Robert E. Bastian

Date of Death: 10/13/2018

Robert E. Bastian

March 2, 1930 – Oct. 13, 2018

Robert E. Bastian, 88, Altoona, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday evening at his residence.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis R. and Emma (Lorenzen) Bastian.  Bob married Betty P. Blair on July 27, 1951 in Winchester, VA.  She preceded him in death in 2014.

He is survived by two sons: Robert C. (Jennie) of Cresson and Roger C. (Carlyn) of Altoona; nine grandchildren: Jackie, Jessie, Robert, and Piper Bastian and Ben, Heidi, Luke, Donovan and Logan Weir; a great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Jane Bastian; and son-in-law, Jon Weir (Terrie).

He was predeceased by a daughter, Pamela Weir; grandson, William Ulrich Bastian; two brothers: Bud and Ralph; and a sister, Pauline Keller and her husband Ernie Keller.

Bob was a graduate of Altoona High School and attended St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida.  He was manager of Western Auto Service Center and had worked at Penn State University and Fullington School Bus Company in Hollidaysburg.

Bob was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War attaining the rank of Sergeant and serving with the 807th Aviation Engineers.

He was a member of Grace Family Bible Church.  He enjoyed working with young people in church programs.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona; and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Grace Family Bible Church, 2243 Mill Road, Duncansville, officiated by Pastor James Zaebst.

Interment will be held at Alto Reste Park Cemetery.

In remembrance of Bob, those who wish, may make contributions to Grace Family Bible Church, 2243 Mill Road, Duncansville, PA 16635.

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