James P. Bassinger, 81

FULTON, NY -James P. Bassinger, 81, of Fulton, formerly of Michigan, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday October 27, 2018, at Seneca Hill Manor.

James P. Bassinger
James P. Bassinger

He was born in 1937, in Gowanda, a son to the late Burton and Ruth Palmer Bassinger.

Jim attended and graduated from the University of Buffalo.

He retired from G.M. Motors, in Detroit, Michigan, after 32 years of service.

Jim enjoyed woodworking, remodeling and building homes.

He was predeceased by his parents; wife of 52 years, Sally Peterson Bassinger; daughter, Carrie Miyahama; grandson, Kyle Bassinger; brother, Richard Bassinger; and “mom,” Reba Peenstra.

He is survived by his companion, Barbara Kuss; four children, Linda (David) Barker of Ohio, Michael (Sherry) Bassinger of Texas, Melanie (Kevin) Fanjoy of Colorado and Steven Bassinger of Michigan; son-in-law, Masanao Miyahama of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two siblings, Jean Bassinger and Douglas (Sue) Bassinger; sister-in-law, Bonnie Bassinger; extended family, John (Kathi) Lischak, Sandra (Bob) Carey, Donna (Tony) Ruotolo and Walter (Barbara) Lischak; special “great-granddaughter,” Hailey Lischak; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund of First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton, NY 13069, in Jim’s memory.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, has care of arrangements.

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