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BASTIN, Clinton Clinton Bastin 86, of Decatur, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014. Clinton was born June 4, 1927, in Lancaster, Kentucky, son of Clinton Bowen and Adelaide Klingman Bastin. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during and immediately after World War II, he earned a degree in chemical engineering at Georgia Tech in 1950. He worked for the Atomic Energy Commission at the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina and then the U.S. Department of Energy in Germantown, Maryland. His 41.5-year federal career included serving as manager for nuclear programs and nuclear waste disposal, U.S. coordinator for collaborative nuclear research and technology exchange, and lead on various nonproliferation initiatives with other nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He also was active in the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), serving as local president for several years. Clinton was a passionate advocate of energy conservation and nuclear peace. After retiring, he continued to speak and write, promoting the peaceful use of nuclear power. He especially was pleased to deliver the keynote address at the 1996 international conference on nuclear safety in Moscow to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. Clinton enjoyed learning about new cultures during his work travels. He loved many different kinds of music and with wife Barbara regularly attended the Atlanta Opera and Ballet. He always maintained a home vegetable garden, sharing his wonderful tomatoes through the neighborhood. He also was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and especially his beloved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to your favorite charity. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, children Clint Bastin (Dawn) of Novato, CA; Nancy Perry (David) of Yorktown, VA; Anna McKee (Paul) of Seattle, WA; and Herb Bastin (Lisa) of Decatur, GA; grandchildren Matthew Perry; Kate, Jane, and Emma Bastin; brothers Al and Ken; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 1, with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of A. S. Turner Funeral Home, 2773 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, Georgia.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 31, 2014.
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January 25, 2019
Clint, all your former colleagues and friends here in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Atlanta Regional Office send you our sympathy and love.
Janet Rankin
February 19, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
irene rev.21:4
February 13, 2014
May Mr. Bastin's dream of a better world, where all energy is used for peaceful purposes, soon come true.
And may God's peace and everlasting strength be with his family and friends.
Micah 4:3,4 and Psalm 121
February 13, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Bastin family and friends. It is terrible to loose a loved one to death. May you draw close to the God of all comfort Ps 145:18.
S. Scott
February 12, 2014
My sincere condolences to the entire Bastin family in the passing of Clinton (Buddy). We lived next door to him and his family on Whitefoord Ave. in Atlanta in 1934. Lost contact over the years. May God comfort your hearts at this difficult time.
Ray Tanner
February 7, 2014
I am very sorry to hear about your fathers passing. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Take care and God bless.
Chuck Eberle
February 6, 2014
Never may we allow this world to close in on us and we forget those dear to us, Especially those that we no longer see daily. Remember Clinton and what he bought to you personally and look to the future "life without end atlast"
February 5, 2014
May the GOD who comforts all comfort you in your time of pain and grief. (2Corinth.1:3&4) I ASAM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
February 5, 2014
Please find comfort in Gods' inspired word the Bible during your time of grief and sorrow (2 Timothy 3:16). With deepest sympathy to you, your family and friends.
January 31, 2014
may God comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow Psalms chapter 34 vs 18
January 31, 2014
I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who is 'comforting those mourning, and binding the brokenhearted' sustain you during this most difficult time. (Isaiah 61:1, 2).
January 31, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
E Brewer
January 31, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 31, 2014
Clint, you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Bryan Droste
January 31, 2014
Clint, all of us in the BLS Regional Office in Atlanta are thinking about you and your family. We send our deepest condolences.
Janet Rankin
January 31, 2014
Dear Bastin family:I am so sorry for your loss.May you find comfort in our loving Creator who is there for us in our time of distress.(Psalms 46:1) JM
January 31, 2014
Dear Bastin family I am sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort by drawing close to God during this difficult time. James 4:8
January 31, 2014
Sorry for your loss may the god of comfort be with you and your family.
January 31, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
P Sharpe ( isaiah 12:2 )
January 31, 2014
With deepest sympathy to the Bastin family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 9:9).
January 30, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one in death. Even Jesus Christ was saddened when his beloved friend Lazarus died. Please look to God for comfort. He cares for you.
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