Rudy Bachna, 84, celebrates birthday

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The Kent-Dudince Sister City Association announced that its President Rudy Bachna recently celebrated his 84th birthday at a gathering held at the home of his brother, Joe Bachna of Independence.

More than 40 family members and friends attended the gathering with special guest Eddy Fisher. Especially eventful was that 14 Bachna uncles and nephews attended. This primarily male gathering had two hostesses, Rudy's wife, Lynn, and Joe's wife, Donna. A very special thank-you was extended to Joe, Donna and Gil Bachna.

Rudy is a professor emeritus of Kent State University and former men's and women's gymnastic coach and men's soccer coach. Rudy started the gymnastics program 53 years ago and "he has blue and gold in his blood" as he still attends all KSU sporting events.

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