Edison Bastinck


Edison Bastinck, a long time Fair Lawn resident, passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 13, 2020. Born in Hoboken on February 16, 1932, he was raised in Jersey City and attended Dickinson High School where he met his High School sweetheart Anna Manzo. They recently celebrated 66 years of marriage during which they had three children, Debbie, Mark and Derek.

Edison served in the U.S. Army in the Radio Corp. during the Korean War. He returned to N.J. to work as a printer at the Elmer Times, Fair Lawn News, and later for Clarkwood Services in Totowa, retiring after 30 years.

Although a printer by trade, Ed was able to fix and build almost anything with amazing carpentry and mechanical skills and excelled at all he tackled. He loved to spin a tale that often ended in a punch-line. His love of photography extended to filming every family event and sporting activity which has left a history of cherished memories. Ed was an active member of St. Anne’s Church working on the Spire and helping out at senior meetings. He was known for his generosity, kindness and sense of humor.

He is survived by his loving wife Anna, brother James and wife Adele, daughter Deborah Buono and husband Richard, son Mark and wife Karen Bastinck and son Derek and wife Wendy Bastinck. Also, six grandchildren, Lauren, Holli, Lindsay, Heather, Derek John and Stefania. He was predeceased by his sister Thea Zablock and brother in law Hank.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, vpfairlawn.com.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 15, 2020, 10:30 am at St. Anne Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edison to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, giving.mskcc.org would be appreciated.

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We would like to offer condolences to all the Bastinck family. We are neighbors of Jim and Adele, whom we love very much.
John Bessler
Dear Anna, Debbie, Derek, Mark, Spouses and Grandchildren, I'm so thankful to have known Eddy, all my life! No one had a fuller, happier, more productive, or more meaningful life than he did. You were all so lucky to have had him, as he was to have had you, high school sweetheart and all the rest! At this time I'm reminded of what a good friend he also was to my parents. May you be so comforted by your priceless memories with him. Love and Prayers, Jeani
jean sogorka
Anna & Family: So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We had many good years working at Clarkwood and also Carolyn and I enjoyed socializing with you both from time to time. Today is Carolyn's 5th anniversary in heaven and at this precious time we can reflect on all the happy and great times we are so blessed to have had. Prayers to you and your family. Edison was a very kind and one of the truely "Nice Guys".......Ed Curtis
Ed Curtis
Edison is home with The Lord who he loved and served at St. Anne church. The church family at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn holds Derek and Wendy and Derek, Jr., Heather and Holli and the entire Bastinck family in prayer. May The Lord bless them with the assurance that Edison has eternal life through Christ.
Dick and Beverly Engelhardt
Dear Anna, Deb and Rich, and all the family- we are so very sorry for the loss of Ed. We enjoyed seeing you all so much in February at Lauren's bridal shower. Regretfully, we cannot be with you this week, but we are with you in spirit during this difficult time, and we pray for his soul and all your family to find strength. Sending all our love to you.
Eric Jaeger
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