Basinski,  Ralph D.

Basinski, Ralph D.

Male 1915 - 2007  (92 years)

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  • Name Basinski, Ralph D.  [1
    Born 24 Jun 1915  Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 79171976 
    Occupation Flint Catholic Supply Store  [1
    Residence 1930  Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 27 Nov 2007 
    Buried Clio, Genesee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery
    Person ID I13744  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Hoskin, Mamie Jean,   b. 07 May 1919, Schreiber, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Clio, Genesee, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Basinski, Daniel
     2. Basinski, Thomas Raymond
     3. Basinski, Leonard,   b. 1956,   d. 1992  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F4908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jun 1915 - Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Flint, Genesee, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clio, Genesee, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Basinski, Ralph D
    Basinski, Ralph D

    Documents
    Basinski, Ralph D. 1930
    Basinski, Ralph D. 1930

    Headstones
    Basinski, Ralph D. Mima Jean Hoskins and Leonard Basinski Grave Stone
    Basinski, Ralph D. Mima Jean Hoskins and Leonard Basinski Grave Stone

  • Notes 
    • BASINSKI, Ralph - age 92, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Maple Woods in Clio. He was born June 24, 1915 in Flint, Michigan to the late Victor and Florence Basinski. Ralph married Mima (Hoskin) Basinski January 31, 1942. Mima passed away April 10, 2006. Ralph and Mima had three sons. Dan (Linda Nannizzi) Lives in Payson, Arizona. Tom (Judy) lives in Chula Vista, California. Grandsons Nick and Joe are also in Chula Vista. Ralph's youngest son, Leonard, passed away in 1992 at the age of 36. Mr. Basinski is also survived by his brother Roland and sister Helen Krygrowski (Eddie) both of Flint. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Florence, and sister Florence Legutko. Ralph enjoyed special assistance in his later years from nephew Art Myers and friend Sid Wood. Ralph will also be missed by friends Ann and Ray McGuire, Norene and Rudy Rood, Loren and Audrey Adams and Betty Euper. Mr. Basinski spent the first three years of high School at the Augustinian Catholic Seminary in Staten Island, New York. He graduated from Flint St Matthew in 1934. Ralph served three years in the U.S. Army, mostly in the Pacific Theater. He earned, among other distinguished medals, two battle stars and "expert" in all rifle and pistol disciplines. Ralph was not a "fighter" in any sense of the word, but rose to the occasion during bitter fighting on Tinian and Saipan. Before and after the military Ralph worked for a total of seven years at Fisher Body. After GM he had several jobs in retail sales. Ralph joined the staff of Michigan National Bank in 1955. He retired in 1979 after performing a variety of assignments. Throughout his life Ralph cultivated several talents, among them playing the piano and organ. Mr. Basinski served as choir director and organist at St Matthew's during his youth, up to middle age. Ralph was an accomplished actor, magician and photographer. He also dabbled in ventriloquism. As an actor, Ralph was a member of the Flint Community Players and the Catholic Theater Guild in the 1950's. He was in the Elks Glee Club and was an "end man" in their annual minstrel show until political correctness knocked the fun out of that event. In his later years Ralph honed his skills in painting and calligraphy. He golfed, but not very well, a skill inherited by son Tom. While retired, Ralph took up many hobbies becoming an expert gardener and woodworker. As a carpenter he cut off his index finger with a power saw. While engaged in another project Ralph burned down the garage of his Clio home. Okay, maybe he was only an expert gardener. During the past four months Ralph received excellent care from the staffs at Fostrian Convalescent in Flushing and Maple Woods in Clio. Ralph's family is grateful to everyone, doctors, nurses, therapists, and especially the aids at both facilities. After cremation a memorial mass will be offered at Saints Charles and Helena Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 11:00 AM with Father Gerald Ploof officiating.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S45] 1930 USA Federal Census, taken April 1, 1930.