VICTOR JOSEPH BASTA, SR., of Bel Air, died July 1, 2004 at his home he was 79 years old. Born December 18, 1924, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Basta. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Christine M. Basta (nee Zavadil) and four children Donna Marie Gaines and husband Glen, Victor J. Basta, Jr. and wife Charlita, Christine M. Johnson and husband Michael and Henry Basta, Sr. and wife Kimberly as well as five grandchildren Joseph Basta, Daniel Basta, Glenn Gaines, Henry Basta, Jr. and Brooke Basta in addition to his family he is survived by his brothers Frank, Mike and John Basta. He was predeceased by a grandchild Chelsea Marie Johnson and sisters Elizabeth Peirce, Bertha Gladfelter, Anna Basta and brothers Tony and Tommy Basta and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. Macphail Rd ( at Rt. 24) on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. and Sunday from 12 to 2 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 9 A.M. at St. Ignatius Church, Hickory. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8501 La Salle Rd., Towson, MD 21286.