Robert G. "Bob" Bastress

March 24, 1920 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 98)

     Robert G. "Bob" Bastress, 98, of Loyalsock, died Sunday, June 24, 2018, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Jean K. (Kelly) Bastress, on July 2, 2012.

    Born March 24, 1920, in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Paul L. and Alma J. (Grove) Bastress.

     Bob was a 1938 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the European Theatre. Following his military service he began his career with the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and later retired as a Superintendent in 1975 after 34.5 years.

     He was a founding member of Northway Presbyterian Church and a member of  the local masonic lodge. He was also a charter member of Pine-Aires Camping Club. Bob was a lifelong and avid tennis player, he enjoyed camping, and was a skilled woodworker. His true joy in life was spending time with his family and he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

     Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca S. Underwood (Norman), of Bloomfield, N.Y.; three sons, Robert G. Bastress Jr., of Modesto, Calif., Barry K. "B.K." Bastress (Robin) and Brian S. Bastress, both of Spring Mills; seven grandchildren, Robert Bastress (Stacey), Amy Green (Thomas), Cortney Underwood, Lindsay Dadic-Underwood (Christine), Heather Cerny (Adam), Madison Bastress, and Samantha Bastress; and nine great-grandchildren.

     In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred M. Bastress in 1991.

     In keeping with his wishes, services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

     The family wishes to thank The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital and 6th Floor West Special Care Unit at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport, for their kindness and support in caring for their Father and Grandfather.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to The Gatehouse, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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