RA Trustee Paul Bachorz quite ill

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    No sense trying to repeat it all, here’s the link to the discussion on the MOA forum. Bottom line; he’s having quite a hard time in the hospital. Please check this out and send good thoughts his way:


    Paul was one of the co-chairs for the rally this year (posted about a billion day rides here on the forum) and is just an all-around enthusiastic guy. I really hope he pulls through quickly.

    Dan Wright

    The effort that Paul put into the rally this year was amazing. Prayers for a full and swift recovery.


    Unfortunately, Paul never regained consciousness and died Thursday evening. The M/C community has suffered a irreplaceable loss and many of us who knew him now have a big hole in their hearts where Paul used to live. Knowing him, he’s probably soliciting donations for the first Big Gig in Heaven!


    Paul’s address: 145 Juniper Dr., Ballston Spa, NY 12020. I know his wife Judy and daughters Patty and Pam would really appreciate your personal notes and memories of Paul.


    The family wanted to update everyone on the arrangements to honor Paul.

    We will be having a private funeral and burial this week. In a few weeks, we
    will be having a memorial celebration that we would love to see all of his
    friends at. Dad always said he wanted to have a big party and that is what we
    are going to do.

    In lieu of flowers we are asking for donations to the Pediatric Brain Tumor
    Foundation, a charity Dad was very passionate about. You may reach their website
    at [url]http://www.pbtfus.org[/url].

    Thank you for all of your love and support.

    Judy, Pam and Patty


    BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. Paul M. Bachorz, 68, died at Saratoga Hospital on Thursday, September 2, 2010. He was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He was a member of the Peace Corps. and served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. He was in the Seabees and actively served in Desert Storm and retired as senior chief. Paul was a member of the N.Y.S. Militia. He was a ham radio operator and member of Saratoga Amateur Radio Association. Paul was a social studies teacher for 34 years and golf coach for over 30 years at Niskayuna High School, retiring in 2001. He was on the board of directors at the Ballston Spa Country Club. Paul was past president of the Ballston Spa Board of Education and was on the board of Saratoga/Washington County BOCES. Paul was a member of the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge and of the BMW Owners of America and the Motorcycle Owners of Vermont. He was predeceased by his father, Francis Bachorz and brother, Walter Bachorz. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Judith M. Bachorz; his daughters, Patricia (Nick) Bachorz of Montclair, N.J., Pam (Jason) Bachorz of Washington, DC; his mother, Carolyn Garbrecht Bachorz; his brother, James (Barbara) Bachorz of Niskayuna; his grandson, Noah; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, 302 Ridgefield Court, Asheville, NC 28806-2243.

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