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BASTUG, Deniz F., Dr 1961-2012


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 8/20/2012 at 01:44:53

[Waterloo Courier, Thursday, August 2, 2012]

WATERLOO — Dr. Deniz F. Bastug, 51, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, July 31, at Covenant Medical Center.

He was born July 17, 1961, in New York, N.Y., son of Dr. Erol and Alice Troppe Bastug. He married Diane K. Snuffer on June 23, 1990, in South Charleston, W.Va.

After graduating from medical school at West Virginia University, he completed his general surgery residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, W.Va. Dr. Bastug completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and has a specialty certificate in pediatric plastic surgery from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D. C. He moved to Waterloo in 1998 and was currently in private practice at Renaissance Plastic Surgery.

Survived by his wife; three sons, Kameron, Karson and Kaden, all at home; two daughters, Kristen and McKenzie, both at home; his parents of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Dr. Demir (Rhonda) Bastug of Whiteville, N.C.; three nephews, Nicholas, Noah and Adam; and a niece, Kaitlyn.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, followed by cremation. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, and for an hour before services Monday at the church.


News Story, Waterloo Courier, August 1, 2012

Surgeon dies while swimming in Waterloo

WATERLOO --- Dr. Deniz Bastug, 51, of Waterloo, died after apparently losing consciousness while swimming Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

Bastug, a plastic surgeon, practiced at local hospitals.

Bastug was swimming laps about 4:40 p.m. at Sunnyside Country Club, 1600 Olympic Drive, when a lifeguard noticed he appeared in distress, according to Battalion Chief Michael Moore with Waterloo Fire Rescue. Bastug was hanging onto the pool's side, looked fatigued and then slipped under water.

The lifeguard pulled Bastug out of the water and bystanders began performing CPR. Paramedics took him to Covenant Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.


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