Thomas Bachman

by | Oct 8, 2021 | Obituaries

Norfolk—On September 29, 2021, Thomas Charles Bachman, 69, passed away in Norfolk.

He was born in Baltimore, Md., to John and Ann Bachman, of blessed memory. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gail; sons John, David (Laura), and Brian (Sara). He was predeceased by his sister, Dianne, and brother, Ricky.

Tom proudly served as a chief in the United States Navy for 20 years. Following his retirement from the Navy in 1990, he spent over 20 years as an independent contractor. Tom was involved in Fleet Park Little League baseball where his kids played for over a decade. He also was an active member of the Ohef Sholom Temple family for several decades, serving in many leadership roles.

Above all, Tom (“Pops” to his sons) was most proud of his beloved family.

Fair winds and following seas, Chief!

A private funeral was held with Rabbi Roz Mandelberg and Cantor Jen Rueben officiating. The service was livestreamed at, and was later available on Ohef Sholom Temple’s Facebook page. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

Donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple.