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April 06, 2013
Nobody will be missed more than Eddie Basha. He was a treasure in every way.
April 06, 2013
Our deepest condolences to all the Basha family and friends.
April 06, 2013
Thank you Eddie for all your contributions and loyalty will greatly be missed gone but, will never be forgotten rest in peace!
April 06, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
April 06, 2013
old,grocery men never die we just fade away.may you rest in peace.my wife and I will pray for your family.May god bless them always.
April 06, 2013
A quietly remarkable man who understood the value of hard work; an enterprising spirit,who inspired those who knew him, as a friend and business associate. His legacy will remain for generations, his generosity for a lifetime.
April 05, 2013
Eddie Basha helped me have a better life. You gave me one of my 1st jobs and work I did and liked it for 9 years. Store #7 on Scottsdale rd and Indian School, the cowboy store was my 1 position as carry out boy, meeting interesting people. It taught me to be punctual as well as creative. Placing seasonal decore was a joy. Winning bagging contests, store Christmas contest. I rode my bike & delivered groceries to Scottsdale High & picked oranges from arcadia districk to see in store. I taught new carry outs their duties.
Mr. Basha helped me get a job in the Scottsdale school district that last 31 years. Still living in Arcadia district I think of the wonderfule memories.
thank you Mr. Basha & God bless you and your family.
Michael Lambert, Railroad Hobbiest
April 05, 2013
Please see the message from my husband Ambassador Robert "Bob" Fannin.

Dr. Lisa Fannin
April 05, 2013
As the praise for Eddie Basha has poured in I keep hearing of things he did for so many others similar to what he did for my father, former Governor and U. S. Senator Paul Fannin, and our family. When my mother passed away Eddie called me and said he wanted to provide the food and beverage for the reception after her funeral and he did so. He did the same thing for the reception after my father's funeral. There are so many others that he helped in this context but I will never forget what he did in connection with the funeral of former Governor Jack Williams. He used his personal airplane to fly a close friend of Governor Williams from out of state to Phoenix to attend the funeral. The friend was a former governor of another state. If that was not enough, when I was helping with seating at the funeral I asked one of the ushers to escort Eddie to one of the front rows of the church. Eddie refused politely and sat in the last row. I am almost certain that he provided the food and beverage at that funeral as well. It did not matter to Eddie that my father and Jack Williams were Republicans and Eddie was a Democrat.

As an active Republican, including serving as Chairman of the State Republican Party for three and one-half years, I observed that Eddie supported the candidates that he thought were the best for the state and not necessarily for any particular party or any special interests. As an example, when my father ran for U S Senate Eddie was a member and a leader of a campaign committee known as "Democrats for Paul Fannin for U.S Senate". When Eddie and my father were honored as "Historymakers" at a dinner sponsored by the Arizona Historical Society I spoke on behalf of my father and said how honored my father was to be receiving the award at the same time as Eddie and that he was proud of Eddie supporting him in the campaign for Senate. As an indication of how much Eddie liked my father, the next morning a beautiful copper sculpture was delivered to my office with a note from Eddie thanking me for my remarks about him the previous evening.

As Chairman of The Arizona Republican Party and in other capacities I have tried to get people involved in the political system. So often these people would turn me down. Eddie did not shy away from involvement in the political system or in support of many causes which he thought worthwhile.

He was one of a kind.


P. Robert "Bob" Fannin
U. S. Ambassador (Retired)
April 05, 2013

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