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Michael William “Mike” Bashkow

June 17, 1993 - November 24, 2019

          Michael William “Mike” Bashkow, age 26, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

          Born in Newark, DE on June 17, 1993, he was a son of Jack and Karen Ann (Petusky) Bashkow.  Mike graduated from Newark High School and most recently worked for Gibellino Construction Company.

          Mike always had a winning personality and a kind heart. Those who met Mike loved him.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile. He was always there to lend a hand to those who needed him. He held a special place in the hearts of family and friends. Mike was an avid Philadelphia sports fan. This past summer he took great pride in vegetable and flower gardening and woodworking.  Mike touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed.

          He is survived by his parents, Jack and Karen; brothers, Ben and Brian ; uncle, Ronald Bashkow; uncle and aunt, Edward Petusky (Susan); aunt and uncle, Linda Brezina (Mark); and several cousins and many dear friends.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am. Luncheon in church hall following Mass. Interment will be held at 2:30 pm on Monday, December 2, 2019 in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to atTAcK addiction, P.O. Box 36, Bear, DE 19701.

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19 Guestbook messages for Michael William “Mike” Bashkow

  • I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

  • Dear Bashkow family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Mike from middle school and I just happened to stumble across this on the NewsJournal. I am so sorry.Losing a loved one is so hard especially at such a young age. I will keep tour family in my prayers and may the hope at Rev 21:4 help you in this difficult time. “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away“.

  • Karen…Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great kid.

    Sincerely, Pamela & Joe

  • Karen, to you and your family, I offer my sincere condolences. As you know, I can feel your pain in losing a child. Please know I am always available if you want to talk. I still attend The Compassionate Friends support group for parents, siblings and grandparents that have lost a child.

  • Karen…I have no words. I just came across Mike’s obituary at work and I am so sad for you and your family. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family and Michael. No one ever knows the pain another person is going through.
    Love, Maggie

  • Karen and family ,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your awesome son. Even though we didn’t see him often in the latter years, when we did he would always take the time to speak and ask about our family. He had a smile that Is unforgettable. Please hold on to all the wonderful memories to help you during this difficult time

  • Mike was a very intelligent and funny guy. One of my favorite little league teammates growing up. May he rest peacefully

  • Karen and family,
    I remember Mike so fondly from preschool to middle school days. What a wonderful boy and young man. I imagine these must be impossibly hard days to stumble through. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
    Warmest,
    Mary

  • I was heartbroken to see this. I considered Mike as one of my best friends during middle and high school. I could always count on him to make me laugh when I was having a bad day. I’m so sorry we lost touch after high school, but I’ll always remember the Phillies games we went to and of course the parade when they won the world series. Prayers and love to your family.

  • I just watched the video and my heart swelled with love for Mike and you. He was an adorable little boy and a wonderful man. May he rest with the Lord In Peace. ❤️🤗😢

  • Karen, Jack and Brian,

    We are so sorry and stunned to hear of Mike’s passing. Know that you are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Please also know that we are here for you for whatever you may need. Mike was such an awesome young man!

    With much love,
    Kevin, Karen and Family

  • To the Bashkow family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was an exceptional person. You are all in my prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

  • I have always looked forward to seeing Mike, with his sense of humor and the twinkle in his eye, every year at Ben’s Powerlifting competition. He will be missed. My heartfelt sympathy to the Bashkow family during this very difficult time.

  • Karen,
    Our most sincere condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss. I just found out a few minutes ago. Words cannot express how terrible we feel. You have our love & respect.
    Mike, Jane, Vince, Molly & Tony.

  • Dear Jack, Karen and family,
    Very sorry to hear about the loss of Michael. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike would always keep me company when I worked in the church office years ago and we would talk about life and all sorts of things.
    May he be at peace. Thinking of your family and sending prayers.

    Allison and Jesse Wakeman

  • Dear Bashkow family,

    We will miss Mike greatly although we only knew him for a short time. He was always warm, friendly and energetic toward his work and to all of his co-workers. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult and sad time.

    Sincerely,
    Ownership and all of the employees at Gibellino Construction, Co.

  • Karen and family. I just heard about Mike’s passing. I remember teaching him 5th grade religious ed..always had a beautiful smile and so outgoing. So very sorry for your loss. Peace, Doris Hageman

  • Karen, I dropped to my knees today,
    When I heard Mike had died. I am so sorry for the loss you and your family are going through. Micheal had a way of making me feel happier just by him being around. I nicknamed him “pop pop” because his presence was calming, he was considerate
    And caring His smile was spectacular! We are holding your family in our thoughts and prayers. May GODS mercy be generous.