Jack Bastin, 94, longtime Aberdeen resident, beloved father, grandpa and great grandpa passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Tumwater, Washington. He was born in Aberdeen, Washington to Walter and Eliza (Davis) Bastin.
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Jack graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1943. He served as a radio mechanic in the Army Air Corps during World War Two, graduated from CWU and taught school for many years. “Mr. B” taught industrial arts at both Miller and Hopkins Junior High, headed the Lettermen’s Club and coached track until his retirement in 1982. In addition, he served many years as both unit and camp director at Camp Bishop.
Jack married Barbara Wilkinson in 1947. They are survived by two sons: Brink (Janet) Bastin and Brad (Sharon) Bastin, all of Olympia; two daughters: Rebecca (Michael) Wilson, Redmond, WA and Jana (Brent) Christensen, Rochester, WA; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack later married Betty Jo McGregor in 1993. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara, his wife Betty Jo, his brother Leonard and sister-in-law Helen.
Jack was a member of the Aberdeen Elks Lodge No. 593, the United Methodist Church and Amazing Grace Lutheran Church. He was passionate about spending time with family, dancing, clam digging, woodworking, class reunions and his garden. He also enjoyed travelling during his retirement years.
A private graveside ceremony will take place at Fern Hill Cemetery. A celebratory gathering will be held on Friday, November 8th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM at the Aberdeen Elks Lodge, 1712 S. Boone Street, Aberdeen. All are invited to come and share stories.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer’s Research Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice.
A card of condolence with a message or a memory may be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Twibell’s Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen, WA.