Richard Edward Bashara

Richard Edward Bashara

October 27, 1935 -
June 14, 2014

Richard was born in Austin, Texas to Philip Bashara Sr. and Beatrice Moses Bashara. Richard attended St. Mary's Catholic School and eventually Stephen F. Austin High School. He also attended the University of Texas. He married Barbara Ann Wier of Austin in 1957. His parents and his wife of 38 years, Barbara, precede him in death. He is survived by daughter Dawn Bashara Volz and husband Rick, Misty Bashara and life partner Mike Sample, son Jeff Gilger and wife Patricia, older brother Phil Bashara Jr. and older sister Nancy Hermes. He is also survived by grandchildren Melissa Volz, Melody Volz Feeler and husband Chase, Ricky Volz and Sarah Kovach, Claire Volz, Casey Volz, Annabelle Gilger, Daniel Gilger, and great granddaughter Quinn Feeler, all of whom thought they were his favorite. Richard had many lifelong friends and relatives whom he visited with often and he enjoyed almost daily lunches with his buddy group. His dear friends and family will sorely miss him. The grandchildren will always have a special spot at the table for "Pa."
"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation."
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: St. George Maronite Church 6070 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240 or Gentiva Hospice 7801 Mesquite Bend Dr. Ste 105 Irving Texas 75063
Services will be on Thursday June 19, 2014 at St. George Maronite Church 6070 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240. 10 a.m. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Memorial Mass
Mercy Meal to follow.

Published in Express-News on June 18, 2014