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Robert L. "Bobby" Basso

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ROBERT L. "BOBBY" BASSO Passed on April 21, 2007 at the age of 69 years of complications from diabetes surgery, in Pleasanton, CA. He is survived by brothers: Earl Basso and Raymond "Tuffy" Basso both of Livermore; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be Thursday, April 26, 1-9PM with a Rosary at 7PM both at Callaghan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., Livermore, CA. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, April 27, 10AM at St. Michael Church, 458 Maple St., Livermore, CA. Interment will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Livermore. Mr. Basso was a life long resident of Livermore with well-established ranching roots who lived in the country most of his life prior to moving to town in 1992. He was employed as an explosives technician for SOS in Hollister for 26 years before retiring in 1999. Member of the Livermore Rodeo Stockman's Assoc. Bobby enjoyed the benefits of retirement through dinner exchanges with family and friends, playing cards and watching his favorite team, the Oakland A's play ball. Bobby was always ready to help family members and enjoyed making raviolis especially for the holidays. He loved to test his luck at the casinos in Reno, Tahoe, Jackson and Sonora and was always excited about road trips, such as staying with his nieces in Nevada, picnicking in the Napa Valley or strolling the streets in the Mother Lode. He was particularly proud of his international travels to Italy, where he visited the birthplace of his family's roots and also Greece. He had a special place in his heart for his dog "Skippy". He was preceded in death by his parents: Steven & Emma Basso; brothers: Anthony "Shorty", Clarence "Spooly" and Ernie "Fats". Contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 1900 Powell St., Ste 285, Emeryville, CA 94608 would be appreciated by the family. Callaghan Mortuary 925-447-2942
Published in East Bay Times on Apr. 24, 2007
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