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THOMAS G. BASTRESS, 91, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, surrounded by family and loved ones in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., he was a son of the late Robert C. Bastress and Mildred V. Bastress. 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, Ind.; 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, Ohio, Cathy (Dave) Glass-Tomlinson, Carolyn (Mike) Fraizer, Maureen Crockett, all of Fort Wayne, and Ann (Steve) Long of Corunna, Ind.; 14 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; andtwo great-great-step-grandchildren. Thomas was also preceded in death by first wife, Helen "Hecky" M. Bastress; brother, Robert L. Bastress; and sister, Jean Wagstaff. Service is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 West Washington Street, with an hour of calling prior to the service. Rev. Dr. Kathleen Haller officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road. Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorials may be made to Trinity English Lutheran Church. To sign the online guestbook visit

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