Basil was married to my mother Berty who he was married to when he past away. He was a great man who left a great legacy as a educator who had a positive impact on so many students lives. I will always remember him as a man who lived his life with a high degree of virtue and character and who also had a great sense of humor. He wasn't just my stepfather he was a true friend who I love, respect and miss very much.
Peace and Blessings to the Mussio family. Mr. Mussio was my principal at Scarlett from 1977-79. He was the best...Rest in Peace!
I graduated from St. Thomas and remember him from there. But, the best was when he was principal at Scarlett and saved my son from some mean kids who were going to beat him up. Mr. Musio called in the leader of the "BAD" kids and my son. He put the leader in charge of making sure that Michael was kept safe. It was so cool! I happily wrote a letter of commendation to the school board on his behalf. He was very special.
I remember him as one of my favorite teachers while at Milan High School. My prayers and thought are with his family, what a great man and teacher.
I'll never forget the time we got him to dress up as Santa for the Christmas dance. I won big money from those who didn't think he would do it. I split the winnings with him! Great guy- he truly had the kids best interests in mind always! Sympathies to the family.
Paradise Jewelry would like to express deepest condolences to the family and friends of Basil. We are honored to have had an opportunity to have been apart of his life.
Paradise Jewelry Family
I knew Basil for many years when he was principal at Scarlett. Our paths would cross often at administrative meetings or as we worked together on a district project or committee. I remember Basil as a dedicated educator with deeply held values. He always kept the best interests of students in mind. He will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to the Mussio family. I lived two doors down from them in Loch Alpine and so enjoyed their friendship. Mary Alice wanted to be my son's first babysitter so she came over when he was two days old and told me to "go somewhere." As a teacher I listened to so many of Basil's stories/experiences and know that I am a better person and teacher because of
him. Your parents are living on through all of you -and people you don't even know. God Bless all of you.
He was my football coach in 9th grade. He also was my homeroom teacher.Since I was the Captain and quarterback on the team, We`d spend a lot of time together designing football plays and talking about life. R.I.P. Coach. Here`s a picture of our Championship Team.
I was fortunate to get to know Basil by serving on variues comittees with him here at Piper's Grove. He was a pleasure to work with and a very dedicated person. Many times over the years we would talk when I would disrupt one of his numerous bike rides. He will be missed by many.
I have great memories, as a 9th grader, of that first year Scarlett was open. Groups of kids from different Junior Highs came to a new building where Mr. Mussio quickly unified us as Road Runners. His enthusiasm was contagious. He genuinely enjoyed working with our age group. My most memorable action of Mr.Mussio: Listening, through the PA system,the whole school heard the Tigers win the Pennant. What Principal would do that now?
My prayers go out to his family. Former student from the class of 1965 at Milan High School. My deepest sympathy, Linda (Ransom) Van Dusen
Mr. Mussio was my principal at Scarlett in the late 70's.He was always available for us and he was stern when he needed to be,but was always fair.Thoughts and prayers to the Mussio Family.
Caron, Bill, Steve, Jim (my cousins)
So sorry to hear of Uncle Basil's passing. Lot's of fun memories, thanks Bill for starting up that first annual family reunion in 1989 at least we got to see most of the family once a year.
Sorry we are so far away at this sad time, hugs and love to you all
Basil Mussio was an exemplary administrator and a wonderful human being. I was one of the fortunate to be able to call him friend. His smile would light up a room. I'll never forget his kindness to our family and to the school community when we lost our son. My sympathies to his family at this difficult time.
I was in 9th grade the first year Scarlett was open. Everything was new and fresh, but best of all Mr. Mussio was my Civics teacher. He inspired me to love political science and stay "tuned in" to current events. We had great debates. He made class meaningful and enjoyable. I have been a teacher for many years and I try to develop thoughtful, caring, relationships with each of my students, just as Mr. Mussio did with his. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Paula Hoffrichter D'Addona
My condolences to Basil's family. I taught under Basil. I was delighted when he came to see me in my classroom in 2004, We had a great visit. He loved teaching.
S. King Michigan
Basil- We had a lot of memories. R.I.P, I wish we had more of a chance to reminisce.
Heaven gained another Angel, Love and Prayers to all family and friends. Milan, Mi. class 0f 63.
I remember you when I first started working at AAPS in the payroll/finance dept. What a great guy you were. May your family find peace that you are in a better place and with your wife once again.
I was Mr. Mussio's student at Milan High School until we moved in 1964. I had him my freshman, sophomore, and junior year. He was an excellent instructor, fair, and of high standards. I saw him at a class reunion, and even though he did not see me since 1964, he knew who I was and said my name immediately. I was lucky to have corresponded with him, and talked to him in the last five or six years. Rest in Peace Mr. Mussio, I know you are sitting at a golden desk with a golden chalk board behind you. I wish condolences to your family and friends. God be with them in the loss of a great person.
Blessings to your family. You will be missed. I remember your smile. 1965 graduate Sharon Eley
Such a caring man. We need many more like him in education! I was a student at Scarlett in the late 70s. Never had to go to his office for anything bad. Always enjoyed hearing his big voice and seeing his smiling face in the hallways & on the PA. He obviously cared about all the students! RIP.
I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Mussio's passing. He was a good man! I was a student at Scarlett Middle in the early 80s when he was principal. I never had to go to his office, but would just see and hear him in the hallways & on PA. He seemed like a warm, caring man. I never heard any student say one bad thing about him.
I will never forget you & how you always tried to guide my path. You were a wonderful principle. May you rest in peace. My condolences to his family.
To Mr. Mussio's family,
As a student in Milan in the early 60's I have great memory's of Mr. M. He became our counselor as well as our friend. I am sure that Milan's class of 66 all feels the same that we have lost one of our own and send our deepest condolences.
Mr. Mussio was my favorite teacher at Milan High School. He was a caring teacher to his students. I kept in touch with him after I found he also lived in Naples, FL. I moved my SR year to Fort Lauderdale and missed my Milan friends and teachers very much. I always went in and checked on him at school along with a few of the other teachers. you were blessed to have him and have the memories.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
My deepest sympathies to Bill and the rest of the Mussio family. Basil has left
you and Ann Arbor a wonderful legacy.
So sorry for your loss.
Wally & Diane Johnson
Steve & Cherylann Johnson
There has to be a special place in heaven for people who work with and educate junior high students!
Mr. Mussio, you were the epitome of professionalism, fairness, humor, and grace -- especially during the EPIC food fight in May of 1979 when you got hit with a dinner roll!
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
I attended Scarlet JHS in the early 70's. Mr. Mussio was tough yet fair. Just what we needed at that time of our lives. The place could be a real zoo, but this man was a steadying influence. RIP
Mr. Mussio,as one of your students from 1970 to 1972 at Scarlet Junior High, you helped me survive Junior High despite some of the rough bumps we had along the way. May you rest in peace after earning your way to heaven!
Dear Berti, you are in our thoughts, so glad I got to meet Basil. Hope your memories help you and the family through this sad times.
Honey and Roger Belton
I attended Scarlett for 4 yrs. also. (1975-78) What great times we had!! Mr. Mussio did care deeply for his students, always giving us girls a break! Didn't matter if u were white or black-he taught all of us how to get along!--RIP Basil, u made a difference in our lives, proud to b a ROADRUNNER!!
Mr Mussio, rest in peace. Some educators never hear back from their students. I ran into Mr Mussio about 10 years ago, not sure how, but he remembered me (maybe it had something to do with all the times I was in his office), but I Thanked him, and told him that I was doing ok in this world. To his family, Sorry for your loss, know that he made a difference in many, many lives.
Rest well Mr. Mussio. I was a student at Scarlett from 1974 through 1977 and you lent a steady hand to us all. I will remember you fondly.
Mr. Mussio was my principal at Scarlett Jr. High. He was tough, honest and fair. I remember his bright eyes, his booming voice and big smile. We all knew he cared about us. RIP Mr. Mussio. You made a difference!
He was one of the best had some good times with him.i was some what of a trouble maker but he was always ready to help me .rip good man
R I P Mr Mussio, Thanks for being there for so many of us.
He was a great principal at Scarlett when I was there 79-81. RIP Mr. Mussio.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Mr. Mussio.
Mr. Mussio was my principle at Scarlett Jr. High. He was tough, but had a great sense of humor and did let things slide occasionally. I will always remember him standing at the front doors of the school as we came in, looking for the few who would wonder off instead of making it in the door for classes.
I was only brought to his office one time and he was fair regarding the situation and now as an adult and a parent, I see the professional man and I see someone who really was a friend. I wish his family my deepest sympathies and prayers. May God place his hand on your heart and help take away the pain you are feeling from the loss of such a great guy.
My class was the only one fortunate enough to spend 4 years (6th - 9th grade) at Scarlett. If it wasn't for Mr. Mussio's unrelenting spirit of fairness and tough love, we could very well have been the last class to attend there. In his honor, I post this photo of the undefeated (8-0) 1975 Scarlett Roadrunners. He wasn't a coach, so unfortunately he is not pictured; but he was, most certainly, our leader. Rest in Peace, Mr. Mussio.
Rest in peace Mr. Mussio. I was a student at Scarlett and remember you well. You were a great principal.
Love and prayers to the family.
I student taught at Scarlett and then taught vocal music for Basil at Scarlett for 11 semesters. In 35 years of teaching I relied on the lessons he taught me in those first six years in public school education. When he found out Cherry and I were expecting our first child he sat me down to ask all the pertinent questions a father would have asked: What insurance did we have? Were we renting or buying? Were we signed up for the retirement plan? He was a gifted educator, exemplary administrator, and a wonderful human being. All who met him were fortunate.
I hope that the family finds peace at this difficult time. I was one of Mr. Mussios Scarlett kids and he was a great principal and loving person.
RIP Mr. Mussio, you were my principal at Scarlet in the early 80's. Ahhh those were the days. RIP my friend.
Mr. Mussio was my principal at Scarlett Jr. High. I was recently blessed to speak with him, and quickly realized how much the kids he lead meant to him. His son was my daughters gym teacher and will be my sons and so the blessings continue! My thoughts and prayers go out to this family as they celebrate their loved one and a life well lived. Thank you for your impact on my life Mr. Mussio and for the impact that continues through your son.