thought you were the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. I always begged Mr. Bach for a picture of you and he gave it to me. I would carry it around in my purse until it was worn out.

    Mr. Bach will be missed. It was always fun to run into him here and there. He was a light in our community.

    Peggy and Melissa my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • When I read David’s death notice, I was in shock. We had just exchanged Thanksgiving greetings. I will always cherish the 50 year friendship I had with him. He was “King of the Mountain” and the “good ole Kentucky boy”. I will miss him immeasurably. My heart breaks for Peggy, Melissa and her family, Tommy, and Art. May God sustain you during these most difficult of times. God Bless.

  • Although I didn’t know the family well, I was a student of his many years ago and I always recall him as one of my favorite teachers. He also showed support of my endeavors later on as well. He was one of the kindest men and taught his students through encouragement and humor. I greatly enjoyed his positive spirit as I’m sure many other students have throughout his teaching career. My condolences go out to the family who I’m sure are celebrating the life of a wonderful, kind and loving man just as much as grieving his loss. My prayers are with the family!

  • With our most sincere condolences! Mr. Back has been a part of our lives ever since I can remember. Hunting with my father and Mr. Ogg, playing cards at our house with the same gang, memories of time spent on Candlewood Lake with him, your mom, and yourself. My brother also has so many memories. John said that he will miss him dearly! It is all those memories that will eventually bring us joy and peace! Please know that our hearts and prayers go out to your entire family during this time! Shanna McHugh

  • Mr. Bach was my fifth grade teacher and it was a fun year! I know we cut up a lot in his class but we always knew where the “line” was and we never went past it! A good man.

    I remember a couple things …one–i am almost positive it was in his class because it fit how he taught-he gave a test once where the instructions on the test were to sign your name somewhere on the test and turn it over and sit quietly. I NEVER read instructions and worked through the exam and could not figure out how everyone got done so fast. I earned an F on the exam over my protest in class that all of my answers were correct, I just didn’t follow the directions! He held his ground (and of course this exam disappeared in the grade book!) But it was a great lesson learned; I always read exam directions after that! What a great lesson to learn in fifth grade! As a teacher, I wish more teachers would teach the importance of following rules and reading directions today!

    He also had a treehouse at his house and told us if anyone wanted to spend the night there we could. Neil Boudinot and I took him up on it and had a great time. We went there loaded with potato chips (a rarity in our household) and plenty of soda pop. He would come out and check on us, just a gracious host.

    Last, we had a student in class with severe disabilities and he took a couple of us aside one day and asked us to just think about this other student and what it must be like to be him/her and could we think of how to make their day better. I don’t know if it helped, I want to think it did, but he planted a seed which is what good teachers do.

    God called a good teacher home. I was blessed to have been in his class. May you find peace in knowing that his was a life well-lived.

  • David was a friend and neighbor of mine from Noctor Ky and classmate at BHS. It’s been several years since I saw him but I remember the wonderful times when the kids from Noctor would get together. Peggy, family and friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. Memories are a healing comfort that will be cherished for years to come. God bless you as only He can.

  • David was a wonderful teacher and mentor at Northmor High School. His positive “can-do” attitude and warm sense of humor always made the days seem brighter.
    I’m so sorry for your loss, Peggy.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Peggy and family. Praying that God will bless you with peace and many precious memories.

  • My sincere condolences to all who loved David. May he Rest In Peace. 💙