In Memory

Donald Bash


Donald E. Bash


Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:00 am

Donald E. Bash, 77, of Bash Lane, Portersville (Perry Twp.), died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Although Don was in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born February 11, 1935 in Turtle Creek, PA, he was the son of the late Eugene and Bess Henderson Bash. He was married for 45 years to Carol Suders Bash, who survives.

Don was the owner operator of D&C Trucking Co. in Portersville for over 40 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City.

In addition to his wife, Carol, survivors include two daughters, Debbie Welch of Wampum, and Diane (Eric) Belcoski of New Castle; two sons, Joel Bash of Ellwood City, and Bryon (Juanita) Bash of Portersville; adopted son, Randy Wallace of Portersville; sister, Lois (Frank) Tangora of Ellwood City; brother, Robert (Eileen) Bash of Baden; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Jaramy, and Jennifer Welch, Shane Thompson, Christopher Chambers, and Christina Bates, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Lloyd, in 2004.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, Rev. James Cannistraci, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

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