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Charles A. Bashaw


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Charles A. Bashaw Obituary
Born: Feb. 16, 1922
Died: April 15, 2014

GENEVA – Charles A. Bashaw, 92, of Batavia and former longtime resident of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by his family.

He was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Ludington, Mich., son of Jacob and Irene (Laurain) Bashaw.

Charles proudly served his country during World War II in the Navy until 1946. He then received his bachelor's degree in teaching from Central Michigan and his master's degree from Michigan State. He began his teaching career in Michigan and eventually moved and accepted a position with the Geneva School District, where he was a devoted teacher and coach from 1955 until his retirement in 1984. He coached lightweight football for 27 years and served as an announcer and timekeeper for 35 years for Geneva basketball and football games. Charles even spent his summers surrounded by kids, working at the Geneva pool for 24 years. In his retirement years, he also worked at Frank's Finer Foods in Geneva.

Charles is blessed with a loving family; sons, Bruce (Christine) Bashaw of Batavia, Dave of Aurora, Tom of Wisconsin and Don (Shana) of Naperville; grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Jake, Lizzy and Nikki Bashaw; and sisters, Doris Preiss and Phyliss Jonassen.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eldean Jankowski; daughter, Barbara in 1989; and his wife, Jean, in 1999.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, with the Rev. Robert Hamilton III officiating. Following the service, full military honors will be presented.

Burial will be held privately at Garfield Cemetery in Campton Township.

The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Geneva High School Sports Booster Club, 416 McKinley Ave, Geneva, IL 60134 or United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, IL 60134 would be appreciated.

For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.

Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Apr. 17, 2014
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