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“Dear Nana and Family,I am very grateful that the Smith Funeral Home offers this opportunity to us to commemorate with you the first anniversary of...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jeanne Murray - Forest Hills, NY

“Lamentamos la partida de quien fuera un ser especial, Digno ejemplo a seguir. Les acompanamos en su pena y confiamos que disfruta de la grandeza de...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Juan M. Bertran Pasarell San Juan

“To the Bachman Family: We're so deeply saddened for every one in the family. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers for each of you....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: John & Maria Beaton

“To : Ileana and my relatives. Andreas was a blessed man to have had great wife a family like yours. I believe he knew that and he gave all the glory...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Charles Facey - Milford, MA

“Jose and the Bachman family.You're in our thoughts and prayers, we're sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jay & Rochelle Graham - GA

“Mis recuerdos de Andrés y Nana son especiales pues vienen de cuando yo era joven. Realmente eran y son personas especiales.Mi mas sentido Pé...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Miguel Fuertes Bachman - San Juan

“Andres was an inspiration to us younger ones. He was there at activities, involved and not just merely showing up which he definitely had a right to...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Leo Ovadje - McDonough, GA

“Dearest Nana and Family, I want to offer each of you my most heartfelt condolences and continuous prayers on the passing of our beloved Andres....Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jeanne Murray - Forest Hills, NY

“To the Bachman family, With all my heart I wish I could join you at the funeral of Andres on Wednesday, but I must remain here. However, I will...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: John G. Powers - St. Louis, MO

“Andres will be missed but his example, love and faith will last forever. God bless him and his family ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jose Villazon - Smyrna, GA


Andrés G. Bachman, age 82, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 in Maryville, TN. Andrés was born in Colombia, South America to his Swiss parents, Gustavo Andrés Bachman and Loly De Rutté. Later he married and settled in Puerto Rico with his true love, Ileana Fuertes, where they had their children. Moving to Holliston, MA in 1979, and finally coming to Maryville in 2005. Andrés was a retired Civil Engineer, an international man, and a very humble person, with a strong faith which he shared with many throughout his life. He enjoyed gardening and repairing anything that may have needed fixing. Andrés was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Preceded in death by: his parents, his daughter María Eugenia Bachman, and his granddaughter Abby Bachman. Survivors include: the love of his life his wife Ileana Fuertes de Bachman; children and their spouses, Gustavo and Marta Bachman of Holliston, MA; Federico and Aviva Bachman of Tel Aviv, Israel; Ana Bachman of Washington, DC; Luis and Kim Bachman of Haverhill, MA; Jose and Paula Bachman of Blairsville, GA; María Elena and David Russell of Bellingham, MA; Laura and Charles Facey of Milford, MA; María Amparo and Al Goodniss of Shrewsbury, MA; and Roberto and Aimee Bachman of Raleigh, NC. Also survived by: 38 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Raul and Helena Bachman of Medellin, Colombia; and Mario and María Mercedes Bachman of Bogotá, Colombia. Many special family and church friends also survive. The celebration of Andrés' life and Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends prior to the Mass starting at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Andrés name to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Arrangements by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.