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April 10, 1963 - January 27, 2021
Wayne “Bernard” Bastian, 57, a guest at AristaCare at Meadow Springs, and formerly of Scranton, died Wednesday at Einstein Medical Center, Norristown. His wife of 13 years is the former Paulette D. Douglas, Scranton.
Born April 10, 1963 in Bronx, NY, son of the late Robert I. and Jean Bartley Bastian, Wayne was educated in Adlai E. Stevenson High School and met his high school sweetheart 38 years ago at Soundview Presbyterian Church in Bronx on March 30th, “Trash Day”. They have been in love and together ever since. Wayne had been a truck driver for over 17 years with Ryder Integrated Logistics prior to his accident in April of 2007 which left him disabled.
A proud member of the Dusk 2 Dawn Motorcycle Club, he was Known as “Big Man”. But to the love of his life, he was affectionately known as “Petunias”. His family was his life. Wayne was loving, strong-willed, and stubborn. Nothing could keep him down. When he got knocked down, he always fought his way back and never gave up. Now at peace, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is also survived by two sons, Joshua Bastian and wife Jianah and Nicholas Bastian, all of Scranton; three grandchildren, Jaylani, Jayce, and Journi; a sister, Marlene Felicien and husband John of St. Croix; brothers, Gregory Bastian and wife Annie of Bronx, NY, Robert Bastian and wife Darlene of Georgia, Michael Bastian of Bronx, NY, Steven Bastian and wife Denique of Bronx, NY; 2 sisters-in-law, Denise Bastian of Scranton, and Penny Clemmons, and husband, Anthony, FL; Aunt Jeanette, Uncle Daryl and Uncle Kenneth; and several nieces and nephews. A brother, David Bastian, also preceded him in death.
A Going Home service will be held on Saturday, February 6th at 2 PM in the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 N. Main Avenue, Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Anthony Clemmons.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects from noon unil the time of the service Saturday in the funeral home.