George Basher

Obituary of George P. Basher

 
EAST GREENBUSH - George P. Basher, 73, of East Greenbush, passed away suddenly Monday, March 9, 2020, at Albany Memorial Hospital.
George was born January 28, 1947, in Lackawanna, New York, the son of Willard and Genevieve (Davis) Basher.
George earned his degree from Alfred University in 1969 while attending ROTC and then proudly served in the Army during the Vietnam war.  After his discharge in 1971, George returned to the family business Fayette  Wood Products in Brant, NY, but in 1995 left to work for other wood working companies.  Later George accepted the job as State Director of Veterans Affairs where he served until 2007. He then worked for the VA in Albany, and lastly as the CEO for Loyola Recovery Foundation for veterans, in Pittsford, NY.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Karen L. Basher, his college sweetheart, and his brothers Richard (Anne) Basher, and Edward Hayes
Friends are invited to attend his calling hours 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Thursday at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc, 165 Columbia Tpk. in Rensselaer. The Funeral Service will be held at 6:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial with honors will be in Saratoga National Cemetery at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in George’s name to The American Legion Melvin Roads Post 1231.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc

 

 

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Thursday
12
March

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc
165 Columbia Tpk.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-449-7047
Thursday
12
March

Funeral Service

6:00 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc.
165 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-449-7047
Friday
13
March

Full Military Burial

11:00 am
Friday, March 13, 2020
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duel Rd
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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