Florence Alice “Snookie” Bast, 73, a resident of Heritage Harbor, Annapolis, and a longtime resident of Shady Side, passed away August 28, 2013. She was born May 24, 1940 in Baltimore, MD to Adam Vernon and Vivian (Miles) Schaffner. Snookie was raised in Baltimore until moving to Shady Side at age 16. She married Robert Bast on March 11, 1957 at Centenary U.M. Church in Shady Side. Snookie was very active for twenty three years with the Shady Side Rescue Squad, where she served as President. She was also involved in various community events in Shady Side. She loved to write “Letters to the Editor”, enjoyed antique bottles, and was president of her Bottle Club.
Snookie is survived by daughters Evelyn J. Bast Miller and husband Roland, Jr. of Shady Side and Bobbie Jo McAllister and husband Hutch of St. Leonard. Also surviving are grandchildren Caren Bevins, Jeannette Moreland, Terry and Casey McAllister and Boh Hutchins; nine great-grandchildren; her former husband Robert Bast of Mayo and many brothers and sisters.