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David J. Bachman

September 4, 1932 — November 10, 2022

Palmyra

David J. Bachman, 90, of Palmyra, died on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Londonderry Village - Independent Living. He was born on Sunday, September 4, 1932 to the late Walter M. Bachman and Anna G. Bachman, nee Hostetter, in Lebanon. He graduated with a Master’s in Science from Coppin State College in Maryland. David worked at Union Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Long Island College Hospital, Evangelical Hospital of Chicago, Bethany Brethren Hospital in Chicago and Jersey City Hospital. He was the President of the Association of Operating Room Nurses and was published in the AORN Journal, Mennonite Family History, Today's OR Nurse and Descendants of Oswald and Maria Hostetter. David was a member of the Annville Church of the Brethren and a delegate and attendee to the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. He was also a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon County Historical Society and a member of the Lebanon County Choral Society. He was the author of “A Gazetteer of Lebanon County,” and “They Delivered the Future: The History of the Good Samaritan Hospital Training School for Nurses,” both published by the Lebanon Historical Society. Surviving are 18 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; significant friend Michael E. Good. He was preceded in death by siblings Nancy M. Scheer, Walter M. Bachman, Luke H. Bachman, Mark W. Bachman; companion Robert V. Minford. Viewing will be on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Annville Church of the Brethren, 495 E. Maple Street, Annville. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will be at Midway Cemetery, Lebanon, following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon County Historical Society, 924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042 or Annville Church of the Brethren, 495 E. Maple Street, Annville PA 17003. For more information, to order flowers, or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.christmansfuneralhome.com 

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