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Charles Homer Bast 1914 - 2013

Charles Homer Bast

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Friday, May 24, 2013
He was mmy mentor, role model, and a second father. He inspired me from the moment I stepped on the Roanoke campus until now. I am a better man because of him. May God's perpetual light shine on Coach. +
Friday, May 24, 2013
He is home now... Remembering a great man, an advisor, a mentor to all and me
Friday, May 24, 2013
COACH BAST'S DEATH IS A MOST DEVESTATING LOSS FOR MYSELF AND AM CERTAIN LOTS OF OTHERS WHO ADRMIRED HIM FOR THE GREAT PERSON HE WAS. DURING MY TIME AT THE COLLEGE HE WAS MY HISTORY PROFESSOR AND COACH IN TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING HE WAS A MENTOR FOR ME AND FILLED A NEED OF DESPERATION FOR A FATHER SINCE MY OWN HAD DIED BEFORE I EVEN KNEW HIM. COACH BAST WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST HUMAN BEINGS IT HAS BEEN MY PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOWN AND THE WORLD WAS FORTUNATE FOR HIS EXISTENCE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND THOUGHTS FOR ALL HIS FAMILY.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
So so sorry to hear bout Mr Bast I was a caregiver whom cared for him an Mrs Bast I fell head over hills with the two an family it broke my heart that Mrs Bast pass an left Homer alone..he was a strong man and lived a wonderful life until God called him home.. ur truly missed by plenty an loved by many...my condolences to ur lovely family... Rip Homer Bast
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