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Basil E Eaton
  • October 28, 1929
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  • February 09, 2018

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Basil Eugene Eaton, age 88 passed away peacefully at his home in Ormond Beach, Florida, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born in Olean, New York, the second oldest of 10 children to Myrtle Hatch Stewart.  He was preceded in death by all of his siblings including Joseph L. Eaton, Stephen Eaton and Robert Eaton.  He graduated from Olean Central School.  Basil was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Seoul, Korea for 2 years. On May 28th, 1955 Basil married his “Annie”, the love of his life at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Portville, New York.   He graduated from Tri-State University in Indiana in 1957 with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering.  He worked at Corning Glass in Pennsylvania then proceeded with his long career with General Electric from their contracts with NASA’s Apollo Rocket Program in Galveston, Texas and Ormond Beach Florida through his retirement in Louisville, Kentucky with the Appliance Quality Control Division. Basil enjoyed many hobbies including a passion for old cars that caused him to trailer a 1941 Packard Convertible behind the family station wagon through many states due to company transfers, he coached his son’s baseball teams, building and collecting Antique Clocks and built a lake house with his wife and 5 children.   He also dabbled at wine making for a few years. When Basil retired, he and Ann shared their time between their “family built” lake house on Barron River Reservoir in Glasgow, Kentucky and their home Ormond Beach, Florida. He lives on in love and in these memories and will never be forgotten.  Basil is survived by his wife Ann Lippert Eaton, sons Richard (Donna), Christopher (Geri), Timothy (Mary Kate) and daughters, Ann Marie Key (Pete) and Cynthia Gulis (Mark), his sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Eaton (Joseph) from Portville, NY,19 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Sons of the Flag (assists with the burn victims of our military and our American first responders), The Seven Stars Foundation (positive impact on the children of military members which include the fallen, wounded, active and deployed) or a charity of your choice. www.sonsoftheflag.org www.sevenstarsfoundation.com


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  1. 07 Mar 2018
    Cyndy Gulis says:
    Thank you to everyone who has sent their condolences to our family.
    I am testing this message wall because several people have told me that it was not working for them.
    Blessings to all.
    Cyndy

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