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Ronald Francis Basara, Sr.

August 6, 1945 - July 17, 2018


Ronald Francis Basara, Sr., age 72, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on August 6, 1945, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Dudziec) Basara Jedrick. Ron was a graduate of St. Hedwig’s Catholic School, Salesianum High School and the University of Delaware. He was a lifelong employee of the Bank of Delaware, subsequently PNC Bank. Ron was a retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Army Reserve, and a member of MOAA – Military Officer’s Association of America.

Ron was known for his sense of humor, love of sports, horse racing, the outdoors, all things University of Delaware and his family.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Pamela P. (Walsh) Basara; children, Ronald F. Basara, Jr. (Eve) of Belleair, FL, Melinda L. Lutton (Jon) of Catonsville, MD and Daniel S. Basara (Melinda) of Aberdeen, MD; 6 grandchildren; and sisters, Patricia Leary (Brian) and Dorothy Ciszkowski, both of Wilmington.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a Celebration of Life will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s memory to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.

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14 Condolences for Ronald Francis Basara, Sr.

  • Miss you Dad. Love you so much.

  • Mindy and family,
    Wishing you peace and blessings at this difficult time.

  • I have such fond childhood memories with your family. Going to the beach, camps, Musicals, Drama Club at Tatnall…..wonderful times. Something that still makes me chuckle is Ron tossing Big Macs to the golden retriever. Mindy, you are my best high school friend. I am so sorry for your family’s loss – thinking of you. Sending you all a huge hug. I am thinking of you and wishing you find strength in the love and support of your friends and family.

  • I wish I had spent more time with you when I could. I wish I could afford to fly out to the service. I hope that you are at peace, and I wish love and healing to everyone in my family and others who are hurting from your loss. Rest in Peace, Grandpa. I love you.

  • My condolences to the family. I worked with Ron for several years at Bank of Delaware at the 2nd & Union branch. Have fond memories of those days. He will be missed.

  • So sorry my friend. Here if you need me!

  • I was saddened to read of Ron’s death. He lived across the street from me, and we played ball many a time in summers past. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Loving thoughts to you Pam, Dan, Mindy, Ron and family. I know that your wonderful memories of Ron will be a comfort to you during this difficult time.

  • Pam and Family —

    So sorry to learn of your loss. We have fond memories of being your neighbors and friends . We will be thinking of you at this most difficult time.

    With sincere condolences,

    Ruth and Harry Kreider

  • So sorry to hear of Ron’s death. We were from the same neighborhood and between baseball and “hanging out” we spent a chunk of our youth together. My prayers are with you.

  • I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Ron was a wonderful man with so many great qualities. His humor and quick wit are most memorable. The fellowship will miss him.

  • I was a classmate of Ron’s in high school and we also attended the U. of Delaware at the same time.
    When I occasionally returned to Wilmington for a visit, I would go to Delaware Park. Occasionally ran into Ron there and had several chats. He was an astute horse racing enthusiast, but more importantly a warm, highly-intelligent dedicated family man who served his country honorably.

  • When our class roster was called at Sallies, Ron’s name was number two, following Fran Ariganello and preceding Rob Battisto. We were at the U. of D. for the same years, though our paths only occasionally intersected there. Nonetheless, I remember Ron fondly and wanted to express my sincere condolences.

  • Although I did not know Ron’s present day family I offer my deepest condolences to them. I grew up with Ron and we went through St. Hedwigs 59′, Salesianum 63′ and the U. of D. together. After the U. of D. is when we parted company but we would occasionally run into one another. We would talk about being raised in Hedgeville where the Polish Parents dedicated their lives to seeing that their children were educated, employed, and most important of all loved Ron was always among the smartest, most athletic, nicest, and according to the girls most handsome guy in the class. We played a lot of baseball with guys like cousin Bob Marshall, William Burawski, Chester Artysiewicz, Joe Stetina, and Harry Alexander, which are the best people you will ever meet. And Ron fit right in the group because he is the best of people you would ever have met. One of my most fondest memories was when Ron and I, in his small car , would go fishing in Hoopes Resovoir. Ron will live on in the hearts of his family and of those who truly knew Ronald Francis Basara!