Mr. Bacal was born in New York City but lived in Tucson since 1934. He was a graduate of Tucson High School and Columbia University. He was the longtime president and owner of Pioneer Paint and Varnish Co. Mr. Bacal was active in the Democratic Party and was National Committee person for 12 years. He supported University of Arizona athletics as a season ticket holder for basketball and for football for well over 60 years. He was a past member of Rotary. He was a loyal friend of Bill W.
Mr. Bacal is survived by his wife Eva; children, Richard (Victoria), David (Diana), Katherine (David), Susan, and Emily; sister Andrea (Doug), and six grandchildren.
A service was held at Congregation Or Chadash with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating, followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery.