David Emil Basta
June 17, 1954 – January 31, 2023
David Emil Basta, 68, of St. Leonard passed away January 31, 2023. He was born June 17, 1954 in Cleveland, OH to Emil Peter and Josephine Marie (Miluch) Basta. He graduated from West Technical High, Cleveland, OH, and then attended College Cleveland State University, Ohio for two years. David served in the United States Navy on active duty from January 1981 to August 1986, and then in the reserves until December 17, 1986. He enjoyed his traveling time with the Navy. Upon his discharge from the Navy he was employed as a Navy Analyst with the National Maritime Intelligence Center and the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington D.C., from July 1988 – September 2019.
David was a family man keeping the fun and laughter in life and loved spending time playing outdoor team games like corn-hole, volleyball and he loved playing in the snow. He loved watching lots of movies (a movie buff), with family and friends. His favorite NFL team was the Cleveland Browns and he enjoyed being outside doing his yard work, and carpentry. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick.
He is survived by his loving wife, Eunice C. Basta of St. Leonard and daughter Shanelle Nicole Basta of Upper Marlboro and grandson Kurtis Calhoun, Jr. Also surviving are a brother Paul Basta and Lois Chiacchero and husband Michael, all of Cleveland, OH, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Allen Basta.
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Thursday, February 16, 2023
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105