Basil H. Monastra

December 22, 1929 ‒ April 09, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Basil H. Monastra, 90, of Lexington, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020.

He was born December 22, 1929.  Basil was loyal to his wife, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Carmella “Millie” Monastra; son James Monastra; son-in-law Jerry Davis and his family.

Basil was preceded in death by his daughter Judy Davis.

A memorial and celebration of life services will be held at a later date.  His family welcomes phone calls from family and friends expressing their condolences, 419-884-3312.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with services.

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  • Family of Basil Monastra,

    I remember Basil when I worked at Banc One Travel, Basil would come in to make his travel arrangements or just to stop in and say “hi”. Basil was very personable and always had a smile on his face.

    Treasure your special memories in the difficult days to come.

    God bless, Cindy

  • Basil my good friend. I was so fortunate to have met u so many years ago. Even though I was a lot younger you took time out to talk to me and educate me with all the knowledge you acquired over the years. You taught me about building,sailing, and just everyday life. I will always remember our times in acapulco, las vegas and thanks to you and your son Jim our great trips to put in bay. You showed me a life style I didn’t know, but by knowing you it all seem to come possible. We would talk for hours on my long drive to Fargo, You knew when that phone rang, you would say, “ are you on your way to Fargo”. Then you would say” good”’ , We have lots to talk about. I don’t think there will be a trip to Fargo when I don’t think about you or talk out loud to you. I will miss you my friend. My condolences to the family and Rest In Peace with Judy by your side, I know heaven is a better place and I will see you again some day. Thank you Basil for always being there

  • To Millie and Jim,

    We are thinking of you at this time. We extend to you our deepest sympathy. Treasure all the fond memories.

    Randy and Joan Hubler

  • Millie,
    I was so very sorry to hear of Basil’s passing. Now he’ll be with Judy. I hope you and Jim are keeping safe.

    I’ve missed seeing you at the bridge table.

    Sending condolences,
    Billie Brandon

  • Millie, I just saw this and want you to know just how sorry I am for you and how much I treasure the time I used to spend with you and Basil, teaching you how to get around in your computer, but mostly just sharing life stories. I learned as much from you and Basil as you did from me. Please accept my condolences. Thoughts and prayers with you.

  • Millie and Jim, Very sorry to hear of Basil’s passing. So many memories of our times together over the years!
    Basil was one of the first employees Phil met when he started working for Ohio Edison in 1956. Now Phil and Basil can be together and share their many memories.

    Sending thoughts, prayers and love to you
    Donna Sprunger