James V. Basilico, age 89, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his residence in Myrtle Beach with his loving wife Mary by his side.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Jim was the son of the late Dominic and Antoinette Basilico. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Jim was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a proud US Navy Veteran who served during World War II. He worked at the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, MD and for the Environmental Protection Agency as a Chemical Engineer where he retired. Jim held a Doctorate in Chemical Jim was an avid golfer who also loved to fish. In addition to his parents, Jim is predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Basilico.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Basilico; children, Jim Basilico, MD; Marisa Stebenne and her husband Jonathan, DE; Gary Basilico and his wife Gilly, MD; grandchildren, Angelyn, Sydney and Lola; great grandchildren, Henry and Hudson; sister, Mary Aggazio; brother, Donny Basilico.
A memorial mass will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, June 3, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Fitzgerald celebrant. Inurnment will take place in the Maryland Veteran's Cemetery, Crownsville with military honors, at a later date.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
St. Michael Catholic Church
Saturday June 3rd, 2017
572 Cypress Avenue
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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My wife Becky and I met Jim and Mary when we purchased a vacation town home next door. Two nicer and kinder people you will never meet. My 8 year old son, Preston, and Jim had a special bond spending many hours playing games with Jim teaching Preston about life. Preston will miss his good friend "Mr. Jim" and Becky and I will miss a good neighbor. Chuck, Becky and Preston Miller
Submitted by Chuck, Becky and Preston Miller on Jun 3 2017 06:02:28 PM
Mary, my heartfelt sorrows for your loss. Jim was a wonderful, sweet man, with a kind heart and quiet demeanor. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to your family. Please know Jim will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.
Submitted by Gert Hynes on Jun 2 2017 03:43:49 PM
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I will miss my brother, Jimmy, and remember all the good times we had growing up on Dawson St. in Oakland. I will also miss our many telephone conversations from Mrytle Beach to Pittsburgh in these later years. He was my older brother and an inspiration to me with his many accomplishments and intelligence. He was very much loved will be greatly missed.
Anthony "Donny" Basilico, Wife, Gwendolyn; Daughter, Felicia; and Son, Kevin
Submitted by Anthony "Donny" Basilico on Jun 2 2017 01:19:07 PM
Uncle Jim will always be in my heart. He had a great laugh and sweet smile. He inspired me to go into public service. I was always so proud of him. He was a wonderful, kind and good person and our family dearly misses him. I wish my little girl could've met her great uncle.
Submitted by Donna Aggazio Young on Jun 2 2017 12:18:26 PM
Mary, I read Jim's obit in Sun News this AM and wanted you to know I am thinking of you and praying for you. Having lost Tom 6 six years ago I can truly sympathize with you. Kathie Bourque
Submitted by Kathleen Bourque on Jun 2 2017 09:16:46 AM
Mary - so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I am sure you and your family will have a lot of wonderful memories to share that will keep him in your hearts.
Norma and Joe Grimaldi
Submitted by Norma on Jun 2 2017 09:00:29 AM
Dear Mary...so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. We sure had good times together with Sons of Italy and CIAO members. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Submitted by Joyce Norelli on Jun 2 2017 06:43:51 AM
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