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.