Centenarian Celebrations: Carolyn Bachorz

Carolyn Bachorz
Submitted by James Evans, Northeast Director, Carbide Retiree Corps (CRC)

- June 02, 2018 - Carolyn Bachorz, a Union Carbide retiree, turned 100 on June 2, 2018. Carolyn started working for Union Carbide at an Eveready Plant in Bennington, Vermont, in 1965. She worked there assembling explosives during the Vietnam War, assembling hearing aids and watch batteries after that, and finally was a quality inspector. She retired in 1983.

Carolyn was born and raised in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. She had a twin sister, Veronica, a sister Mary, a sister Ann, a half-sister, Veronica, and a half-brother, John. Her twin sister died young, but the others lived into their 90s. She married Francis Bachorz on July 28, 1940, and they had three sons, Paul, Walter and James. Francis died in 1994. Carolyn now has two granddaughters, Pam and Patty, and three great-grandchildren.

Carolyn lives in a large 1880-vintage house by herself and is still in good health. Her hobbies are art and sewing, both of which she still actively pursues, and she is an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Carolyn’s 100th birthday was formally recognized by the Catholic Church, the Rensselaer County Legislature and the Town of Hoosick, where June 2, 2018, was designated “Carolyn Bachorz Day.”

It was a joy visiting Carolyn and her good friend Velma Brown. They were very appreciative of our recognition of her 100th birthday.