William “Butch or Monk” G. Basselgia, 82, of Lebanon died Friday, March 25, 2022, at Spang Crest, Lebanon. He was the husband of Alice L. (Bentz) Basselgia, with whom he was married for 59 years.
Born in Lebanon on June 9th, 1939, he was the son of the late William and Geraldine C. (Weik) Basselgia.
William was a Veteran of the United States Army and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Penn State Football. William was a 1957 graduate of Lebanon Senior High School. He worked at Grace Mines. He was a Milk Man for both Harrisburg and Wengert’s Dairies. He drove charter and school buses for DB Fisher and retired from Lebanon Transit Authority with 30 years of service.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Barry A. Basselgia, husband of Janet of Springfield, VA, Todd W. Basselgia, husband of Gerri of Lebanon, two brothers, Bruce Basselgia of Lebanon, Lynn L. Basselgia, husband of Rose of Lebanon, two sisters, Nell Kline, wife of Glen of Pine Grove, Sally Seward of Annville, three grandchildren, Zachary, Alicia, Rebecca, and four great-grandchildren, Brantley, Willow, Aubrey, Nevaeh.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert C. Basselgia.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, at Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 618 E. Main St. Annville, PA 17003. A public visitation will be held from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM on Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at the Indiantown Gap at the convenience of the family.
Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, Annville is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1212 New York Ave. NW #800 Washington, DC 20005, in his memory (https://bit.ly/3tL864I).