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Lynne A. (Bowman) Basista

March 27, 1943 ~ April 20, 2018 (age 75)

Lynne A. (Bowman) Basista, 75, of Kittanning, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her home.

She was born on March 27, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was the daughter of Lawrence and Margaret Bowman.

She grew up in Oakmont, Pa., and attended Oakmont High School, Class of 1961.

She graduated from Clarion College of Pennsylvania, Class of 1975 with a degree in Library Science.

Lynne was a librarian for Kittanning Senior High School and retired in 2004.

She enjoyed gardening, reading, knitting, crossword puzzles, bridge and country music.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Margaret Bowman; her sister, Jean Donatelli; her daughter Virginia (Wagner) Bojalad; and infant son, Lawrence L. Wagner.

She is survived by her sister, Bea Oliver of Oakmont, Pa.; daughter, Bonnie L. Wagner of Yorktown, VA; son, Michael Basista (Sheila) of Hampton, Pa.; beloved granddaughter Natalia; sonin law Gary Bojalad, of Dubois, Pa.; and several nephews and nieces.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday April 24, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 South McKean St., Kittanning, Pa 16201. Additional viewing will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lynne’s name to Orphans of the Storm in Kittanning.


Donations may be made to:

Orphans of the Storm
PO Box 838, Kittanning PA 16201
Tel: 1-724-548-4520


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