DECEMBER 7, 2017 – Joe Bach celebrated his 109th birthday on Sunday amidst family members and staff and residents of the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. Joe, a Holocaust survivor, has been a resident at the Center for almost three years.
Joe was born in Lvov, now part of the Ukraine, and was the only member of his family to survive the war. He later immigrated to this country, where he worked in the garment industry and later in real estate. Joe was married to his beloved wife Irene for 68 years. In addition to his daughters, Joe has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Joe, always smiling, is beloved by everyone at the Leonard Florence Center.