E. Kenneth Bast
May 9, 1939 - April 9, 2023

E. Kenneth “Ken” Bast, 83 of Mansville, New York and a “snowbird” of Zephyrhills for over 30 years, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2023 in Zephyrhills, Florida. Ken was born in Watson, New York and was a Dairy Farmer for the majority of his life and also a carpenter. He played Monday Night Poker and Thursday Night Cards at Bakers Acres, he was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Florence “Flo” Bast; his sons, Ken, Jr. and his wife, Dawn, Joseph E. Bast; 3 brothers, Robert, Lawson, and Durwood and his wife, Lois Bast. Also surviving are his sisters, Janie Stoffer and Marjorie and her husband, Warren Wiedner; grandchildren, Kirk Bast, Lisa Bast-Lagos, Joseph C. Bast and great-grandchildren, Scott Lagos, Gabe Bast, Benjamin Lagos, Nora Bast and Evelyn Lagos.

He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Bast Widrick.

A celebration of life will be held on April 28, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Adams American Legion, Adams NY.


  • Helene Blount Posted April 21, 2023 6:20 am

    So very sorry for your loss.

  • paul n fiegl Posted April 21, 2023 6:46 am

    Dear Flo and family
    My deepest sympathies. God Bless. Paul n Fiegl

  • Kelley and Randy Zimmerman Posted April 21, 2023 2:07 pm

    We enjoyed seeing Ken at Cold Springs Golf Course every week 🙏

  • Rick & Janis Unbehaun Posted April 27, 2023 10:26 am

    Florence, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Some memories of both of you as we visited mother, Betty and also seeing you at Sugar Shack. Life has changed but hopefully you’ll return to Zephyrhills later this year. Hold onto the special memories.

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