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David Bastas

April 9, 1962 September 23, 2018
David Bastas
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Obituary for David Bastas

David Bastas, a longtime resident of Highland Twp., passed away in the loving care of his family on Sunday, September 23, 2018 after a 15 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.

  Born April 9, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan, David was one of four children born to parents Carol (nee. Barton) and James Bastas. David and his siblings were raised on Cedar Island Lake in White Lake. While a student at Lakeland High School, David met the young Michele Clover—the two became sweethearts and have remained ever since. In 1985, the two were married and made their home together in White Lake. David and Michele were blessed by the births of their children, Christopher and Paige. The Bastas’ were true lake people who loved the water and their tiki boat they shared with their lake family on Duck Lake. David shared his love of the outdoors with his family by taking them camping across Michigan.

  David was a soft-spoken man of few words. He was a hardworking man, dedicated to his work and providing for his family. He was caring and loving and found so many ways to demonstrate as a husband and father.

  He enjoyed bowling, hockey, and on Tuesday nights in the summer, he golfed on the Mullet League at Hartland Glen. David cheered for the maize and blue and always supported the University of Michigan. His sarcasm and dry sense of humor punctuated his otherwise calm demeanor. David will forever remain a source of strength and love to all who knew him.

  In addition to Michele, his beloved wife of 33 years, David is survived by son, Christopher Bastas (Libby Leon) and daughter, Paige (Joe) Bastas Hanley; parents, James and Carol Bastas; siblings, James (Audrey) Bastas, Julie (Kalani) Poaha and Paul Bastas ; in-laws, Phil (Ingrid) Clover, Paul (Elke) Clover, Dana (Tim) Schell, and Brent (Jenna) Clover; his nieces and nephews, Trevor, Cara, Joe, Sophia, Luke, Jerod, Brendan, Nicole, Sienna, and Lennon as well as a loving extended family and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 4 — 9 PM.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held from St. Patrick Parish, 9086 Hutchins St., White Lake, on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11 AM with gathering the hour prior. The Rev. Thomas L. Meagher to officiate.

Memorial contributions encouraged to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248.684.6645.

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4:00 PM 9/28/2018 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 9/28/2018 9:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 9/29/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Patrick Parish of White Lake

9086 Hutchins St.
White Lake, MI 48383

Family and Friends are welcome to gather at the church at 10 AM

St. Patrick Parish of White Lake
9086 Hutchins St. White Lake 48383 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


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