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February 20, 2018

Susan Jane Bach – Smithton

Susan Jane Bach, 68, of Smithton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant after many months of suffering from multiple health issues. Susie was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Smithton, the daughter of the late Arthur and Edith Lynn Bach. She was the youngest of eight children, was a 1966 graduate of South Huntingdon High School and received an associate degree in culinary arts form Westmoreland Community College. Susie was employed by Brookevale Manufacturing and the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 20 years of service. She especially loved cooking, baking, sewing, travel, casinos and bingo. Susie will be missed by her siblings, nieces and nephews and friends. Surviving are Curtis Branthoover (Joanne) of Belle Vernon; Betty Mittag of Raleigh, N.C.; Melvin Bach (Rebecca) of Maryland; Kenneth Bach and Jennie Bach of Smithton; sister-in-law, Helen Bach of Smithton; 13 nieces and nephews and 22 great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Susie was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur M. and Wayne Bach; and a grand-niece, Darla Bach. Family and friends are invited to a remembrance gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Please visit Susie’s online memorial at to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega is the funeral director.