Andrea June Bastunas

Apr 24, 1946 - Mar 31, 2021

Obituary

On March 31, 2021, Andrea June Bastunas passed away peacefully at home in Sacramento, California at the age of 74.  Preceded in death by her parents; Andrew J. Bastunas and June C. Ford. She leaves behind her loving partner, Sandy Carli of 32 years; her brother, Peter (Gail) Bastunas, Nephews Brandon (Stephanie) Bastunas, Tyson (Michelle) Bastunas, one great nephew, Dylan Bastunas, and three great-nieces Mia, Marissa, and Nora Bastunas.  Also survived by cousins Marie Harlan, Nick (Marilyn) Bastunas, Sondra (Jim) Apps, Warene (Jack) Strick, Diane (Rich) Daniels, Danielle (Jack) Brown, and Jim (Barbara) Ford.

Everyone called her Andi, Buna B, or Auntie.  She also had nicknames for most of her friends; the “Mosho’s” for Ed and Rich, “Sister” for Linda Erb, “Budders” for Bud Taylor, and “Mama Ro” for Rosemary Pane.  She graduated from Hiram Johnson High School in 1964 and began a career with the Department of Human Assistance first in the Typing Pool, then promoted to

Eligibility Worker, then Eligibility Supervisor and retired as a Quality Control Supervisor with 40 years of service. 

She loved Disneyland and her family went the year it opened, followed by numerous trips to Disneyland over the years.  She began traveling the world in 1978 with friends and eventually fell in love with cruising. She met numerous life long friends and lately was often the 3rd most travelled passenger on Princess Cruises.

She was an outstanding cook; fresh peach cobbler being one of her specialties.  She will be missed by many life-long friends as well as her sea son, Douw Steyl from South Africa whom she met on a cruise in 2008 and have remained friends ever since. 

A Memorial Service and Reception will be held on May 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at East Lawn Mortuary at 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, 95819.  It will be a celebration of a life well lived.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in

remembrance of Andi.

Guestbook

  • Ce-Ann McNamar says:

    Thoughts of a special person who will be missed by many. Fair sailing on your final trip Andi.

  • Diane Cisentini says:

    Andy was one of our cruise buddy’s she will be missed ! She’s cruising the heavens with Bud and Ro ! A fond fair well to a sweet friend.

  • Marilyn Wacholtz says:

    Her circle of friends is large because of her large affectionate heart. Andi will be remembered for her talents in cooking great meals and being surrounded by everyone she loved and was loved by so many. Sandy took very good care of her and I am sure Andi appreciated her love and devotion. Rest In Peace Andi.

  • Sandy Sloan says:

    Rest In Peace Andi. Your great smile will be missed.

  • Bob Morrison says:

    Loved that continuous smile on her face. So many great times with her and her followers, will miss her especially at our dinner group outings.

  • Joe Farrelly says:

    Oh Sandy, I am so sorry. here are no words.

  • Isaac Nash says:

    Awe Andi..I remember how we use to collaborate, in order to make Gladys Duncan’s life miserable (she was our boss)..Andi was about 18 or 19…just beginning her career..Yes, knew her for long time.

  • Vicki Smith says:

    I met Andi when we worked at “S” Street and we became good friends along with Nancy David/Ginsburg and MaryJohnson/ Bramley. The four of us went on our first cruise ever to Hawaii in 1966. I will forever remember Andi’s infectious laugh. Vicki Shaffer/Smith

  • Julie and David Swift says:

    We had the pleasure of meeting Andi on a Princess cruise to Hawaii in 2016. Our good friends Ed & Rich introduced Andi & Sandy to us. We have very fond memories of Andi, she was so welcoming, kind & friendly. Andi will always have a special place in our hearts. Rest In Peace Andi

  • Bevie K says:

    Oh, the good times we had in our high school years. Andi was a trusted and longtime friend. May you rest in eternal peace. My most sincere condolences to Sandy and the entire Bastunas family.

  • Maggie Holler says:

    Oh how many fond memories of you, sweet Andi, both on land and at sea. You are missed by so many whose lives you enriched. My deepest sympathies to Sandy and all your family.

  • Edward & Richard says:

    Thank You Buna B for forty (40) years of a beautiful friendship, and being a part of so many wonderful memories.
    We are thankful you brought Sandy in our lives.
    Rest In Peace Dear Andi…
    The Mosho’s (Ed & Rich)

  • Rose-Marie & Bob Zwieg says:

    Will miss your smile, thankful for all the wonderful memories of our get togethers. Deepest Sympathies Sandy, Peter and family.

  • Vicki Ibarra says:

    I will remember the kind words we shared, and that beautiful smile. Rest in peace Andi. Sandy, I am so very sorry for your profound loss. I will be out of town and will miss the service, but will keep you in my thoughts.

  • Rhonda Noller says:

    We first met when I was fresh out of WE training and she was. my supervisor.(Sandy was my Program Manager) Andi helped steer.my feet in a direction that led to a long and satisfying career. I give my console and sympathy to Sandy and family. Andi was bright, warm and caring. Test in peace.

  • Christine Jordan says:

    We had some adventures in and out of work. We had many laughs together. Such a joy and you are missed.

  • Darren & Stan Sax-Woolsey says:

    We first meet Andi on the high seas and loved our times together. We stayed connected on FB and followed each other’s worldwide cruising adventures over the years.

    You’ll be sadly missed and we send our love to Sandy😘

    “May you have fair winds and following seas” 🚢 on your new journey 🙏🏽

  • Laurie Carriker says:

    Andi you always had such a beautiful and welcoming smile! I really enjoyed working with you. You will be missed.

  • Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis says:

    We loved cruising with you. Sandy we are so sorry for your losssssss. Please know that we grieve with you.

  • Nevin & Lana Nyswonger says:

    Sandy – Sorry fore your los.s
    We remember the meal Andi cooked for the girls reunion.
    Amazing Cook!
    She will be missed.
    Nevin & Lana

  • Lillian Glantz says:

    Sandy, it’s with sadness that I read about Andi’s passing. I only had the opportunity of meeting and talking with Andi once, and liked her immediately. Her life seemed to be one well lived and enjoyed. My condolences and prayers that you find comfort in the fond memories you shared.
    Lillian Glantz

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