March 30, 1933 - February 11, 2018

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:00 AM St. Mary Catholic Church


Visitation Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Thomas Edward "Ned" Bahan, 84 of Springfield, passed away, Sunday, February 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family in his home.

Ned was born March 30, 1933 in Woodstock, Ohio and was a graduate of Woodstock High School. Ned received his Bachelor's degree at the Ohio State University and his Master's degree at the University of New Mexico. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.
After his military service, Ned served as an Air Force civilian, ultimately being selected into the Senior Executive Service, Contracting, Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He retired after 34 years and opened his own company, Bahan Dennis Inc. He was also an entrepreneurial partner in building several businesses (Kone Korner, Springfield, with best friend Jim Stanley, and Beavercreek Racquet Club) and happily farmed as his favorite hobby. Ned was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Urbana, and was a current member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Springfield. Ned was a member of the Woodstock Lion's Club and a former member of MRDD in Springfield.

Ned is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Anne Hope Bahan; his daughters, Kathryn Bahan Davenport (David Frashier), Karen Bahan, and Kristen (Tammie Breslin) Bahan; "adopted" daughter Megan Reynolds; his granddaughter, Chelsea Davenport; sisters, Linda (Eli) Matthews and Peggy (Russ) Markin, brother, John Rick (Jeanne) Bahan; brother-in-law, Robert W. (Jill) Strange; sister-in-law, Peggy Strange Dillon; beloved dog Allie; as well as several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Ned was preceded in death by his birth parents, Francis M. and Kathryn (Dorsey) Bahan; his adoptive parents, Jack and Marie Bahan (Carl Bodey); his sister Barbara Buckley; and brothers-in-law, Jimmy D. Strange and Eli Matthews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Activity and Rehab Clinic at Vancrest of Urbana, 2380 U.S. Hwy. 68, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 U.S. Hwy. 36, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Urbana, Ohio with Father Matt Lee celebrant.

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Sunny Baillie _ Smith - Mar 3, 2018
Dear Ann & family, I am so sorry to hear of Ned’s passing, From his picture he looks the same as he did all those yr.s ago since I last saw you all ! He was always such a good looking fellow and a really nice guy,,, My husband died 8 1/2 Yrs ago, God bless Ned & your whole family, and my he Rest In Peace. Sunny Baillie-Smith, Hollywood, Florida
Stel and Chris kirbabas - Feb 16, 2018
Karen and family: Chris and I are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. Love, the Kirbabas’s
Cheryl (Arthur) Tafoya - Feb 15, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Ned's passing. Our families enjoyed so many great times together. I always enjoy those memories. We all had such great times together. My heart is with each of you. Hugs to all of you from afar.
Rob and Sharon Muraski - Feb 14, 2018
Dear Anne You and Tom always held a very special place in our hearts. We are very sad that we all have lost Tom. Rob and I wish we had the words to comfort you, but sadly we know there aren't any that would lessen your grief. Although we can't be there in person we want you to know we are holding you tightly. Love Rob and Sharon
Jean Hurst - Feb 14, 2018
Dear Anne and family, I send my most sincere condolences on the passing of Ned, your loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. I remember some of the good times we have had in the past. Love and prayers to you. Jean Hurst
Tom & Carolyn Roff - Feb 13, 2018
God's speed to my old friend and former boss. The Roffs and the Bahan's shared many very enjoyable times together and we will always cherish the memories. Our prayers are with you Anne and your wonderful family.
Natalie Arceneaux - Feb 13, 2018
Dearest Aunt Annie, Kathy, Karen, and Kris, I cannot express to you how sorry I am. When I think of Uncle Ned I remember a smiling gentle man - I cannot ever remember him being cross. I loved his laugh, and I loved that he called me Natty Kay. I hope that your memories will comfort you as you think on this man who lived and loved so well. Love Natalie
Bill Holt - Feb 13, 2018
Had the privilege of working in one of Tom's organizations as a Manager and Director in the European Distribution System Program Office. Tom was a great man to know and work for.
Scott and Linda Willey - Feb 13, 2018
Anne, it was great to have had the opportunity to work with Tom all those years in the F-15 and to see you you folks again at the reunions over the years. He will be missed.
Vicki Fry - Feb 13, 2018
Karen and Family: I am so sorry for your loss and pray for God's comfort to all of you.
Tabi (Baugus) - Feb 13, 2018
Anne I am so sorry for your loss... you are in my thoughts and prayers... you and Ned have always been family!!! Such an amazing man!!! Sending love your way!!!
Sally (Bake) Filbrun - Feb 13, 2018
Anne and family may the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Keeping you in my prayers.
Sabrina Baugus Whitmer - Feb 13, 2018
I'm so sorry Anne!! You and Ned gave Tabi and I some of the best memories a kid could have. Growing up on your farm was a blessing, getting to know you guys was amazing and always chasing the cows was a blast. Thank you for being so wonderful to us! I'm sending lots of prayers for you and the girls. I'll never forget my "grey" friend!! Lots and lots of love to all of you girls....God has something incredible planned for you Anne, your defiantly one of his angels.
JOHN BUCK - Feb 13, 2018
Anne, so sorry to lose Tom. He is one of my few best friends. I treasure our great times together. God bless you and keep you. If I can be of any service, please advise. It is not possible we. can there now in person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls, Nancy and John
chelsea davenport - Feb 13, 2018
I love you grandpa.
Paul (Bud) Hunter - Feb 13, 2018
I grew up with Ned from HS age, college and were church mates at both IC in N.L. and St. Michels in Mechanicsburg. We went our separate USAF ways for several decades. A few years ago ourmutual friend, recently deceased Joe Iguchi and we visited Ned and his wife on their farm.
Don and Carolyn Robinson - Feb 13, 2018
Dear Anne and family: You have our deepest sympathy. We have many happy memories of Tom over the years. I always loved his smile.
David and Sharon Hall - Feb 12, 2018
David and I are so very sorry for your loss. Karen is such a dear friend of mine and I know how hard this illness has been on all of you. I know how much your Father meant and what a wonderful person he was. I also extend my heartfelt sympathies to Annie and pray that God gives her the strength she will need to get through this difficult time. I pray that all of you can find that strength but know that you are all loved by many and we will be there for you. He is no longer suffering and is at peace with God. Bless you all.

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