Our beloved William Adam Basaraba, 79, passed away on May 24, 2020 at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida. William (“Bill”) was born to Anna and Stephen Basaraba on June 4, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois. He married Dorothy (“Dori”) Pantale on April 26, 1975, with whom he raised his daughter Amy and their three children DoriAnn, William and Stanley. Bill and Dori settled in Minooka, Illinois, where they lived for more than thirty years. Bill retired from Argonne National Laboratory after 42 years of service, and in 2008, Bill and Dori moved to Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Bill had a passion for animals, especially dogs, birds and wild mustangs. But above all, Bill had a heart for service, especially in taking care of those he loved. Bill served for four years in the U.S. Navy (1958 - 1962), and he was honorably discharged with the rank of Grade E5.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother Anna, his father Stephen and his sister Victoria. Bill is survived by his wife Dori of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; his daughter Amy of Chandler, Arizona; his son Bill (Brittney) of Gilbert, Arizona; his daughter DoriAnn of Chicago, Illinois; his son Stan of Verona, Illinois; his sister Catherine (Fernando) Acosta of Elmwood Park, Illinois; his grandchildren Elizabeth, Aaron, Adam, Jacob, Aiden and Bennett; his niece Corrine (Phil) Buffalo; his nephew Stephen (Kara) Acosta; and his great-niece Alyssa.
A memorial service will be held for Bill on June 6, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Lakeside Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 11347 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bill’s memory to Big Dog Ranch Rescue or to the Audubon Society.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Lakeside Funeral Home & Cremation Care Family, "Where Every Life is Cherished & Every Family is Treasured"
ADDRESS: 11347 OKEECHOBEE BLVD, ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL. 33411
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