Paul C. Bast

Paul C. Bast

Feb 23, 1958 – Feb 22, 2017

Preceded in death by parents, William and Jeanne Bast; brother, Bill Bast.  Survived by daughters, Eileen Dunbar and Laura Bast; Susan Stratta; grandson, Brogan Dunbar; siblings: Kathy Tocco, Nancy Bretz (David), Sue Jensen (Ted), Ginna Bruning (Phil), Joe Bast (Kerry), Matt Bast (Monique), Julie Hack (Carter), Anne Brown (Caren), and Tom Bast (Jean Buick); nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 28th from 10am to 11am at the Bel Air Chapel followed by SERVICES at 11am. Memorials are suggested to Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation,



  • Karentheisen Posted February 23, 2017 10:35 am

    So very sorry for your loss

  • Julie Harmon Posted February 23, 2017 11:55 am

    Very sorry for your loss. Paul was a great guy and horseman.

  • Denny Haller Posted February 24, 2017 10:39 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the whole family. I was one of Paul’s closest friends in high school and although we embarked on very different paths, I always felt he was one of the friends in my life where you could pick up a conversation from where you last left off with ease. I know Paul must have endured very difficult times lighting this illness, but I will always hold in my heart the memories I have with Paul embracing every new experience we went through with the excitement And energy I know you all love Paul for.

    My deepest sympathies


  • Patrick Coyle Posted February 25, 2017 9:15 am

    Lots of love to Eileen, Laura, Susan, Bernie and the great Bast Family. Paul was just one of the greatest guys I have ever known. I still consider the day I was in the Aksarben Grandstands watching Paul guide GERMAN JACK across the finish line in 1st place as one of the greatest days of my life. And that has nothing to do with the win ticket I had in my back pocket. I am crushed he is gone, I am so lucky I was able to call him my friend.

  • John Salanitro Posted February 25, 2017 3:53 pm

    To all of Paul’s family and many friend know how much I share your sorrow. My memories extend to grade school, tourturing my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Bast, with incorrigible behavior, only to being welcome in the Bast home after school. Paul was a person who I honestlly believe was loved by everyone who was blessed to have him as a friend. Although I didn’t see as much of Paul after moving away decades ago he was always among the core group of guys that I so enjoyed seeing whenever I was in town. Visiting with him a couple months ago I could see how much joy he had talking about his grandson, which was what one expected. He was a great friend and will be dearly missed.

  • Dee Gray, Chad, Angie & Ryan Davidson Posted February 28, 2017 10:52 am

    Tommy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. All the words in the world cannot take the hurt away or make the hole in your heart any smaller. Please know we are all thinking of you and yours at this very difficult time. Be well dear friend.

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