Dad’s Obituary & Service

My Dad close-up, wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt printed with WWII airplanes and hibiscus flowers.
Peter Paul Bas III
October 8, 1945 – May 20, 2020
Peter Paul Bas, III, 74, died at home in Houston May 20, 2020 after a valiant struggle with cancer. Born in Beeville, Texas October 8, 1945, Pete was a professional musician, a teacher, & a Navy veteran. 
Known for his kindness, especially by those who worked with and for him. He loved kids, his own, and their many friends whom he welcomed into his home and heart. He also loved animals, most recently beagle Gabi and cats Greebo & Smokey. 
Predeceased by his parents, Hector Fredrick Bas and Leona Margaret (Ploch) Bas, and his sister Olivia Carol Bas. Survived by wife of 52 years, Sheila; daughter Keri; son Peter and wife Hillary; sister Regina Stephenson and husband Gary Abrahamzon; and a large extended family. 
Services will be held at the National Cemetery in Houston, on a date to be determined.
Donations in Pete’s name can be made to LOTS, or the Beagle Freedom Project,
Rock on!

We were able to hold services for Dad at the Houston National Cemetery on June 16, 2020. Social distancing and masks were required, of course, and the turnout was larger than I expected, given the many family and friends who had health concerns through the pandemic. The local VFW Post did a short ceremony including the 21-gun salute and Taps by their bugler. It was a beautiful day.

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