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Christel Bashaw

November 23, 1939 — August 8, 2020

Christel Bashaw, 80 passed away at her home in Lewis on August 8, 2020, after a six year struggle with kidney cancer. She was born on 11/23/39 in Weidenthal Germany to Elisabeth (Hepp) and Franz Pfaller. Christel married Harry Bashaw, in 1962 while he was stationed in Germany with the US Army. They had two children, Edgar and Michelle. When Harry retired from the military, they returned to his hometown. Once they were permanently settled in Lewis, Christel became a US Citizen in 1981.
Christel worked for the ACAP Nutrition Program for over 30 years. She began as a driver and then worked in the kitchen preparing meals. She initially retired in 2002 but quickly returned as a site manager for the Essex and later the Elizabethtown sites. Christel loved visiting with the senior who attended the weekly dinners. She was very sad when her poor health required her to give up the position in 2015. Christel was also a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 551 of Elizabethtown. She especially liked handing out poppies before Memorial Day and preparing food for the post Four Chaplin’s Sunday service reception.
Christel was predeceased by her son Edgar Bashaw of Tampa Florida, who also succumbed to kidney cancer on 5/4/2009. She is survived by her husband Harry Bashaw, daughter Michelle Bashaw, sister Traudel Pfaller, sister and brother in law Dagmar and Larry Walther, brother and sister in laws Dorothy Montville, Edgar Bashaw, Mary Ratliff, Evelyn Dickinson, Verne and Stella Bashaw, Fred and Chris Bashaw, and Oril and Sharon Bashaw as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Christel will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit.
A graveside service will be held on Friday August 14th at 10am at the Lewis Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations to American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Burlington, High Peaks Hospice, and the American Legion Auxiliary would be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown. To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit
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