Lynn L. Basher, 63, of Eaton St., Hamilton, NY, passed away Thursday, March, 17, 2011 at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton.
She was born August 17, 1947 in Rochester, NY, a daughter of Edward and Vena VanHyning DeBisschop, and was a graduate of Greece Olympia High School. On April 14, 1967, Lynn married John Basher in Hamilton, NY. A Hamilton resident most of her life, Lynn had worked at Colgate University in the Bookstore, the mailroom and the Buildings and Grounds Department, retiring in 2008 after more than 30 years of service. Previously, she had been employed at Kodak in Rochester, the Earlville Paper Box Company, and Vantine Studios in Hamilton. She enjoyed playing bingo and traveling, especially to Hawaii and Disney World. She was also fond of lighthouses. Her greatest joy was her family to whom she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Lynn was a member of the Park United Methodist Church and the Chenango Water Exercise Group in Hamilton.
Surviving are her husband of 43 years, John; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Allen Emrich of New Berlin; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Kristen Basher of Hamilton; four grandchildren, Dylan and Drew Emrich, Emma and Taylor Basher; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Susan and Gary Niedermeier of Dunedin, FL; Pamela DeBisschop of New York City; and Tracie DeBisschop of Hamilton. A brother, Edward J. DeBisschop predeceased her.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Monday, March 21, 2011 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton will be in the spring.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 2477 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413; the Chenango Water Exercise Group, PO Box 284, Hamilton, NY 13346; or to the Chenango County S.P.C.A., 6160 County Rd. 32, Norwich, NY 13815.