It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stefan Basinski, 66, on October 1st, 2020, at Hope Hospice House in Lehigh Acres, FL after an eight-year battle with cancer.
Stefan was born on January 18, 1954, in Oxford, England to Zbigniew Stanislaw Basinski and Sylvia Joy Pugh.
He was educated at Cambridge University, and lived in Ottawa, Canada until 2001. In 2001, he moved to Pennsylvania, USA to marry Sylvie, the love of his life and became a US Citizen. He worked for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange as a senior computer software engineer from 2001-2017 and when the Philadelphia Exchange merged with the NASDAQ stock exchange, Stefan’s software development team was tasked with rewriting the computer code that processed stock purchases and sales. He engineered software that could accurately and securely process more than one million stock transactions per second!
Stefan and his wife Sylvie retired and moved to Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, Florida in 2017. Stefan’s intellect and natural curiosity benefited him not only at work, but in his personal life as well. He was an expert bridge player and he was an active member of our Pelican Preserve community where he took joy in playing in our monthly Trivia games, serving on the Sevilla HOA Board, and cheering on our tennis teams during many of their matches. His passions included photography, playing bridge, cooking and fine dining, board games, music, Sodoku, technology and latest gadgets – including home automation solutions.
Stefan was a dedicated friend, loving husband, father and grandfather, and gifted storyteller.
He is survived by his wife Sylvie, daughters Laura and Diana, stepsons Greg and Kostia, brother Toni, and four grandchildren.
He will be remembered for his optimism, intellect, and mostly for his deep love for his family and friends.
His final resting place will be in Dommartin, France.
The family of Stefan invites you to leave a message of condolence at the Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home website. Visitation and funeral services will be by invitation of the family.
Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Fort Myers, assisted with arrangements.