Melvin Bassar, a life-long resident of Beaver County, of Center Township, passed away on January 18, 2020. He was 89.
Mel was a graduate of Monaca High School and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist for over sixty years, originally owning his own store – Bassar Pharmacy – before moving on to work at various pharmacies across the county. In addition, Mel served as a pharmacist for the US Army during the Korean War.
Mel is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Mary Ann (Turek) Bassar; three children and their spouses: Michelle (Tony) Merendo of Center Township, Melissa (James) Kozel of Beaver, and Michael (Darla) Bassar of Conway; four grandchildren: Matthew Merendo of Pittsburgh, Melanny Merendo of Center Township, Karsen (Griffin) Dalmaso of Manhattan, Kansas, and Cameron Kozel of Beaver; two sisters: Stella Zinaich and Melva Malyak; and several nieces and nephews.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Nick and Helen Bassar, and a brother, Nick Bassar.
A memorial service with full military honors provided by the Beaver County Special Unit will be held on Saturday, February 1st at 1:00 PM in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca.
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