Louis Paul "Buck" Basile was born Dec. 31, 1936, to Frank and Mary Tarasuk Basile.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James Anthony Basile.
He is survived by wife, Cynthia Allen Basile; stepson, James Allen Brown and wife Angie; niece, Barbara J. Basile and husband Philip Hamilton; sisters-in-law, Louise Basile, Kathleen Crawford and Karen Allen; and the large and loving Basile, Tarasuk, Allen, Lough, Serdich and Manchin extended families.
Buck was a graduate of Fairmont State College. He taught high school and coached athletics in Ohio and Maryland. He taught in the Prince George County, Maryland, public schools for 18 years.
Upon retirement from teaching, he and Cyndy owned Basile Videography for 10 years in Fairmont. He was an active member of the Rock Lake community.
Buck was a prolific storyteller, writer and political commentator with a sharp wit and sense of humor. He was known for his enduring love and loyalty to family and friends. A friend of Bucky's was a friend forever.
He took great pleasure in weekly reunions with friends for spaghetti at Colasessano's, the annual Boys of Autumn trips and fireside laughs. He influenced many with his sense of adventure, travels far and wide, photography and writings. Most of all, he was a man of integrity and is dearly missed.
A celebration of life service will be held from 4-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Colasessano's, 141 Middletown Road, Fairmont. Please join us to raise a toast and share memories of a wonderful life well lived.
The family requests donations in of lieu of flowers be made to Amedisys Hospice to: Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 10, 2017