Donald E. Bassler

June 4, 1951 - April 11, 2021


Donald Edwin Bassler, 69, of Curryville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning at his home. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late James Weldon “Brub” and Mary Irene (Brumbaugh) Bassler. On April 15, 1972, he married Jolene G. Smith at Curryville Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 48 years; two daughters, Donna J. (Greg) Kimmich of Bellefonte and Debbie E. Knee of Curryville; a son, Kevin D. (Janis) Bassler of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, Alyssa D. Bassler, Zachary E. Kimmich and Ethan S. Kimmich; and two brothers, James H. (Mid) Bassler of rural Martinsburg and Jerre L. Bassler of Hollidaysburg.

Don was a 1969 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, and also completed the electrician program at Thaddeus Stevens Trade School in Lancaster. He retired as a supervisor from Appleton Papers Inc., Roaring Spring, with over 40 years of service and also owned and operated Bassler Electric for many years.

He was a member of Clover Creek Church of the Brethren and Martinsburg Sportsmen’s Association, Inc. Don loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and singing, but, most of all, working and staying busy.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Clover Creek Church of the Brethren, rural Martinsburg,

and at the church from

10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, with Pastor Barbara Hammond and Pastor Duane Crumrine officiating. Interment will follow at Brumbaugh Cemetery, rural Martinsburg.

Memorial contributions in memory of Don can be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org or the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.

Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.