In memory of
Thomas James Bastion
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In memory of
Thomas James Bastion
DALLAS, Ga. -- Thomas James Bastion, 78, of Manistee, Mich., and formerly Lapeer, Mich., passed away on Sept. 19, 2018, in Dallas, Ga., from complications related to Lewy Body dementia. In hospice care for nine months prior to his death, Tom died peacefully surrounded by family. Tom was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Flint, Mich., the son of Thomas Henry Bastion and Marie (Wentz) Bastion. He graduated from Flint Northern in 1957, attended Michigan Technical University and later graduated from the University of Michigan. Tom retired at age 52 from General Motors after 35 years of service, starting as an apprentice tool maker in Flint's tank plant and finishing his career leading a team of engineers for AC Delco. For most of his adult life, Tom resided in Lapeer, Mich. He married Anna (Ross) Bastion, on Dec. 2, 1977, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He retired to Manistee, Mich., in 1993 and was an active member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Little Manistee River Watershed Conservation Council. Tom enjoyed travelling, fishing, snowmobiling, fixing things, his grandchildren, peanut M&Ms, bonfires and spending time in nature. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Ross) Bastion, who died April 23, 2017, in Cadillac, Mich. Tom is survived by his sister, Helen (Don) Hodges, of Flushing, Mich.; the mother of his two children, Carol (Moll) Bastion DeClercq, of Otter Lake, Mich.; stepson, Marshall "Doc" (Michelle) Street, of Dryden, Mich.; daughter, Wynette (Daniel) Asquino, of Plymouth, Mass.; stepdaughter, Denise (Lee) Grotzinger, of Sedalia, Mo.; son, Bradley (Jennifer) Bastion, of Powder Springs, Ga.; and nine grandchildren, Michael Street, Andrew Ellis, Heather (Grotzinger) Sayers, Jessica (Ellis) Cox, Mitchel Bastion, Nicole Asquino, Allison Asquino, Maureen Bastion and Raymond Asquino. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manistee, Mich., with the Rev. Dr. James Friesner officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tom's name may be directed to Lewy Body Dementia Association, www.LBDA.org and Little Manistee River Watershed Conservation Council, www.LMWCC.org . View an online obituary at www.westcobbfuneralhome.com .
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In memory of
Thomas James Bastion
DALLAS, Ga. -- Thomas James Bastion, 78, of Manistee, Mich., and formerly Lapeer, Mich., passed away on Sept. 19, 2018, in Dallas, Ga., from complications related to Lewy Body dementia. In hospice care for nine months prior to his death, Tom died peacefully surrounded by family. Tom was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Flint, Mich., the son of Thomas Henry Bastion and Marie (Wentz) Bastion. He graduated from Flint Northern in 1957, attended Michigan Technical University and later graduated from the University of Michigan. Tom retired at age 52 from General Motors after 35 years of service, starting as an apprentice tool maker in Flint's tank plant and finishing his career leading a team of engineers for AC Delco. For most of his adult life, Tom resided in Lapeer, Mich. He married Anna (Ross) Bastion, on Dec. 2, 1977, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. He retired to Manistee, Mich., in 1993 and was an active member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Little Manistee River Watershed Conservation Council. Tom enjoyed travelling, fishing, snowmobiling, fixing things, his grandchildren, peanut M&Ms, bonfires and spending time in nature. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Ross) Bastion, who died April 23, 2017, in Cadillac, Mich. Tom is survived by his sister, Helen (Don) Hodges, of Flushing, Mich.; the mother of his two children, Carol (Moll) Bastion DeClercq, of Otter Lake, Mich.; stepson, Marshall "Doc" (Michelle) Street, of Dryden, Mich.; daughter, Wynette (Daniel) Asquino, of Plymouth, Mass.; stepdaughter, Denise (Lee) Grotzinger, of Sedalia, Mo.; son, Bradley (Jennifer) Bastion, of Powder Springs, Ga.; and nine grandchildren, Michael Street, Andrew Ellis, Heather (Grotzinger) Sayers, Jessica (Ellis) Cox, Mitchel Bastion, Nicole Asquino, Allison Asquino, Maureen Bastion and Raymond Asquino. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manistee, Mich., with the Rev. Dr. James Friesner officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tom's name may be directed to Lewy Body Dementia Association, www.LBDA.org and Little Manistee River Watershed Conservation Council, www.LMWCC.org . View an online obituary at www.westcobbfuneralhome.com .
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Services Provided By
West Cobb Funeral Home, Inc. - Marietta
2480 MacLand Rd
Marietta, GA 30064
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