unknown - July 21, 2013
Michael Basto, 92, of Syracuse, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at VA Medical Center. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was a Navy veteran of WWII and retired in 1978 from Allied Chemical. Michael enjoyed playing cards and was an avid sports fan.
Michael was predeceased by his wife, Arline, in 1953; brothers, Dominick and Eugene; and sisters, Katherine D'Onofrio and Mary Grassi.
Surviving are his daughters, Sharon Heath of East Syracuse, Michaeline “Mickey” Basto, of DeWitt and Barbara “Bobbi” (Christopher) Heckman of Mattydale; sister, Pauline Savage of Syracuse; grandsons, Kyle Heath and Zachary Heckman; great-granddaughter, Kaelyn Marie; close family friend, Joseph Hartung, with whom Mike shared a special bond; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services followed at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Christopher Heckman officiating. Michael was laid to rest in Assumption Cemetery. Share condolences at buranichfh.com.