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Vivian “Peggy” Bashian

Vivian “Peggy” Bashian (nee Dunbar), age 88, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2019.  She was born and raised in Lehighton, Pennsylvania and attended Zion United Church of Christ.  She graduated from Lehighton High School in 1949 and from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1953.  Peggy worked as an RN for many years and was a wonderful, dedicated nurse who loved caring for her patients.  While in nursing school, she met and later married Dr. John Bashian at Grace United Church of Christ in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  They eventually settled in Mentor, Ohio where she worked in his private practice.  She was a stay-at-home mom for many years.  Peggy later returned to her nursing career and also cared for her mother.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and enjoyed being involved in their activities.  She volunteered at the Lake County Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, Mentor Public Schools, Meals on Wheels, and Hope Ridge United Methodist Church.  She loved to cook and entertain.  Peggy had a sweet smile, reflecting her joyful spirit and friendly personality.  She was a selfless giver to others, even in her final years.  She was a beloved friend, had a good sense of humor, and was full of goodness and kindness.  Peggy will be forever loved by her children and grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Bashian; parents, Justin and Helen Dunbar; sister, Justine Leh.  Peggy is survived by son, John Bashian of Cleveland, OH; daughters, Carol (Tim) Cole of Columbus, OH and Deborah Bashian of Cleveland, OH; grandson, Ryan Cole of Columbus, OH and granddaughter, Lauren (Rusty) Lewis of Columbus, OH.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235.  A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Grace Powell Church, 7600 Liberty Road North, Powell, OH 43065. The visitation will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 P.M., with the memorial service beginning at 6:30 P.M.  Please visit to leave the family an online condolence. 

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  • Becky says:

    Sending my deepest condolences
    Love you Deb…. I’m hear for you and thinking of you and your family

  • Ellen Nicola says:

    May you be comforted in your loss by your faith and happy memories of your mother.

  • Susie Asadorian says:

    We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Thinking of you all.
    Kevan and Susie Asadorian

  • Karen Ward says:

    Thinking of you all Deb, I loved Peg, her and I had so many laughs while I did her hair many times. She always gave me coupons and I would bring her some. We sat and talked about so many things. She lived a wonderful and long and memorable life. She mostly talked about her children and grandchildren, and Mr. Bashian. I’m know she’s in heaven caring for him again.
    Love you

  • Susan Rezai says:

    Glad we were able to join you last night. It was a beautiful testament to her life. I know she would have been proud of all of you. Love and hugs ~ Your Other Family, The Rezai’s

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