Mark Mathew Basagic, age 65, of Petersburg, passed away on Thursday (Jan. 12, 2017) at his residence.
He was born in Clarksburg, on Jan. 11, 1952, the son of Anne (Vukovich) Basagic of Monongah and the late Julius Basagic. His best friend and companion of 37 years, Anna Marie Kuzniar, survives in Petersburg.
Mr. Basagic graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1970 and attended Fairmont State College, where he was a member of the fraternity of Tau Beta Iota.
He graduated from Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in 1978, and he was a member of the Monongah Baptist Church. Mark had worked for Hastings Funeral Home in Morgantown for several years. He joined the Basagic Funeral Home staff in Petersburg in 1985 and worked there until his retirement in 2002. Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, baking bread and West Virginia sports.
In addition to his mother and Anna, Mark is also survived by a son, Grant Parker Basagic of Petersburg; a sister, Janet Ann Basagic of Fountain Hills, Arizona; two brothers, David Julius Basagic of Franklin and John Joseph Basagic of Monongah; three nephews, Morgan Basagic of Franklin, Neil Basagic of Petersburg and David Cain of Monongah; two great-nieces, Britlee and Tinley; and a great-nephew, Bryce.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Greta Rose Cain, and a nephew, Julian Anthony Basagic.
Mr. Basagic's family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Larry Cantu officiating. Interment will be at the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens in Petersburg. At Mark's request, in lieu of flowers, please take time and "take a kid fishing."
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
Published on January 13, 2017