Walter Bastinelli, Sr.
Walter Bastinelli, Sr., 87, of Bethlehem, loving husband, father, grandfather, and Nanu, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in his home. Walter was born in Martins Creek, PA, a son of the late Aleandro and Diadata (Pulastrella) Bastinelli. Walter and his wife, the former Mary Azzalina, celebrated 67 years of marriage last August 4. He was a dedicated manager and leader for A & H Sportswear Co., headquartered in Pen Argyl for 50 years before retiring in 2006. He was a 1st Class Seaman in the US Navy
during World War II
, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres.
Walter was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, and an affiliate of the Angelic Sisters of St. Paul. Survivors:
In addition to his wife, Walter is survived by his sons, Walter Bastinelli Jr. and wife, Laura, of Nazareth, A. Richard Bastinelli and wife, Cheryl, of Lutherville, MD, David Bastinelli and wife, Verna, of Bethlehem; daughters, Linda Smartschan and husband, Glenn, of Pittsburgh, Rosemary Rinker and husband, Thomas, of Bethlehem Twp.; a sister, Clara Osmundson of Cinnaminson, NJ; grandchildren, Brian, Bethany, Erin, Lauren, Adrienne, Ashley, Alyson, Aaron, Alexandra, Nicole, Shannyn; and great-grandchildren, Creelyn, Kyler, Natalie, Luca, and Olivia. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Vangeli, Rachael Ripley, Modesta Sodas; brothers, Alfred, Fiore, and Valentino Bastinelli. Services:
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and also Monday from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. in Morello Funeral Home, Inc., 3720 Nicholas Street, Easton, PA (Palmer Twp) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 9th and Lehigh Streets, Easton, PA. Interment will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Twp. Online condolences may be offered at www.morellofuneralhome.com
Contributions in Walters memory may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 900 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042, Heartland Hospice Services, Allentown, 881 Marcon Blvd. #3700, Allentown, PA 18019, or to the
, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.