Gail E. Bartchy

SALEM — Gail E. Bartchy, 94, of Salem, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Essex II in Salem.

Gail was born in Salem on June 23, 1923, the son of the late John A. and Estella (Christopher) Bartchy.

He was a graduate of Salem High School and a U.S. Army Air Force veteran. Mr. Bartchy retired from Deming Pump in Salem, Ohio, in 1979 and worked as an auctioneer. Gail was a member of the Goshen Ruritan Club, United Commercial Travelers and enjoyed barbershop quartet singing.

Survivors include a son, Eric (Debbie) Bartchy of Circleville, Ohio; two daughters, Nanette (Larry) Bates of Lisbon and Sue Ann (Lou) Reinisch of Chattanooga, Tenn. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Missy Coplan, Adam Bartchy, Hilary Bates, Peter Reinisch and Steven Reinisch; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Hollabaugh) Bartchy in 1994; a grandson, David S. Bates; a brother, Richard; and two sisters, Esther Moffit and Twila Endsley.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 7, 2017, at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Gail’s honor to the Salem Community Pantry, 794 E. Third St., Salem, Ohio 44460; Salem Habitat for Humanity, 468 Prospect St., Salem, Ohio 44460; or a charity of your choice.

Friends may sign the guest register online and send condolences at Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio (330-337-6363).


(Paid obituary)