George P. Basher
US Army - Vietnam
Multi-City, NY - 03/12-13/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 4, Region 5|
|About the Mission:||The family of George P. Basher has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. George, 73, passed suddenly on Monday, March 9, 2020.
George was born in Lackawanna, New York and earned his degree from Alfred University in 1969 while attending ROTC. He then proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam war, and was assigned to the Army Ordinance Corps at Long Binh, Vietnam. George was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lieutenant in 1971.
He returned to the family business, Fayette Wood Products in Brant, NY, but in 1995, left to work for other wood working companies. Later George accepted the job as State Director of Veterans Affairs where he served until 2007. He then worked for the VA in Albany, and lastly as the CEO for Loyola Recovery Foundation for veterans, in Pittsford, NY.
Portion of the above narrative are contained in George's obituary, available for viewing online on the William J. Rockefeller Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
|Primary Staging Date:||03/12/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||03:30|
|AM or PM:||pm|
|Staging Location:||Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc
165 Columbia Tpk.
Rensselaer, NY 12144
|Lead Ride Captain:||Ray Sestak|
|Lead Ride Captain Phone #:||518-669-3358|
|Special Information:||Staging at the funeral home with a dignified flag line during visitation hours of 4:00 - 6:00 PM. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM.|
|Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?||yes|
|Second Staging Date:||03/13/2020|
|Second Staging Time:||10:30|
|Second Stage - AM or PM:||am|
|Second Location:||Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
|Second Lead Ride Captain:||Bruce Barger|
|Second Stage - Special Information:||Interment with military honors scheduled for 11:00 AM. Please stage quietly and be aware of any services already in progress. Members staging early are requested to stand a dignified flag line at the main entrance for the arrival of the funeral cortege.|
|Submitted by:||Ray Sestak|