Sue Golen Bastedo was born on December 19, 1933, in Gowanda and was the eighth child born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vogtli. She graduated in 1951 from Gowanda Central School, where she was a cheerleader for four years and participated in intramurals as a pitcher in softball and a forward in basketball. During her high school years, Bastedo worked for Dr. Joseph Bellanca, a dentist, and went on to the Buffalo Institute of Technology to earn a major in dental hygiene. Then she returned to Gowanda and for six years worked in the business office at Gowanda State Hospital. She later came to Jamestown and that is where her outstanding achievements in bowling and golf began.In 1993, Bastedo was an overwhelming choice in being selected to the area Jamestown Area Bowling Council's Hall of Fame. She had high average and series awards for years while participating in league play. She was a member of the Professional Women's Bowling Association plus she taught the game to others and helped further junior bowling as an instructor.
Bastedo became the first local woman to go on the pro bowling circuit in 1973 and that same year placed second in an event in Akron, Ohio. She also a member of the Buffalo team that placed fifth in the National Tournament in 1965. Additionally, she delivered a 698 on the pro circuit at Wichita, Kansas