William C. Bassett
July 20, 1958 - June 9, 2013
BASSETT - William C. “Wild Bill,” 54, South Fork, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his camp in Sinnamahoning. Born July 20, 1958, in Johnstown, son of John L. “Jack” and Joanne (Gage) Bassett. Preceded in death by sister, Joanne Kramer, and beloved dog, Austin. Survived by parents, South Fork; best friend, Sharon (Miller) Bassett; sons, Bill M., married to Karissa Minor, Windber, and Jack, fiance of Shasta Meixelsberger, Upper Burrell; grandsons, Bowen and Keegan Bassett; brothers, Dan, Johnstown, and John L., Waldorf, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was a graduate of Forest Hills High School, Class of 1976. He was a member of the Greater Pennsylvania Regional Council of Carpenters, Local Union 2274. He enjoyed hunting with his family and friends, spending time at camp with his family, watching his sons and grandsons play sports, riding his Harley and spending time with close friends at Vick's. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Terry Trudgen. Interment, South Fork Cemetery. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
Bonnie Smay KinseySo sorry to hear of his passing. You all have my heartfelt condolences.And you all r in my prayers. He will be missed.
KELLY SOUZA-PENAOUR DEEPEST AND HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. NOTHING LIKE LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SEE MY LOVING COUSIN BILL AND KNOWING NEXT TIME I WONT SEE HIM OR HIS SISTER. THIS GREAT LOSS MAKES ME WEAK AND SAD BUT HEAVEN HAS GAINED A REAL GEM. I LOVE YOU BILLY!
Sue YatskyI am deeply sorry for your loss.
Jen Killinger and familyMy deepest regards to the Bassett family!!! One never really passes for their spirit lives on forever..through memories and good times...and that is what Bill lived his life for...His family and good times!! May u rest easy...,and soar high upon the mountains!!
ANNETTESRRY TO HEAR THAT HE LEFT THIS WORLD I WANT TO TELL ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO REMEMBER A GOOD MAN..
Chi-Chi DigmanHi Jack and Joanne.
I am so deeply sorry for your lost. He was a great son. And he will be truly missed by his boys and family.
Ranea HaleThoughts and Prayers to The Bassett Family. Bill will be sadly missed by all.
Ryan UngerYou will be missed wild bill. May angels lead you in.
Paul CroyleI went to school with bill since first grade he was funny, kind, and vert smart. He was fun and very witty and we always had good times. He will be missed. God bless him and his family
If you need anything please let me know. Sorry for our loss he was a good man.
Bugsy "bugs bunny"Will miss you wild bill. Your the only person to call me bugs bunny like it was my actual name.. Feel free to invade my dreams I need a good laugh every now and then and we all know you enjoyed to laugh!
lisaI was so shocked to hear this. my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time
Kara SivecThoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Bill Bassett, he was a good man. I am sorry for your loss.
The Plummer FamilySo sorry for ur loss. Southfork wont be the same without wild Bill. God bless u all and kno god is by ur side holding ur hand.
Lacey gilpatrickBill was a great friend of mine and the family's ! Thank u for good times and being a ear to listen when I had my bad ! Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family .
Uncle LeeIf I would have thought Thursday would be the last time I would see Bill, I would have told him I how much he means to me, and how much I loved him. Please anyone reading this,don't be afraid to tell your family and friends how much you care about them and you love them, you might not get another chance. Lee Bassett
curt johnsMy deepest sympathy for the Bassett family. Wild bill was a brother, mentor, sometimes just someone to talk to, but most of all Wild Bill was a friend! He will be missed dearly!
BevBill was a great friend and loved by so many people. Fist pound to ya Bill. Love you Bev Merva
Susan EshbaughBill was a loved person by all who knew him. He always had a smile, hug, and a fist pound for those who knew him. If you went to Vicks and didn't know Bill, by the time you left you did. I will miss him terribly. My deepest sympathies and heart felt condolences to the entire Bassett family.
Jim & Mimi MangusOur deepest condolences to the Bassett family. May you rest in peace Bill. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you.
Lee JrWill miss seeing your smiling face when I was around town! You always made a point to be nice to me! RIP
Jeff and Brenda MathisSad day, We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a great person and will be missed by many.
Tim Bassett and familySo sad! Bill was another one of my brother's. growing up with him and the rest of the gang will always be some of my fondest memories. He will be missed. My heart goes out to the Bassett family
Kerry (Frazer) RagerI was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I graduated with him and he was always such a nice guy; so friendly! I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom BobakGood Bye..My friend.
AnitaDeepest Condolences to the whole Bassett family. Bill was a great man who was loved by all. He will be greatly missed. He was one of the best neighbors I could ever ask for, It is going too be rough just knowing I will never see him out working in his yard or working on his truck. Bill, may you fly high with your sis JoAnn and watch over and protect all of those you love and that are precious to you.
big joe clarksonGonna miss the wild man.miss you buddy #thelegend #mayor/sf #bassetts
Pam StosselYou are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family. Pam and Murray Stossel
Joe UnitsFist bump and a Shot Wild Bill.
Eric DankoWow...so sad. I have known him for so long. My deepest condolences.
Uncle Harry and Aunt AndieWe send our deep heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
Diana BassettLee, deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Gary SlikoI was shocked to see Bill passed! I've known Bill for many years and went to school with him.. About a month ago I saw him on Scalp Ave and shared a moment from each others car...I send my condolences to his entire family and may he rest in peace.
Charlie JohnsonI will miss you old friend and miss our late night talks at Denny's I knew you as Wild Bill and you away,s made a point to say hi Rest in peace my old friend
Tony KimmelI didn't know him personally, But he was a very close friend of my Cousin Lisa, and her Husband Jim Vasbinder, Prayers to his family, and to my cousin/and husband for their loss..
joanne primelSorry to hear about bill, I went to school with his mother god bless the family. Joanne peel primel
Janet Bobak and sonsTO THE ENTIRE BASSETT FAMILY; WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. IT IS TERRIBLE TO LOSE A SON, FATHER, AND BROTHER. WE WILL BE SENDING PRAYERS YOUR WAY TO EASE THE PAIN. IN GOD'S LOVE AND MINE. JANET B.
Smay familySorry for your loss
johnson familySorry for r loss
Elmo MyersHe was one helluva guy. Always yelled out "DJ Elmo!" with a raised hand whever he saw me. I will really miss that. It's a great irony that a man with such zest for life would have it cut much too short. Rest in Peace, Wild Bill.
Niece Niki "Nick"Uncle Bill u truly will be missed by myself and everyone that knew you Say hello to Aunt Jo for me. Love you until we meet again watch over all of us and make sure we do right
Carole SlikoBill will be missed by so many,he won the heart of everyone he met.I dearly loved him he was my friend
Terri KiblerSo very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was such a nice person and will be missed by many I am sure.
Ken and Pam Kuchenbrodso sorry to hear this my condolences to the family Ken and Pam Kuchenbrod
christopher spaidThe Bassett family, Bill will be truly missed by all, he was a good man and liked by everyone, wish I could have spent more time with him like the old days but everything changes. Bill & John were my brothers growing up. Will see him in the future.Very very sorry.
The Rice FamilyOur deepest condolences to the Bassett Family. May we all be so blessed to ride again someday in heaven.
Tim & Stacy Box (Mathis)Our condolences to the Bassett family, Bill was a great person. It was a shock to hear that this happened! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace.
JEANIER.I.P my good friend will always love ya and will be sadly missed. prayers to your family. MY GOD BLESS ya all.
Sarah SouzaBilly I loved you as if you were my own. Your parents did a great job I rearing you. They taught you kindness and love by sowing you both. You were a pillar to your sons whom I love very much. They posess that same kindness and love that you and Sharon showed them. You will be missed by an extreme amount of people especially the little guys Bo and Keegan. I loved you Bill you were one sweet guy.
Lisa BeallSorry to hear of this great loss. My heartfelt condolences are sent to the entire Bassett family. R.I.P Wild Bill, you will be greatly missed and never forgotten by anyone lucky enough to meet you...much love
glenn bakrrSo sorry for your families loss. May you get through this with ad little pain as is possible
Trish Bassett D'AndreaSending much love and prayers to all of the Bassett family. I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing.....he was always so kind. And had an amazing smile! Love and prayers to you all. XO
Stephanie & DerikWild Bill was an amazing man. His hugs were always what you needed to make your day! He knew everything to say to help me with any problems I had he was a customer but more like my consoler. I will never forget his many one liners or the laugh and fist pound you got when he thought what you said was the greatest! They don't make them like wild bill he was one of a kind and I will thank god everyday I got to have him in my life... Rest Easy Wild Bill, you will never be forgottten!!
Ray and TheresaGood bye old friend you will be missed
EliJack Sorry about Wild Bill... He was a Great Father to Raise Awesome Guys like you and your brother..
Heather FisherSo sorry to the entire Bassett family. Bill was a great friend to all of us and we will miss him tremendously. Fist bump to ya buddy!! You were and are still our angel. RIP buddy, watch over us!!
Valerie McLainR.I.P. Wild Bill. He was a wonderful man loved by so many. He will be greatly missed and NEVER forgotten. My deepest sympathy to the entire Bassett family. Fly high my friend!
Jason schoenfeldim gonna miss you Bill ,love ya like a brother
BillA great dad, grand father, person and one of my best friends. There are no words that can explain how close we were and how much I will miss you. You have taught me to be friends with everyone, work extremely hard and treat people the right way. Anyone who knew you, loved and respected you because you were a genuine nice person. Did you live a perfect life, no. But no one does. You lived life to the fullest everyday and enjoyed yourself till the time you past away. Not many people can say they didn't that. I truly believe that god had his plan for this past weekend and knew if you had your way to go, you wouldn't have scripted it any different. At camp, with your boys and having a great time. They say a person dies two times, once they take their last breath and once again when their name and stories aren't talked about anymore. We all know that will never happen and you will live forever. I love you and I am proud to have you as a father, mentor, coach,super fan, and best friend. Thank you dad and we will be together again. #SFPride
CrystalMy condolences to the Bassett family. Bill was one of a kind and will be sadly missed.
Steve & Karen Mattis & FamilyOur prayers go out to the entire Bassett family. We will keep you in our prayers to help you get through this difficult time. Wild Bill will truly be missed.
Kathryn Ruffing GeartyMy condolences to the Bassett family.Wild Bill was very unique,Had a smile for all,He will be sadly missed around SF
MaggieGood bye dear friend u will missed forever soar high buddy
kathy kellersorry to lose a good, fun guy. our prayers are with you an you have are sympathies
Mouse and Debbie GdulaWords cannot express our sadness. May the comfort of family, friends, and memories help you through this difficult time. Remember "Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality." ~Emily Dickinson
rob mccombieThis is where the cowboy rides away. Good bye Wild Bill...I was so glad to have had the chance to chat with you and Jack at the club the other night
Vinny - Local 2274Condolence to the Bassett Family. R.I.P. Billy your'll always be a brother.
yvonne watkins (grandma)SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FATHER.YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS.
brian anderson & joni suskowhen i would see u or go in to vics u are the only one that would call me "cat man" and tell me i was ur hero .well you were a great person and a good friend u would hug me and tell me if i ever need anything call you .you will always be loved and remembered by eveyone you talked to with the fist bumped . rest in peace until we get to see u again my friend . keep a eye on everyone . now u can be the mayor in heaven. god bless you .
Uncle Ron & Aunt Linda SneddenDear Karissa and Bill,
We send our sympathy's to you and the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Bob SmithWhen I heard Bill had passed, I thought about our friendship and immediately thought about "The Sandlot" movie. Bill was one of my Sandlot friends growing up in South Fork whom I appreciated then and will always cherish. What I liked most about him was that he never put conditions or limitations on our friendship. He accepted all of us for who we were and are. A mark of a true friend that I will always feel honored and grateful to have known.
vaughn and ann meckbill was loved by one and all. we never heard anyone say an unkind word about bill in the sixteen years we lived here. bill said we was one of the best neighbors he ever had and we felt the same way about bill. bill will be missed by a whole lot of people ,not just in south fork , BUT
every where. it didn't matter where you went it seemed like everyone knew bill. rest in peace bill. you are a true testament in what it means to LOVE YHY NEIGHBOR