October 13, 1926 - May 26, 2021
Donald J. Bastone, a thirty year resident of Ocala, FL died peacefully on May 26, 2021. He was 94 years old. Donald is survived by his wife, Dolores; his four daughters, Denise (late husband Thomas) Wisnieski, Doreen (Sebastian) Neglia, Deb (Scott) Norton and Diane (Mat) Marucci; his 7 beloved grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons.
Donald was born in the Bronx, NY and was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving during World War II. A former resident of Smithtown and Coram, he owned and operated Don’s Transmissions in the Huntington area for many years. In his later years, Donald and Dolores retired to Ocala, FL where they enjoyed their new home, warm temperatures, and weekly bridge games.
Donald had a life long love of music and enjoyed playing the piano and listening to Dixieland. He cherished going out to lunch with family and friends, and had a love for "watching the horses run around" as he liked to say. Time with family was especially precious. Donald's generosity, giving heart, quick wit, and easy-going personality endeared him to everyone he met in life. He will be deeply missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Donald’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue/16th Floor, New York, NY 10001 or Wounded Warrior Project, Donor Care Center, PO Box 758541, Topeka, Kansas 66675
Memorial Visitation: Thursday, July 8th 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at our West Sayville location 245 Montauk Hwy West Sayville.
Funeral Mass: Friday, July 9th 10:00 am at St. Lawrence RC Church, Sayville
Interment to follow: at Calverton National Cemetery
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