William "Bill" Bassney
William Bassney, 18, a Bristol Bay
commercial fisherman who lived in Wasilla, died Aug. 20 at Humana Hospital
Alaska from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Anchorage. A funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Wasilla with the Rev. Michael Warfel officiating. A visitation will be held from
5 to 8 p.m. today at Kehl's Palmer Memorial Chapel with a vigil service at 7
Mr. Bassney was born Sept. 12, 1969, in New Hartford, N.Y., and had lived in
Alaska since 1980. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping.
He leaves his parents, Peter and Beth, of Wasilla; his sisters, Caroline Clabo,
of Fairbanks, and Jennifer and Amy, both of Wasilla; his brother, Peter, of
Wasilla; his maternal grandparents, Bill and Doris Wilson, of Corning, N.Y.; and
his paternal grandparents, Bill and Edna Bassney, of Galeton, Pa.
Burial will be in Wasilla Aurora Cemetery.
Source: Anchorage Daily News, 23 August 1988