Pause One True Love by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“RIP my good friend. You were s good neighbor. Evie ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Evie Hastingd - Fountain Hills, AZ

“Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word, and find comfort in the hope he gives us all : of seeing our...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Tim, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Fred Taylor - Fort Wayne, IN

“Mrs. Candace Cress and The Rev. Dr. James C. Cress, and Thomas G. Bastress Family:Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one,...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: WILLIAM C. AND DONNA J. PHILLIPS - IN

“Sorry to hear about Mr. Bastress' passing. He was always special to our family and specially to my father. They were great friends. I am sure they...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Greg Sult, Jr. - Fort Wayne, IN

“Tim, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We remember the day on Clear Lake when he and Rita took a ride in their small boat and how they enjoyed...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jim & Joyce Bochenek - Lima, OH

“Tom was a wonderful friend and we had some good laughs together at halls over the years I will miss him very much, he is with the angles now and free...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Carbaugh - Fort Wayne, IN

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Mary and Joseph DeVille - IN

“I send my condolences to Candy, Tim, Tom, Todd and Cindy and to their families. I remember how your dad was athletic and fast with football in hand.....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Greg Pressley - Fort Wayne, IN

“Tom and Tim, I was sorry to hear of your father's passing. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lori Dove - Fort Wayne, IN

“My most heartfelt condolences to the family, so sorry for your loss. From a retired NAPA DC employee. Vince Trischler ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Vincent Trischler - Fort Wayne

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Tom's passing, no one is ever fully prepared for such a time. My memories are abundant and stories are a relentless....Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Cynthia (Cindra) Kay Bastress - IN

“We have lost the last of three great siblings. Bob, Jean and Tom. They were always very close and best friends. All together again. Uncle Tom was a...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Hershberger - Fort Wayne, IN


Thomas G. Bastress, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by family and loved ones in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas owned and operated Automotive and Industrial Supply for 63 years, operating as NAPA Autoparts. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, North Side Alumni Association, Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne Aviation Historical Society, Purdue Alumni Association, and American Bonanza Society. His passion was flying and he enjoyed going to Clear Lake. Surviving are his wife, Rita Bastress of Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Tim (JoAnn Reed) Bastress, Thomas G. (Marty Marracino) Bastress, and Todd J. (Cindy Lane) Bastress all of Fort Wayne; daughters, Candace (Rev. Dr. James) Cress and Cynthia (Frank Raimondo) Clark both of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; step-son, John (Diane) Glass of Fort Wayne; step-daughters, Ellen (Al) Brunson of Fairborn, OH, Cathy (Dave) Glass-Tomlinson, Carolyn (Mike) Fraizer, Maureen Crockett all of Fort Wayne, and Ann (Steve) Long of Corunna, IN; 14 step-grandchildren; 9 step great-grandchildren; and 2 great- great step grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by first wife, Helen "Hecky" M. Bastress; father, Robert C. Bastress; mother, Mildred V. Bastress; brother, Robert L. Bastress; and sister, Jean Wagstaff. Service is 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 West Washington Street with Rev. Dr. Kathleen Haller officiating with an hour of calling prior to the service.. Calling at - D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Friday, June 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Trinity English Lutheran Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.